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.
History and heritage
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.
Photographer Robin Friend and choreographer Wayne McGregor direct Winged Bull in the Elephant Case, an immersive performance for the screen filmed at London's National Gallery and underground in a Welsh slate mine. The programme for BBC Performance Live, features new choreography by Wayne, Charlotte Edmonds, Botis Seva and Bonetics, performed by Company Wayne McGregor, Alessandra Ferri, Bonetics and Far Fr
Blackpool is announcing a new CultureBlackpool project to showcase and highlight the cultural offer that currently exists in resort to visitors and residents. CultureBlackpool, a new collaboration between public and private sector partners is launching its B/Side Campaign which aims to flip expected perceptions of Blackpool and persuade people to ‘tune in’, look up and around and to appreciate the cultural side of the resort.
The opening celebration of the Great Exhibition of the North on 22 June has been revealed ahead of the full programme in January 2018. Visitors will have the first chance to experience great northern art, design and innovation in the Great Exhibition Hubs and Trails. These venues and locations will remain open until dusk as audiences are drawn to the Quayside for a special evening event revealing major Great Exhibition of the North pieces.
Ten years since the game-changing year as European Capital of Culture, Liverpool is marking the milestone with a programme of exciting, inspirational and thought-provoking projects which will shine an international spotlight onto the incredible cultural hub this city has become.
Bringing together international artists, performers and homegrown talent which has emerged over the last decade, more than 40 events and festivals will take place in and across the city region, including firsts, one-off spectacles and some returning, crowd-pulling favourites.