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Discover the performances and public programme for Liverpool Biennial 2016, which includes films, talks, tours, workshops and family activities. For further listings, see what's happening as part of the Biennial Fringe.   

Forthcoming

26 July 2016John Moores Painting Prize: Talk Tuesdays
Join Director of Art Galleries, Sandra Penketh for a tour of the John Moores Exhibition.
27 July – 29 July 2016Prototype Summer School with FACTLab
Children aged 8-11 are invited to get creative with technology and co-design projects using electronics, robotics, coding and Minecraft.
28 July 2016Another Version of Events: Tampopo (1985)
Comedy ensues when a truck driver helps a young widow named Tampopo improve her roadside noodle restaurant. Selected by Oliver Laric.
30 July 2016Minecraft Infinity Project Workshop
Come along to find out a little bit more about some of the different ways to use Minecraft and co-create the largest ever virtual sculpture
30 July 2016Do Something! Saturdays
Explore different elements of art-making, inspired by FACT’s Biennial exhibition.
30 July 2016Explore
Artist-led activities for families of all ages to do together, inspired by the Bluecoat Biennial exhibitions.
30 July 2016Curator Tour: Tate Liverpool
A guided tour of the Biennial exhibition at Tate Liverpool with Rosie Cooper.
30 July 2016A New Chineseness
Ying Tan in conversation with En Liang Khong about the concept of 'Chineseness' in contemporary art.
31 July 2016Sunday Comedy Club
A monthly workshop for families to create their own comedy shows inspired by Liverpool Biennial 2016.
31 July 2016Liverpool Biennial 2016: Mediator Tour
A bespoke tour of the Liverpool Biennial exhibition with our specially trained mediators.
02 August 2016John Moores Painting Prize: Talk Tuesdays
Join Nicholas Middleton as he reflects upon being selected for the John Moores Painting Prize five times over the course of twelve years since 2004, twice winning the People’s Choice Prize in 2006 and 2010.
02 August 2016Conversations with Ancient Greece
Discover the impact Ancient Greece had on Liverpool and its history with Dr Chrissi Partheni and Lauren Barnes.
03 August – 05 August 2016Prototype Summer School with Neil Winterburn
Children aged 8-11 are invited to learn a range of digital skills, from coding to circuitry.
03 August 2016Summer Sessions: Ranjit Hoskote in conversation with Sally Tallant
The Mumbai-based poet, critic and curator will read his poetry and discuss his varied career across the arts with Sally Tallant, Director of Liverpool Biennial.
04 August 2016Another Version of Events: Stop Motion Group Screening
Two films, Jump (Hysterique Bourreé) and Parade, that capture dance and unique interactions with the camera.
06 August 2016Curator Tour: Cains Brewery
A guided tour of the Biennial exhibition at Cains Brewery with Polly Brannan.
07 August 2016Liverpool Biennial 2016: Mediator Tour
A bespoke tour of the Liverpool Biennial exhibition with our specially trained mediators.
09 August 2016John Moores Painting Prize: Talk Tuesdays
Join Nicola Cunningham, Exhibitions Officer, to find out about the Exhibition, the selection process and what goes on behind the scenes with the John Moores Project Team.
09 August 2016Summer Sessions: Free Radicals
Join radical poets Juliana Spahr and Sean Bonney, and new British poet Ruby Robinson for an evening of politically-charged poetry readings.
10 August – 12 August 2016Prototype Summer School with FACTLab
Children aged 12-14 are invited to get creative with technology and co-design projects using electronics, robotics, coding and Minecraft.
11 August 2016Another Version of Events: Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)
Celine and Julie meet in Montmartre and wind up sharing the same flat, bed, fiancé, clothes, identity and imagination. Selected by Mark Leckey.
13 August 2016Minecraft Infinity Project Workshop
Come along to find out a little bit more about some of the different ways to use Minecraft and co-create the largest ever virtual sculpture as part of the Minecraft Infinity Project.
13 August 2016Bluecoat Gallery Tour with Deep Hedonia
Liverpool-based audiovisual collective Deep Hedonia give their response to Dennis McNulty’s Homo Gestalt, focusing on the artist's installation and accompanying app.
13 August 2016Curator Tour: Open Eye Gallery
A guided tour of the Biennial exhibition at Open Eye Gallery with Thomas Dukes.
