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Discover our packed programme of events, including artist performances, talks, tours, film screenings and family-friendly activities, for Liverpool Biennial 2018. 

Forthcoming

19 July 2018Immix Ensemble Presents: Jennifer John & Stuart McCallum
Liverpool-based new music ensemble Immix, in partnership with Liverpool Biennial, present the world premiere of Bold by Name, Bold by Nature
20 July – 21 July 2018Sculptural Signature Facial
Experience a one-of-a-kind facial treatment inside artist Taus Makhacheva’s sculptural installation ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) Spa
21 July 2018Do Something Saturdays
Explore different elements of art-making, inspired by FACT’s Biennial exhibition.
21 July 2018Granby Gardening Club
Come together and help us grow a community garden in the heart of Toxteth.
21 July 2018Curator Tour: Resilience Garden
Join Liverpool Biennial’s Education Curator Polly Brannan for a tour of Mohamed Bourouissa’s Resilience Garden.
25 July 2018Page-Turning: Birds of America by John James Audubon
John James Audubon’s Birds of America. The 19th-century book contains exquisite illustrations of a wide variety of birds of the United States.
25 July 2018Cléo from 5 to 7 – Agnès Varda: Pioneer
An elegant snapshot of a singer’s life in the 1960s as she awaits the test results of a biopsy.
26 July 2018Climate Grief and the Visible Horizon – Meehan Crist
A talk by Meehan Crist (Writer-in-residence in Biological Sciences, Columbia University, New York)
27 July – 28 July 2018Sculptural Signature Facial
Experience a one-of-a-kind facial treatment inside artist Taus Makhacheva’s sculptural installation ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) Spa
28 July 2018Do Something Saturdays
Explore different elements of art-making, inspired by FACT’s Biennial exhibition.
28 July 2018Granby Gardening Club
Come together and help us grow a community garden in the heart of Toxteth.
28 July 2018Curator Tour: FACT
​Join Mike Stubbs, Director of FACT, for an introduction to Agnès Varda and Mohamed Bourouissa as part of Liverpool Biennial 2018
29 July 2018Exhibition Tour: Environments of a Beautiful World
Join this family-friendly tour and learn more about Mae-ling Lokko’s new commission Hack the Root.
31 July – 02 August 2018Prototype Summer Camp: Infinite Guide
FACT’s Prototype Camps offer young people a range of digital and creative skills.
01 August 2018Page-Turning: Birds of America by John James Audubon
John James Audubon’s Birds of America. The 19th-century book contains exquisite illustrations of a wide variety of birds of the United States.
01 August 2018The Piano – Agnès Varda: Pioneer
A tale of attraction and passion set in 1851 about a pianist and her daughter who travel from Scotland to New Zealand for an arranged marriage.
03 August – 12 August 2018Minton Tile Floor Reveal
The encaustic-tiled Minton floor in the concert room of St George’s Hall is considered one of the world’s finest
03 August – 04 August 2018Sculptural Signature Facial
Experience a one-of-a-kind facial treatment inside artist Taus Makhacheva’s sculptural installation ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) Spa
04 August 2018Artist Talk: Ryan Gander
Join artist Ryan Gander in conversation with Dominic Wilkinson (Senior Lecturer in Architecture, Liverpool John Moores University) at the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral.
04 August 2018Do Something Saturdays
Explore different elements of art-making, inspired by FACT’s Biennial exhibition.
04 August 2018Granby Gardening Club
Come together and help us grow a community garden in the heart of Toxteth.
04 August 2018Curator Tour: St George's Hall
Explore video and installation works presented within the Grade I listed building’s original prison cells and courtroom
04 August 2018Page-Turning: Birds of America by John James Audubon
John James Audubon’s Birds of America. The 19th-century book contains exquisite illustrations of a wide variety of birds of the United States.
05 August 2018Exhibition Tour: Extreme Landscapes
​How extreme a landscape can be? This tour studies the work of artists exploring extreme landscapes from North America, Chile and Dagestan.
07 August – 09 August 2018Prototype Summer Camp: Vlog like no-one is watching
FACT’s Prototype Camps offer young people a range of digital and creative skills.
