On 4th - 5th July 2015, Transatlantic 175 will commemorate 175 years of cruise passenger travel across the Atlantic with a weekend of cultural events that span Liverpool’s waterfront. The city will become a creative culture clash between the home-grown music, fashion, art, design, food and film influences that have travelled across the pond from the ports of Halifax Nova Scotia, Boston and New York since Samuel Cunard’s first crossing on 4 July, 1840.

Coinciding with the weekend of American Independence, insights from both cultures will be explored and played out in the museums, galleries and evocative public spaces that line Liverpool’s World Heritage Site, all the under the spectacle of Queen Mary 2 which will be proudly sitting on the River Mersey.

See below for individual event details, timings and locations (plus a handy infographic and map to guide you through the weekend’s activities).

For full information, see www.onemagnificentcity.com


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(Please note: the Wayne Hemingway Event 'Paradise' will no longer be taking place.)


Queen Mary 2 LiverpoolQueen Mary 2 Visit - Saturday 4th July, Early Morning - 10.30pm, River Mersey

Queen Mary 2 will pay a visit to the city, before departing the Liverpool shores to re-create Cunard’s maiden journey from 1840. The vessel, its passengers and the Pier Head audience will be part of a stunning and unforgettable patriotic send-off which is not to be missed.

For more information on the Queen Mary 2 Visit click here.


Eat the Atlantic Food Festival LiverpoolEat the Atlantic Food Festival - Saturday 4th - Sunday 5th July, 11am - 6pm - Mann Island, L3 1BP

Graze your way through amazing food and drink produced across both sides of the Atlantic; you’ll never be far from something delicious to eat as the fleet of street food vendors in vintage vehicles serve up awesome international dishes.

For more information on Eat the Atlantic Food Festival click here.


Vintage on the Dock LiverpoolVintage on the Dock - Saturday 4th - Sunday 5th July, 11am - 5pm - Albert Dock, L3 1AA

A bijou ‘Vintage Festival’ celebrating the decades of British cool, transforming the Albert Dock into a vintage playground laced with experiences, sights and sounds that trace the history of Liverpool’s 175 year relationship with transatlantic travel.

For more information on Vintage on the Dock click here.


Very Big Catwalk LiverpoolVery Big Catwalk - Saturday 4th July, 5pm - 8pm - Pier Head, L3 1BY

Liverpool’s cool roots, well-documented heritage and diverse DNA will play out on the Pier Head runway as community groups and fashionistas that are the heart and soul of the city come together in this once in a life time public celebration of all that’s fashionable.

For more information on The Very Big Catwalk click here.


Very Big After Party LiverpoolVery Big After Party - Saturday 4th July, 8pm - 10pm - Pier Head, L3 1BY

Following on from the catwalk extravaganza, it’s time to get your groove on for The Very Big After Party on the evening of 4 July. Bring your mum, your dad, your kids, your boyfriend, your girlfriend and your mates to this two hours of disco on the docks, hosted by DJ Greg Wilson.

For more information on The Very Big After Party click here.


Classic Car Cavalcade LiverpoolClassic Car Cavalcade - Sunday 5th July, 11am - 6pm - Pier Head, L3 1BY

Liverpool welcomes 175 of the finest classic cars and bikes, taking part in a historic motor cavalcade through the heart of the city. From very early pre-1905 production models to today’s supercars, the field will be assembled from a stunning display of American and British classics.

For more information on the Classic Car Cavalcade click here.



If you want to view the map in a larger size online, it is also available here: http://bit.ly/T175map

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