History and heritage
A giant, 23ft replica of the moon is coming to Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral as part of an extensive programme of events across the city over the final bank holiday weekend in May.
Created by renowned British artist Luke Jerram, the stunning “Museum of the Moon” uses detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface and includes a sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award-winning composer Dan Jones.
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has published a report, Culture is Digital, that makes commitments to finding ways of giving culture organisations access to cutting-edge technology and digital skills training.
The inaugural annual Liverpool Feis, part of the Liverpool 2018 cultural programme, takes place on Saturday 7 July 2018. Organised by the founder of Mean Fiddler and the world famous Fleadh, it will feature some of the biggest names in Irish music and promoses to bte the biggest celebration of Irish culture the city has seen.
Liverpool will be welcomed into the Bordeaux Fête le Vin family alongside its international partners Quebec, Brussels and Hong Kong on 25-28 May during the Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta.
Totally Thames is an annual season of surprising, diverse and accessible arts and culture throughout the month of September along the 42-mile stretch of the Thames. It is curated and managed by the Thames Festival Trust, working collaboratively with artists, local communities, river interest organisations and businesses.
Last week, the British Library announced the latest star loan to our major autumn exhibition Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms. Nothing less than Domesday—the most famous and earliest surviving public record, commissioned in 1085—is being generously loaned by The National Archives in Kew to this forthcoming British Library blockbuster.
The Great Exhibition of the North, the biggest event in England in 2018, has revealed the core of its extensive 3-month programme with NewcastleGateshead coming alive with storytelling charting the arts and design, culture and innovation of the North of England on 22 June–9 September 2018.
The 18th architect commissioned to design the annual Serpentine Pavilion for Serpentine Galleries will be both the youngest architect yet and also the first solo woman since Zaha Hadid was commissioned in 2000.
Frida Escobedo's pavilion design will be open to the public from 15 June until 7 October 2018 and will host a programme of art, architecture, music, film and dance events.
Gauhar Jaan - The Datia Incident
10 - 29 April, Omnibus Theatre
Tarun Jasani's new play is a historical re-imagining, inspired by the real-life experiences of Gauhar Jaan, one of India's most renowned singing and dancing sensations. The story, interwoven with scandal, intrigue and invention, follows the journey of engineer Fredrick Gaisberg as he makes his way across India to record her beautiful voice.