08 August 2018Page-Turning: Birds of America by John James Audubon
John James Audubon’s Birds of America. The 19th-century book contains exquisite illustrations of a wide variety of birds of the United States.
08 August 2018Le Bonheur – Agnès Varda: Pioneer
A tale of attraction and passion set in 1851 about a pianist and her daughter who travel from Scotland to New Zealand for an arranged marriage.
10 August – 11 August 2018Sculptural Signature Facial
Experience a one-of-a-kind facial treatment inside artist Taus Makhacheva’s sculptural installation ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) Spa
11 August 2018Do Something Saturdays
Explore different elements of art-making, inspired by FACT’s Biennial exhibition.
11 August 2018Granby Gardening Club
Come together and help us grow a community garden in the heart of Toxteth.
11 August 2018Curator Tour: Open Eye Gallery
​Join Open Eye Gallery’s curator Thomas Dukes for an introduction to the works of Madiha Aijaz and George Osodi.
13 August – 24 August 2018Display of the Civic Silver
The eclectic collection of the silver gifts that the city has received over the centuries takes viewers on a journey into Liverpool’s historical past.
14 August – 16 August 2018Prototype Summer Camp: Vlog like no-one is watching
FACT’s Prototype Camps offer young people a range of digital and creative skills.
15 August 2018Page-Turning: Birds of America by John James Audubon
John James Audubon’s Birds of America. The 19th-century book contains exquisite illustrations of a wide variety of birds of the United States.
15 August 2018Persona – Agnès Varda: Pioneer
An emotional and spiritual transference ensues between two women in this psychologically driven masterpiece.
16 August 2018Family Workshop at Victoria Gallery & Museum
Explore the Liverpool Biennial exhibition at Victoria Gallery & Museum and take part in exciting and creative workshop activities.
17 August – 18 August 2018Sculptural Signature Facial
Experience a one-of-a-kind facial treatment inside artist Taus Makhacheva’s sculptural installation ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) Spa
18 August 2018Do Something Saturdays
Explore different elements of art-making, inspired by FACT’s Biennial exhibition.
18 August 2018Family Day at Bluecoat
Join us for an afternoon of free, creative fun suitable for all the family, inspired by the work of Ryan Gander.
18 August 2018Granby Gardening Club
Come together and help us grow a community garden in the heart of Toxteth.
18 August 2018Curator Tour: Victoria Gallery & Museum
​Join Liverpool Biennial Interim Head of Production Silvia Sgualdini for an insightful introduction to the artists showing across the gallery.
19 August 2018Exhibition Tour: On Repetition and Memory
Explore works that make us consider ideas of repetition and of that which has already been said or seen on this exhibition tour
21 August – 23 August 2018Prototype Summer Camp: Vlog like no-one is watching
FACT’s Prototype Camps offer young people a range of digital and creative skills.
22 August 2018Page-Turning: Birds of America by John James Audubon
John James Audubon’s Birds of America. The 19th-century book contains exquisite illustrations of a wide variety of birds of the United States.
22 August 2018L’une Chante, L’autre Pas – Agnès Varda: Pioneer
In 1970s France, the lives of two women intertwine during the progress of the women’s movement.
24 August – 25 August 2018Sculptural Signature Facial
Experience a one-of-a-kind facial treatment inside artist Taus Makhacheva’s sculptural installation ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) Spa
25 August 2018Do Something Saturdays
Explore different elements of art-making, inspired by FACT’s Biennial exhibition.
25 August 2018Granby Gardening Club
Come together and help us grow a community garden in the heart of Toxteth.
26 August 2018Exhibition Tour: Resilience Garden​Take a walk through Mohamed Bourouissa’s project on plants migration, colonialism and gardening on this family-friendly tour.
29 August 2018Page-Turning: Birds of America by John James Audubon
John James Audubon’s Birds of America. The 19th-century book contains exquisite illustrations of a wide variety of birds of the United States.
29 August 2018Talk to Her – Agnès Varda: Pioneer
A beautiful exploration into identity and sexuality, as two men form a friendship based on the fact they both care for their comatose wives.
30 August 2018Family Workshop at Victoria Gallery & Museum
Explore the Liverpool Biennial exhibition at Victoria Gallery & Museum and take part in exciting and creative workshop activities.
