The City of Culture Trust's first campaign since winning its bid for UK City of Culture 2021 celebrates human rights 70 years since the signing of the UN Declaration of Human Rights, including a 14ft mobile illuminated poem which tours the city.
The Scottish Government, City of Edinburgh Council and Edinburgh Festivals have formed and will finance the PLACE (Platforms for Creative Excellence) programme, intended to increase the reach of the renowned annual festivals' work. They have committed £15 million across the next five years. PLACE will be supported and administered by Creative Scotland.
Projects announced to recieve money from the first three years of funding (£5.8 million) are:
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Are you ready to plan your Giants journey?
There are just two weeks until Giant visitors will walk the streets of Liverpool and Wirral (Thursday 4 to Sunday 7 October) – in what will be the final in the trilogy of Giant spectaculars.
After delivering the City of Culture for Hull in 2017, Absolutely Cultured has now been awarded £1.25 million by Arts Council England to delivery an ambitious programme of cultural events until 2021.
The programme aims to cater for the city’s growing local audience and visitors, and continue to build upon the legacy of Hull 2017.
Serpentine Galleries has published a video interview with Frida Escobedo, the designer of the Serpentine Pavilion 2018.
The Mexican architect and designer describes the Pavilion and the thoughts behind the design choices, influences and artistic ambition.
You can enjoy the Serpentine Pavilion 2018 until the 7 October 2018. The Serpentine's first Pavilion outside of the UK was opened on 30 May in the WF Central development in Beijing and can be seen until 31 October 2018.
SIX extraordinary structures made of cardboard, tape and community spirit will be created in each borough this summer in what is a cultural first for Liverpool City Region.
Lost Castles will see hundreds of volunteers work with thousands of cardboard boxes to build monumental castle-inspired structures, some of which will be based on actual medieval forts or historic structures which were in the region at one time.
The Great Exhibition of the North takes place from 22 June to 9 September, 80 days of amazing exhibits, live performances, displays of innovation, new artworks and magical experiences. The Exhibition will tell the inspiring story of the North of England and how its innovators, businesses, artists and designers have shaped our present and are inspiring our future.
Some highlights from each of the trails and hubs throughout the three months include:
After four years of speculation, rumours and crossed fingers, it’s official… they’re back!
Liverpool and Wirral – get ready to walk in the footsteps of Giants.
Preparations are underway as the city gears up to welcome some very special Giant visitors for what will be their third and final Liverpool experience.
Royal de Luxe, the world’s leading street theatre company, is returning to its second home for a free, unmissable show from Thursday 4 to Sunday 7 October 2018.
Suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett has been immortalised by Turner Prize-winner Gillian Wearing OBE, the first statue of a woman, and by a woman, in Parliament Square.
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.