14 August 2016Liverpool Biennial 2016: Mediator Tour
A bespoke tour of the Liverpool Biennial exhibition with our specially trained mediators.
17 August – 19 August 2016Prototype Summer School with Neil Winterburn
Children aged 12-14 are invited to learn a range of digital skills, from coding to circuitry.
18 August 2016Another Version of Events: Castle for Home Group Screening
Short films by artists and filmmakers on the theme of domestic, interior and artificial habitats.
20 August – 21 August 2016FACT on Tour: MakeFest 2016
Join FACT at MakeFest 2016 to find out more about FACTLab, how technology can make art, how art can help us understand science, and how both lead to us solving problems together.
20 August 2016Curator Tour: FACT
A guided tour of the Biennial exhibition at FACT with Mike Stubbs.
21 August 2016Liverpool Biennial 2016: Mediator Tour
A bespoke tour of the Liverpool Biennial exhibition with our specially trained mediators.
22 August – 25 August 2016Bluecoat Summer School
Led by experienced workshop leaders, children aged 6-11 will spend time in the galleries engaging with the artworks and getting inspired to create their own masterpiece.
23 August 2016John Moores Painting Prize: Talk Tuesdays
Join John Moores artist Donal Moloney as he discusses the development of his practice in recent years, looking into ideas around colour, condensed space and light.
25 August 2016Another Version of Events: Sans Soleil (1983)
This mind-bending free-form travelogue charts late filmmaker Chris Marker's journey from Africa to Japan.
27 August 2016Curator Tour: Public Spaces
A guided tour of the Biennial exhibition unfolding across the city's public spaces.
28 August 2016Sunday Comedy Club
A monthly workshop for families to create their own comedy shows inspired by Liverpool Biennial 2016.
28 August 2016Liverpool Biennial 2016: Mediator Tour
A bespoke tour of the Liverpool Biennial exhibition with our specially trained mediators.
30 August 2016John Moores Painting Prize: Talk Tuesdays
Join Artist Enzo Marra and Curator of British Art, Charlotte Keenan for an “In Conversation” discussion of Marra’s work. The discussion will cover Marra’s working practice and illustrate how his exploration of the art world has developed overtime.
01 September 2016Another Version of Events: Paris is Burning (1991)
A cult classic following a community of Black and Latino gay and transgender New Yorkers, who find sustenance, creativity and family through dance and performance. Screening accompanied by a special performance.
03 September 2016Curator Tour: Public Spaces
A guided tour of the Biennial exhibition unfolding across the city's public spaces.
04 September 2016Liverpool Biennial 2016: Mediator Tour
A bespoke tour of the Liverpool Biennial exhibition with our specially trained mediators.
08 September 2016Another Version of Events: Dust Group Screening
Short films by artists and filmmakers on the theme of histories and landscapes.
10 September 2016Curator Tour: Public Spaces
A guided tour of the Biennial exhibition unfolding across the city's public spaces with Ying Tan.
11 September 2016Liverpool Biennial 2016: Mediator Tour
A bespoke tour of the Liverpool Biennial exhibition with our specially trained mediators.
14 September 2016Episodic Data of Culture
Can time and data work hand in hand? This event considers what cultural institutions can proactively do with the data they accumulate.
14 September 2016Engineering Fictions: Jessica Foley
A hands-on writing session where collective day-dreaming, conversation, experimental and uncreative writing help to tilt habits of occupational communication.
15 September 2016Another Version of Events: Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam (The Man Who Saved the World) AKA Turkish Starwars (1982)
This cult science fiction film is affectionately known as the Turkish Star Wars due to its bootleg use of clips from the official movie.
17 September 2016Curator Tour: ABC Cinema
A guided tour of the Biennial exhibition at ABC Cinema with Francesca Bertolotti-Bailey.
18 September 2016Liverpool Biennial 2016: Mediator Tour
A bespoke tour of the Liverpool Biennial exhibition with our specially trained mediators.
22 September 2016Another Version of Events: Circuit Breaker Group Screening
Short films by artists who use new technologies in their work.
24 September 2016Minecraft Infinity Project Workshop
Come along to find out a little bit more about some of the different ways to use Minecraft and co-create the largest ever virtual sculpture as part of the Minecraft Infinity Project
24 September 2016Curator Tour: Cains Brewery
A guided tour of the Biennial exhibition at Cains Brewery with Polly Brannan.