31 August – 01 September 2018Sculptural Signature Facial
Experience a one-of-a-kind facial treatment inside artist Taus Makhacheva’s sculptural installation ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) Spa
01 September 2018Do Something Saturdays
Explore different elements of art-making, inspired by FACT’s Biennial exhibition.
01 September 2018Granby Gardening Club
Come together and help us grow a community garden in the heart of Toxteth.
01 September 2018Curator Tour: Tate Liverpool​Curator Tamar Hemmes will lead you on this exhibition tour for Liverpool Biennial 2018
02 September 2018Exhibition Tour: Visions of North America
A visit to the First Nations artists representatives from Canada and to John James Audubon’s book The Birds of America.
05 September 2018Page-Turning: Birds of America by John James Audubon
John James Audubon’s Birds of America. The 19th-century book contains exquisite illustrations of a wide variety of birds of the United States.
05 September 2018Vagabond – Agnès Varda: Pioneer
A young woman is found frozen in a ditch; through flashbacks, we discover how her desire for freedom led to her demise.
07 September – 08 September 2018Sculptural Signature Facial
Experience a one-of-a-kind facial treatment inside artist Taus Makhacheva’s sculptural installation ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) Spa
08 September 2018Do Something Saturdays
Explore different elements of art-making, inspired by FACT’s Biennial exhibition.
08 September 2018Curator Tour: the Playhouse theatre
​Join Liverpool Biennial Assistant Curator Sunny Cheung for a tour of the artworks on display at the Playhouse theatre.
08 September 2018Granby Gardening Club
Come together and help us grow a community garden in the heart of Toxteth.
09 September 2018Exhibition Tour: Narratives of Political Conflict
Join us for this tour when we will explore how artists use different ways of communicating, talking and reporting to show political conflicts
11 September 2018​Beautiful World Reading and Discussion Group
How do we imagine or understand a ‘beautiful world’?
12 September 2018Page-Turning: Birds of America by John James Audubon
John James Audubon’s Birds of America. The 19th-century book contains exquisite illustrations of a wide variety of birds of the United States.
12 September 2018The Demoiselles De Rochefort – Agnès Varda: Pioneer
Twin sisters Delphine and Solange leave their small seaside town in search of romance.
13 September 2018Self-Repairing Cities – Mark Miodownik
A talk by Mark Miodownik (Professor of Materials and Society, University College London)
14 September – 15 September 2018Sculptural Signature Facial
Experience a one-of-a-kind facial treatment inside artist Taus Makhacheva’s sculptural installation ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) Spa
15 September 2018Do Something Saturdays
Explore different elements of art-making, inspired by FACT’s Biennial exhibition.
15 September 2018Curator Tour: Bluecoat
​Join Marie-Anne McQuay, Head of Programme at Bluecoat, for an insightful introduction to the Liverpool Biennial 2018 artists showing across the gallery.
16 September 2018Exhibition Tour: Visions of Life and Heaven
​For this tour we explore two artists' visions on life and heaven.
19 September 2018Page-Turning: Birds of America by John James Audubon
John James Audubon’s Birds of America. The 19th-century book contains exquisite illustrations of a wide variety of birds of the United States.
19 September 2018Jacquot De Nantes – Agnès Varda: Pioneer
Varda’s portrait of French New Wave filmmaker Jacques Demy, following his formative years in 1940s France.
21 September – 22 September 2018Sculptural Signature Facial
Experience a one-of-a-kind facial treatment inside artist Taus Makhacheva’s sculptural installation ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) Spa
22 September 2018Curator Tour: FACT
​Join Mary Jane Edwards, Programme Manager at FACT, for an introduction to Agnès Varda and Mohamed Bourouissa as part of Liverpool Biennial 2018
23 September 2018Exhibition Tour: Found Objects and the Serving Library
​A visit to view the found objects and detritus that composes Paul Elliman's Found Font that is used for the Liverpool Biennial 2018 visual identity, followed by a tour of The Serving Library collection that hosts it
25 September 2018​Beautiful World Reading and Discussion Group
How do we imagine or understand a ‘beautiful world’?
