A city at the heart of art!
The arts are second-nature in a city which has produced more than its share of big-name performers and stunning buildings.
Africa Oyé is the UK’s largest celebration of African music and culture that takes place annually. It seeks to highlight the fantastic range of cultures, foods, music and artists that make Africa a vibrant and inspiring continent.
Birkenhead Priory & St Mary’s Tower
As the oldest standing building on Merseyside, Birkenhead Priory & St Mary’s Tower offers a unique insight into the town of Birkenhead and its historical and spiritual importance in the development of Wirral.
Brazilica Festival is the largest celebration of Brazilian culture in the UK, held annually every July. It’s a packed programme of events which promises to be a colourful day with an abundance of sights, sounds and tastes of Brazil.
The multiple award winning Central Library is situated in the beautifully re-modelled Grade II listed building. Offering a host of new services including WiFi access throughout the building, 150 computers and iPads and game area.
The award-winning FACT building is home to three galleries (showing four exhibitions per year), a beautiful café operated by the team behind LEAF on Bold Street, a cosy bar, and four state of the art film screens.
International Beatle Week
Beatle Week is seven days of music, magic and memories. Apart from live gigs, there are art exhibitions, flea markets, record fairs, guest speakers, video shows, tours and a convention, held over the August bank holiday.
Liverpool Biennial delivers the UK Biennial of Contemporary Art, the leading festival of visual arts in the UK. Liverpool Biennial unfolds through a programme of exhibitions and projects that lead to a rediscovery of the city.
Liverpool Food & Drink Festival
Liverpool Food and Drink Festival is a celebration of the city’s fantastic restaurants, bars, cafes and regional producers. Sefton Park will once again be transformed into a ‘food heaven’, to serve up a giant feast for the public in September.
Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts
Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts provides education and training in performing arts, theatre and performance design and technology and management disciplines in a hands-on, collaborative environment.
Liverpool International Music Festival
Liverpool International Music Festival is a celebration of the global music city featuring inspiring ‘Music Migrations’ commissions and special partnerships with the LIMF Academy, culminating in Europe’s biggest free music event.
Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral
Liverpool’s Roman Catholic Cathedral opened in 1967 with its modern, circular design, modern works of art and glorious multi-coloured windows. Dating from the 1930s, the original Lutyens Crypt offers a sharp contrast.
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
This venue attracts world class artists with performances ranging from classical, contemporary, rock, pop, folk, roots, and jazz to comedy, film and spoken word. The adjoining Music Room provides a small and informal space.
251 Menlove Avenue, named Mendips, was the childhood home of John Lennon, singer and songwriter in the Beatles. The home was bought by Yoko Ono, Lennon’s widow, who then donated it to the National Trust.
National Wildflower Centre
Set in the historic Court Hey Park, the family friendly National Wildflower Centre is a natural place to visit, celebrating wildflower environments for people and wildlife to enjoy and raise awareness about their importance.
Royal Court is the friendliest theatre in the city, set in a historic art deco building which has been modernised and refreshed. The theatre produces eight long running plays every year, mostly comedies and musicals.
Sefton Park Palm House
Sefton Park Palm House is a Grade II listed Victorian glasshouse, with an octagonal three-tiered structure, showcasing the Liverpool Botanical Collection. Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the park, then relax with a coffee.
St George’s Hall
St George’s Hall is a breathtaking venue. Throughout the year the hall hosts a number of free and paid for public events and exhibitions. There is also an on site cafe, tourist information and heritage centre for visitors.
This beautiful venue is home to a theatre, museum and galleries. The Atkinson is an exciting and varied destination for families, cultural tourists and arts enthusiasts alike, with a full day and night time over.
The Hardmans’ House
Explore the contrasting sides of this house: the neat, professional, spacious business rooms and the cluttered, cramped living quarters of the renowned portrait photographer Edward Chambré Hardman and his wife Margaret.
Williamson Art Gallery & Museum
The Williamson Art Gallery & Museum is minutes from the heart of Birkenhead, on the edge of the village of Oxton. A truly splendid building, this elegant venue provides space to display masterpieces, ceramics, and sculptures.
World of Glass
World of Glass is a unique attraction, telling the story of St Helens and history of glass-making. Glass-blowing demonstrations showcase the skill, there’s an exciting multi-media show taking you on a voyage of discovery.