On 16th & 17th June 2018, Sefton Park will once again be taken over by the music and culture of Africa and the diaspora for two free days of fantastic live music, DJs, dance, workshops, food stalls and a range of traders in the Oyé Village.
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 Culture Diary supported, curated and helped bring UK arts, culture and creative industries content to both SXSW and the GREAT Festival of Innovation in March 2018. There are a few visual highlights from each festival showcase
The Royal Opera and Royal Ballet have announced their seasons, including a ballet tour to Los Angeles to perform a new work by Wayne McGregor in collaboration with the LA Philharmonic.
The Royal Opera's season will include five new productions and classic revivals, opening with Wagner's Wing cycle conducted by Music Director Antionio Pappano. Highlights include:
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.
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.
A UK music industry trade mission to Beijing, run by the Department for International Trade, is scheduled to take place on 10–15 April.
Partnering with the Association of Independent Music (AIM) and British Phonographic Industry (BPI), the week-long DIT mission will allow for exploring opportunities and to grow UK music's presence in China. Interested parties should download the application form. Deadline is 16 March.
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.
Music Venue Trust (MVT) has launched its public-facing fundraising arm Fightback which is looking to raise £100,000 from over 100 events in 2018 across the UK.
Fightback will invite the 360 members of MVT's Music Venue Alliance to organise live music events in support of the charity's work. The money riased will support MVT's Emergency Response service which directly intervenes to tackle threats of closure. In 2017, this service halted closures of 41 grassroots music venues.