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.
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 (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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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