JANUARY

Time to blow out the candles, the Tate Liverpool is turning 30, with a year-long programme of celebratory events kicking off in January. Currently housing a vast collection of Roy Lichtenstein work, available to visit for free, it’s never been a better time to get down to Tate Liverpool.

Later in the year, the gallery’s Art Handling Manager Ken Simons, who has worked at Tate Liverpool since it opened, will be curating a once in a lifetime exhibition of 30 different artist’s work in honour of the occasion. Ken’s Show: Exploring the Unseen, will focus on his favourite pieces, with work from Turner and Hepworth prize winners featuring throughout! A fitting way to kick off a landmark occasion in the gallery’s rich history. Running April to June 2018.

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FEBRUARY

Chinese New Year & Terracotta Warriors come to Liverpool this February to celebrate the year of the dog! The new year festivities will be ringing in with spectacular light displays across the city, the first ever UK appearance of the terracotta warriors, and a number of forward-thinking art exhibitions.

Kicking off on Friday 16th February, the Chinese Arch and Black-E will be illuminated by a series of projections. On Sunday 16th, be sure to head down to St George’s Hall for the annual street celebrations of Chinese New Year. Expect a colourful parade, street food, and performances at one of the best events in Liverpool this year.

Home to one of the oldest Chinese communities in Europe, Liverpool was selected among a whole range of host cities for the only appearance of the Terracotta Warriors in Europe. Tickets are still available via Ticketmaster, with the exhibition starting on Friday 9th February.

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MARCH

This year, Binary Festival will step into its second year as the first event at the brand-new Hinterlands site. Designed to encourage new businesses and untapped talent to become part of the area’s tech and digital transformation - the festival will celebrate and connect these communities, promoting the most innovative and forward-thinking ideas along the way.

 This year, speakers will include; Paul Smith of Hyperloop One, the company behind a planned 670 mph high speed rail project inspired by Elon Musk - Natalie Haywood, Managing Director of one of the North West’s most recognised coffee houses, event spaces and dining spots, LEAF - Andy Kent of Angel Solutions, a company who creative innovative web-based applications to help all levels of the education sector, from pupils to teachers and local authority - And finally, Steve Rotheram, known to most as the Metro Mayor of Liverpool, a strong advocate for a more connected and green future for the city.

Liverpool’s Binary Festival also promises a series of “Gatherings” across the city. These are led by local leaders, makers, designers and creators, offering guests a snapshot of what their business does, and how it contributes to the growing tech and digital sector.

Fast becoming one of the most boundary-pushing tech and digital events in Liverpool.

Find out more in a full Hinterlands blog post HERE

Binary Festival 2018

APRIL

On the Corner is a fresh new festival landing in the Baltic Triangle in late April.

 Taking place Friday 27th to Sunday 29th April, On the Corner will focus on global vibrations, local melodies and a cross section of the UK’s most innovative talent.

The event will traverse two spaces at our sister venue, Constellations; the Garden and the never-before-used sidestreet stage. At night, the party will migrate indoors and also out into the city, with various partner locations hosting after-hours shows.

Teaming up with a number of city-wide brand partners, we can only imagine that the line-up is going to be unlike anything ever seen in Liverpool.

More information available on the Constellations blog HERE

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MAY

Now entering its 11th year, Liverpool Sound City is a mainstay and one of the most notable yearly events in the city. In 2018, the festival will be returning to its inner-city roots, having been located over on Liverpool’s North Docks site for the past two years. Jumping into the Baltic Triangle, Sound City 2018 will span the entire district, with Hinterlands and our sister venue, Constellations both featuring at the fore.

Over 250 of the most hotly-tipped new bands will perform across the weekend of Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th May. DMA’s will headline the Saturday, whilst alternative psych-rock outfit Peace will top the bill on Sunday. Weekend tickets start at £35 and are available from the Liverpool Sound City website HERE.

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JUNE

Rounding off the first half of 2018, the International Business Festival returns to Liverpool. The world’s largest business festival, taking place every two years, the IBF looks to provide people with the support, advice and inspiration they need to advance their business. Since it began in 2014, the festival has welcomed over 30,000 attendees from around the world, facilitating an additional £600 million of extra investment.

Taking place between the 12th and 28th June, this year’s event will hold technology and innovation at its core.

Find out more about the International Business Festival HERE.

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