25 September 2016Sunday Comedy Club
A monthly workshop for families to create their own comedy shows inspired by Liverpool Biennial 2016.
25 September 2016Liverpool Biennial 2016: Mediator Tour
A bespoke tour of the Liverpool Biennial exhibition with our specially trained mediators.
27 September 2016Dennis McNulty in Conversation with Matthew de Abaitua
De Abaitua's recent novel If Then draws on the war diaries of Wirral-born science-fiction writer and philosopher Olaf Stapledon
28 September 2016Conversations with Ancient Greece
Learn about the ideas of narrative and fiction in relation to Ancient Greece with Rosie Cooper and Sandeep Parmar
29 September 2016Another Version of Events: Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore (1999)
Taking found footage of British dance halls, discos and raves of the 70s, 80s and 90s, Mark Leckey charts changes in style through the decades. Followed by other short works.
29 September 2016Steve Reich & Bill Morrison: Different Trains LIVEMetal presents a site-specific performance by legendary American composer Steve Reich of his masterwork Different Trains, with a newly commissioned film accompaniment by artist and filmmaker Bill Morrison.
01 October 2016Curator Tour: Tate Liverpool
A guided tour of the Biennial exhibition at Tate Liverpool with Lauren Barnes.
02 October 2016Liverpool Biennial 2016: Mediator Tour
A bespoke tour of the Liverpool Biennial exhibition with our specially trained mediators.
06 October 2016Another Version of Events: Nothing More (NADA +) (2001)
Depicting the social and political struggles in present day Cuba, the film follows a young postal worker who dreams of joining her parents in Miami. Selected by Cuco Fusco.
07 October 2016Adam Linder: Some Strands of Support
A choreography for hair prostheses in which a designated object, sculpture or statue is cared for and coerced through the movement of hair.
08 October 2016The Biennial Condition: On Contemporaneity and the Episodic
This conference gathers researchers, curators, artists and writers to explore the Biennial form as the site for the production of contemporaneity in art and exhibition making.
08 October 2016In Anthens' Shadow? Radical Cultural Responses to Crisis in Urban Democracy
Bringing together key thinkers, artists and cultural workers, this symposium reflects critically on pressing issues raised by relations between the arts, democracy and the city in the 21st century.
08 October 2016Adam Linder: Some Strands of Support
A choreography for hair prostheses in which a designated object, sculpture or statue is cared for and coerced through the movement of hair.
08 October 2016Curator Tour: Cains Brewery
A guided tour of Cains Brewery with Raimundas Malašauskas.
08 October 2016Coco Fusco: Observations of Predation in Humans: A lecture by Dr Zira
A lecture delivered by Dr Zira, the chimpanzee psychologist and expert in human behaviour made famous by Planet of the Apes (1968).
09 October 2016Adam Linder: Some Strands of Support
A choreography for hair prostheses in which a designated object, sculpture or statue is cared for and coerced through the movement of hair.
09 October 2016Liverpool Biennial 2016: Mediator Tour
A bespoke tour of the Liverpool Biennial exhibition with our specially trained mediators.
13 October – 14 October 2016Whose Art? Our Art! Access and Activism in Gallery Education
The 2016 engage International Conference will explore how issues of access and activism impact on gallery and visual arts approaches to education and outreach.
13 October 2016Another Version of Events: Freak Orlando (1981)
Set in former West Berlin, this uncompromising fantasy explores society's outsiders in a boundary breaking cinematic epic of experimentation and visual extravagance.
14 October 2016Sleeping Giants: Theories of Sleep in Art and Philosophy from Ancient Greece to the Present Night
Alexi Penzin and Matthew Fuller consider sleep as a point of resistance towards late capitalism.
15 October 2016Curator Tour: Cains Brewery
A guided tour of the Biennial exhibition at Cains Brewery with Rosie Cooper.
16 October 2016Sunday Comedy Club
A monthly workshop for families to create their own comedy shows inspired by Liverpool Biennial 2016.
16 October 2016Liverpool Biennial 2016: Mediator Tour
A bespoke tour of the Liverpool Biennial exhibition with our specially trained mediators.