A varied day exploring our Festival Hub, Tobacco Warehouse, and Liverpool’s North Docks, a selection of our outdoor works and a handful of the city’s galleries and museums.

Start your day at our festival hub, Tobacco Warehouse, a Grade II listed building and the world’s largest brick-built warehouse, situated on Stanley Dock. Immersed within the building’s infamous history, the artists at Tobacco Warehouse explore themes of repair and healing in their work.

Catch the train, hop on an e-scooter, or wander back towards Liverpool City Centre stopping by Princes Dock to experience Eleng Luluan’s monumental sculpture at Liverpool Waters. Continue your journey to Liverpool’s former Cotton Exchange, opened in 1907, where artists explore resistance, indigenous knowledge and ancestral healing.

From here, take a brief detour to St Nicholas Church Gardens to immerse yourself in Ranti Bam’s ‘Ifa’ sculptures, before heading towards St George’s Quarter. At the World Museum, Brook Andrew and Gala Porras-Kim examine how museum spaces can be used to both understand the past and speculate on the future.

Finally, wander over to St John’s Garden, adjacent to St George’s Hall, where Nicholas Galanin presents ‘Threat Return’ (2023): a gathering of overturned, cast-bronze handwoven baskets, modified to resemble burglary masks.