Crowds line the streets of Liverpool to see Gaz Whiter crowned Champ of Red Bull Drift Shifters

31st August 2018 | By Sam Martin

SUNDAY 19th AUGUST: The world’s top drift racers descended upon the city of Liverpool today to witness Gaz Whiter being crowned champion of Red Bull Drift Shifters; one of the biggest, loudest and most precise motorsport events to ever hit the UK. The competition saw twelve global drift legends showcase their skills just feet from excited spectators … Continued..

UK Parliament artist is creating artworks with Liverpool residents to explore impact of race relations laws

| By Sam Martin

Artist Scarlett Crawford has been appointed by the UK Parliament for a new project entitled First Waves: Exploring the impact of race relations legislation in the UK. Over the course of her artist residency, Scarlett is holding workshops at partner organisations across the country, including Bluecoat, Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts. The project is timed … Continued..

Liverpool’s high street is thriving, according to new figures

| By Sam Martin

Liverpool BID Company has revealed footfall figures that show the city centre’s high street continues to thrive and buck the national trend. Despite reports of a downturn nationally, Liverpool is on the up reporting 12 consecutive months of footfall growth year on year along with a 6.7 per cent year on year increase in footfall … Continued..

Shanghai artists take over Liverpool waterfront

8th August 2018 | By Sam Martin

Ten acclaimed Chinese artists, living and working in Liverpool’s twin city Shanghai, will showcase their work in a brand new free exhibition taking over the waterfront. This is Shanghai will bring together the work of ten leading contemporary artists from China, reinforcing a creative link between the two cities which are often compared due to … Continued..

Heat network set for Liverpool Waters

| By Sam Martin

Peel Energy is to develop a district heat network at Liverpool Waters development, under the name of Mersey Heat. The first phase of the network will be centred on existing buildings around Princes Dock along with planned new developments along the waterfront. The heat network will support space heating and hot water provision within the … Continued..

Road closures for businesses during Red Bull Drift Shifters

| By Sam Martin

Enquiries to: Culture Liverpool Direct line   : 0151 233 2008 E-mail          : [email protected] August 2018 Dear Resident / Business Red Bull Drift Shifters Event Day: Sunday 19th August 2018, Gates 09:30am, Event Starts 10:30am, Event Finish 2.30pm Road Closures for Event Setup: Friday 17th – Monday 20th August    Liverpool is proud to host a … Continued..

A blanket approach to Giants

| By Sam Martin

A HUMONGOUS picnic blanket is going to be created by youngsters across Liverpool and Wirral to form part of October’s Giant spectacular. Thousands of children from the two areas will become Dream Catchers as they prepare for Liverpool’s Dream which takes place from 4-7 October.  A brand new participation programme for schools and community groups … Continued..

CHASING THE STIGMA LAUNCH CAMPAIGN WITH EVERTON FC TO BUILD NEW MENTAL HEALTH CENTRE

| By Sam Martin

Everton Football Club and its official charity, Everton in the Community, has launched a new mental health focused campaign to raise funds to build a permanent facility – called ‘The People’s Place’ – in the shadows of Goodison Park. The ‘People’s Place’ campaign has the backing and support of Everton CEO Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale, first … Continued..

Liverpool City Region boxes clever

| By Sam Martin

CASTLES and a Viking church will be brought to life in huge cardboard form as Liverpool City Region gets creative together for a unique arts project.  Lost Castles is the first cultural project involving all six boroughs which will see hundreds of volunteers work with renowned French artist Olivier Grossetȇte to create monumental structures based … Continued..

Liverpool is in the UK’s top five tourist destinations with a boom in visitors

| By Sam Martin

The number of overseas visitors coming to Liverpool has risen by a quarter in just one year. The tourism boom saw a total of 839,000 foreign visitors in 2017, up from 671,000 the year before, according to the Office for National Statistics. And Liverpool looks set to become the fourth most-visited city in the UK, … Continued..