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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

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.
30 August 2016Film Screening: Migrating, Past and Present
A double-bill presenting two accounts of migration with Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life (1925) and Salam Neighbour (2015)
01 September 2016Another Version of Events: Paris is Burning (1990)
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 2016Beyond the Spectrum Workshop: Colour x Light
​Join us at the Granby Street Market to make your own colourful glass jars. Through drawing and making, you are invited to imagine the future of Granby – how it might look in 30, 40 or even 100 years’ time.
03 September 2016Explore
Artist-led activities for families of all ages to do together, inspired by the Bluecoat Biennial exhibitions.
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.
06 September 2016John Moores Painting Prize: Talk Tuesdays
Join Education Manager at National Museums Liverpool, Christina Waugh, and discover about the background and history of the John Moores Painting Prize.
06 September 2016If These Walls Could Talk: A Creative Writing Workshop Inspired by ABC cinemaUse the abandoned building and its artefacts as starting points for short stories, imagining histories and futures
08 September 2016Another Version of Events: Dust Group Screening
Short films by artists and filmmakers on the theme of histories and landscapes.
10 September 2016Do Something! Saturdays
Explore different elements of art-making, inspired by FACT’s Biennial exhibition.
10 September 2016Pokémon Go Biennial Trails
Calling all Pokémon Trainers! Find out what Pokémon are hiding in Liverpool Biennial 2016 venues with this free tour.
10 September 2016Explore
Artist-led activities for families of all ages to do together, inspired by the Bluecoat Biennial exhibitions.
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.
13 September 2016John Moores Painting Prize: Talk Tuesdays
Join Head of Fine Art at National Museums Liverpool, Ann Bukantas for a tour of the John Moores 2016 exhibition with an insight into the selection process for choosing the prizewinning paintings for the exhibition.
13 September 2016How to Survive and Thrive as an Artist in Britain’s Economic ClimateAn interactive public discussion focussing on surviving as a creative in a turbulent economic climate
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 2016Explore
Artist-led activities for families of all ages to do together, inspired by the Bluecoat Biennial exhibitions.
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.
20 September 2016John Moores Painting Prize: Talk Tuesdays
Join artist Talar Aghbashian for a discussion on the development and themes within her work.
20 September 2016Situational Night Live!
In association with Liverpool Comedy Festival, this event considers comedy as a tool for engagement, including performances by David Sherry, Tony Simpson and Tessa Norton
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 2016Do Something! Saturdays
Explore different elements of art-making, inspired by FACT’s Biennial exhibition.
24 September 2016Explore
Artist-led activities for families of all ages to do together, inspired by the Bluecoat Biennial exhibitions.
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 2016John Moores Painting Prize: Talk Tuesdays
Join Kenyan born John Moores artist Sneh Mehta as she discusses her work from an early career in graphic design to her current working practice as an artist today.
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) and Q&A with Mark Leckey
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 2016Explore
Artist-led activities for families of all ages to do together, inspired by the Bluecoat Biennial exhibitions.
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.
04 October 2016Kepla / In Atoms: Ascetic AscensionMusicians Kepla and In Atoms host a music night, responding to the fall of Alexandria in the 4th century, where the movement of its citizens left the city in a state of self-renunciation, which led to a culture of ascetism.
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 Coco 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.
07 October – 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 Athens' 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 2016Do Something! Saturdays
Explore different elements of art-making, inspired by FACT’s Biennial exhibition.
08 October 2016Explore
Artist-led activities for families of all ages to do together, inspired by the Bluecoat Biennial exhibitions.
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.
11 October 2016Exhibition Opening: StorytellingJoin our Mediation Team for the opening of Storytelling, a collection of works and artefacts presenting an alternative, behind-the-scenes view of Liverpool Biennial
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 2016Explore
Artist-led activities for families of all ages to do together, inspired by the Bluecoat Biennial exhibitions.
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.