26 September 2018Page-Turning: Birds of America by John James Audubon
John James Audubon’s Birds of America. The 19th-century book contains exquisite illustrations of a wide variety of birds of the United States.
26 September 2018Pierrot Le Fou – Agnès Varda: Pioneer
Weary of his stagnant life, Ferdinand abandons his family for an enigmatic babysitter; he soon discovers his mistress is not who she seems.
27 September 2018The Fabric of the Planetary Surface – Jussi Parikka
A talk by Jussi Parikka (Professor of Technological Culture and Aesthetics, University of Southampton, UK, and Docent of Digital Culture Theory, University of Turku, Finland)
28 September – 29 September 2018Sculptural Signature Facial
Experience a one-of-a-kind facial treatment inside artist Taus Makhacheva’s sculptural installation ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) Spa
30 September 2018Get Creative with Family Collective
Get creative with Tate’s Family Collective, try out hands-on activities and learn new techniques
30 September 2018Exhibition Tour: Time Moves Quickly
Join us on this introduction to Ryan Gander's project for Liverpool Biennial 2018, Time Moves Quickly
03 October 2018Page-Turning: Birds of America by John James Audubon
John James Audubon’s Birds of America. The 19th-century book contains exquisite illustrations of a wide variety of birds of the United States.
03 October 2018The Gleaners and I – Agnès Varda: Pioneer
An 1867 painting by Jean-Francois Millet inspired Varda to cross the French countryside to videotape people who scavenge.
05 October – 06 October 2018Sculptural Signature Facial
Experience a one-of-a-kind facial treatment inside artist Taus Makhacheva’s sculptural installation ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) Spa
06 October 2018Curator Tour: RIBA North – National Architecture Centre
Join RIBA North Director Suzy Jones, for a tour of Mae-link Lokko's new commission
09 October 2018​Beautiful World Reading and Discussion Group
How do we imagine or understand a ‘beautiful world’?
10 October 2018Page-Turning: Birds of America by John James Audubon
John James Audubon’s Birds of America. The 19th-century book contains exquisite illustrations of a wide variety of birds of the United States.
10 October 2018A Woman Under the Influence – Agnès Varda: Pioneer
Mabel’s increasingly volatile behaviour commits her to an institution. Her husband and kids await her return, which holds more than a few surprises.
11 October 2018A Great Enchanted Garden: Can AI Give Us Back Our Sense of Wonder? – Ryan Avent
A talk by Ryan Avent (Senior Editor and Free Exchange Columnist, The Economist, Arlington, USA)
12 October – 13 October 2018Sculptural Signature Facial
Experience a one-of-a-kind facial treatment inside artist Taus Makhacheva’s sculptural installation ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) Spa
13 October 2018Curator Tour: Bluecoat
​Join Bryan Biggs, Artistic Director at Bluecoat, for an insightful introduction to the Liverpool Biennial 2018 artists showing across the gallery.
17 October 2018Page-Turning: Birds of America by John James Audubon
John James Audubon’s Birds of America. The 19th-century book contains exquisite illustrations of a wide variety of birds of the United States.
17 October 2018The Beaches of Agnès – Agnès Varda: Pioneer
In this autobiographical documentary, Varda provides a window into her eventful life as she revisits various locales that have been important to her.
18 October 2018Reclaiming Beauty as a Public Good – Angela Nagle
A talk by Angela Nagle (Writer, author of Kill All Normies, Dublin and New York)
19 October – 20 October 2018Sculptural Signature Facial
Experience a one-of-a-kind facial treatment inside artist Taus Makhacheva’s sculptural installation ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) Spa
23 October 2018​Beautiful World Reading and Discussion Group
How do we imagine or understand a ‘beautiful world’?
24 October 2018Page-Turning: Birds of America by John James Audubon
John James Audubon’s Birds of America. The 19th-century book contains exquisite illustrations of a wide variety of birds of the United States.
26 October – 27 October 2018Sculptural Signature Facial
Experience a one-of-a-kind facial treatment inside artist Taus Makhacheva’s sculptural installation ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) Spa
26 October 2018Aliens, Fieldwork, and Universal Grammar – Jessica Coon and Vincenzo Latronico
A talk by Jessica Coon and a conversation with Vincenzo Latronico