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Ten years in the making, now's good for a city break to Liverpool
Liverpool 2018. Everyday. Everyone.
Lose yourself in Liverpool 2018
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Everyday. Everyone.

Ancient discoveries. Modern culture. Future trends.

Incredible events. 365 days. One very special year.

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  1. The Fire Garden, created by Walk the Plank, seen here at Festival No. 6
    Liverpool welcomes the start of spring in fiery fashion with an exciting new festival inspired by the traditions of Northern Europe. Walk the Plank presents Feast of Fire, and promises a spectacle for all the family.
    1. 23 Mar 201825 Mar 2018
    2. 30 Mar 20182 Apr 2018
    3. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
  2. Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta
    Everything will be shipshape and Liverpool fashion in 2018 as we welcome the wonderful Tall Ships back to the River Mersey.
  3. Why Millennials Love Liverpool
    Liverpool's buried treasure has been uncovered, shined up nicely and is now on display for the world to see. Liverpool has changed, but the grit and character of the city, remains very much the same.
  4. Haegue Yang, Quasi-Pagan Modern, 2016
    Liverpool Biennial celebrates 20 years of commissioning cutting-edge and controversial contemporary art by posing the question – Beautiful world, where are you? While the full programme is still to be revealed, one thing is for certain – boundaries will be pushed.
    1. 14 Jul 201828 Oct 2018
  5. The Terracotta Warriors are coming to Liverpool.
    Figures from China’s famous Terracotta Army are going on show in a UK museum outside London for the first time in more than 30 years. The must-see exhibition at Liverpool’s World Museum will reveal almost 1,000 years of China’s history and coincides with the China Dream season of cultural commissions.
    1. 9 Feb 201828 Oct 2018
  6. The Clipper Race will arrive home in Liverpool, in 2018
    Liverpool welcomes back the intrepid amateur adventurers of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, 11 months and 40,000 gruelling nautical miles after they left the Albert Dock in summer 2017.
    1. 20 Aug 2017
    2. 1 Jul 201831 Jul 2018
  7. Plan Your Visit
    This is all the useful information a visitor to Liverpool needs. Get here, get around, find the tourist information centres, and check out our sample itineraries for top tips on your day in town.
  8. Egon Schiele at Tate Liverpool
    Tate Liverpool delves into its treasure trove of contemporary art to celebrate its 30th birthday. Egon Schiele & Francesca Woodman is the summer blockbuster, and there’s a retrospective for modern art legend Fernand Léger.
    1. 30 Mar 201817 Jun 2018
    2. 24 May 201823 Sep 2018
  9. 2018 is sure to be a spectacular display of sporting endeavour, as the world’s best runners and riders reconvene for one of the most challenging and thrilling events in the sporting calendar.
    1. 6 Apr 20178 Apr 2017
    2. 12 Apr 201814 Apr 2018
  10. Rapid Response Unit will put art and culture at the heart of the news agenda, and Liverpool at the heart of every story, as national and international artists respond to global events as they happen.
    1. 28 Feb 201830 Nov 2018
    2. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
  11. Explore the most exciting and renowned artists from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
    Coinciding with China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors Exhibition at the World Museum around the corner, feat your eyes on a complementary exhibition of cutting edge contemporary art that celebrates our current relationship with China and looks to the future.
    1. 9 Feb 20183 Jun 2018
  12. 10 years on from the Year of the Rat in 2008, the city of Liverpool will celebrate the year of the Dog with a kaleidoscope of culture, art, sights and sounds. A three day celebration will take place across Liverpool's historic Chinatown in February 2018.
    1. 27 Jan 201729 Jan 2017
    2. 16 Feb 201818 Feb 2018

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  1. 2008 - 2018 then, now and what could be.
    2008 - 2018 then, now and what could be.
  2. LIMF is back for 2018
    Liverpool International Music Festival returns for 2018 promising world-famous names alongside the best new musical talent, all brought together in what remains Europe’s biggest free music event.
    1. 20 Jul 201723 Jul 2017
    2. 21 Jul 201822 Jul 2018
  3. China Dream will celebrate Liverpool and China's connection.
    Chinese New Year heralds the start of China Dream, a nine-month season of cultural commissions from contemporary Chinese artists, all coinciding with the famous Terracotta Warriors’ first European visit in a generation.
    1. 16 Feb 201831 Oct 2018
  4. Liverpool Feis will bring the best in Irish music for a celebration like no other
    A brand new event celebrating the best of Irish culture will bring some of the biggest names in contemporary and traditional Irish music to Liverpool.
    1. 7 Jul 2018
  5. The Clothes Show returns to Liverpool in 2018
    Liverpool takes to the runway to give 2018 a stylish lift off as the British Style Collective returns to the city for a second year. Expect four fabulous days of fashion and fun.
    1. 7 Jul 20179 Jul 2017
    2. 19 Oct 201821 Oct 2018
  6. Liverpool's free, volunteer led Pride festival. Celebrating diversity, equality, love & life in the Liverpool City Region.
    1. 28 Jul 201829 Jul 2018
  7. Rewire is part of Liverpool 2018
    Prepare for a sensory overload as Liverpool’s FACT and Leeds-based artistic wizards Invisible Flock take over the historic Toxteth Reservoir for Rewire, a playful participatory event where technology and magic become one.
    1. 14 Sep 20186 Oct 2018
  8. Brittle Heart Liverpool
    A season of work to commemorate both the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One as well as women’s right to vote, will look at the world a century ago and aim to draw comparisons with 2018 and the future.
    1. 5 Nov 201811 Nov 2018
  9. Future-World-of-Work Season in Liverpool
    In The Future of Work, commissioned artists will create a ‘series of provocations’ addressing the question – with A.I. set to take up to half of human jobs in the next two decades, what does that mean for society?
    1. 1 May 201831 Jul 2018
  10. The Art of Football will be a celebration like no other
    World Cup fever will grip Liverpool in summer 2018, and The Art of Football - a month-long season of celebratory events exploring the deep-rooted culture of the beautiful game - will kick off with the start of the hotly-contested competition.
    1. 14 Jun 201815 Jul 2018
  11. Following sold out crowds in London 2012 and Rio 2016 the sport continues to grow apace internationally and 192 athletes will travel to Liverpool in 2018 in their quest to become World Champion.
    1. 9 Aug 201819 Aug 2018
  12. A colourful festival of live African and Caribbean music, in the UK’s largest free celebration of African music and culture.
    1. 17 Jun 201718 Jun 2017
    2. 16 Jun 201817 Jun 2018
  13. Smash the keys is a music festival where the piano takes centre stage
    Smash the Keys is a 10-day music festival that puts the humble piano centre stage. Expect to hear all forms and genres, from jazz to grime, hip hop to swing – played by some of the biggest names in music.
    1. 20 Sep 201830 Sep 2018
  14. See the lost castles of Liverpool recreated with cardboard
    Liverpool will welcome French artist Olivier Grossetête - renowned for recreating extraordinary structures out of cardboard – who will work with communities to recreate lost castles from across Liverpool and its surrounding areas in the exact places they once stood!
    1. 11 Aug 201812 Aug 2018

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