June 18, 2020

A festival celebrating refugee art and culture has gone online for 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The launch of Festival 31, an annual event organised by Liverpool-based art charity SOLA Arts, coincides with National Refugee Week.

Culture Liverpool has joined...

June 13, 2020

The Festival of Reggae is the latest annual Liverpool event to axe its 2020 dates because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Positive Vibration festival was due to have been held this weekend in the Baltic Triangle.

But now organisers have confirmed the festival has been p...

May 18, 2020

Liverpool’s annual may have been postponed because of the pandemic but LCR Pride Foundation has now brought together a series of online events to keep the region’s LGBT_ community connected.

The organisation has revealed its theme for 2020/21 is Young at Heart and aims...

May 12, 2020

International Beatleweek has become the latest casualty of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The annual celebration of all things Fab Four was due to take place from August 26 to September 1 at various venues across Liverpool.

But organisers the Cavern Club have now officially c...

May 1, 2020

Liverpool’s annual WoWFest is taking place online this month in a special lockdown literary festival.

Irvine Welsh, Noam Chomsky, Lyn Gardner, Brian Reade, A L Kennedy and Levi Tafari are some of the big names signed up to take part in WowFest: Lockdown! from May 7-31.


April 22, 2020

Liverpool’s Independents Biennial has become the latest city festival to be postponed because of Coronavirus.

The announcement by organiser Art In Liverpool follows news the main Liverpool Biennial is being put back from this summer to 2021.

Now, after discussions with B...

April 14, 2020

Liverpool Sound City 2020 has been postponed until later in the year.

The annual event – the UK’s leading independent festival for new music – always takes place at the start of May, and this year was due to be held in venues across the Baltic Triangle from May 1-3.


April 9, 2020

Liverpool Disco Festival is set to stage a ‘lockdown live stream’ this Sunday.

The 12-hour event from noon to midnight will also raise funds for the city’s Whitechapel Centre with people encouraged to make online donations.

Festival organisers said: “Easter Sunday may no...

April 9, 2020

Liverpool Biennial has been postponed for 12 months.

The UK’s largest festival of contemporary art was due to take place at locations across the city this summer.

But Biennial bosses have now taken the decision to put back the event until 2021.

Liverpool Biennial director...

April 2, 2020

The organisers of Liverpool’s annual Pride have taken the decision to postpone this summer’s event.

Pride in Liverpool was due to take place on Saturday, July 25.

But LCR Pride Foundation today revealed it had made the difficult decision to push back the celebration of L...

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April 20, 2020

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival takes place this month with all events being staged online.

Organisers of the annual July festival, the UK’s largest celebration of Arab arts and culture, have announced that unlike some other major city events which have been cancelled or postponed because of the Coronavirus pandemic LAAF will continue.

Performances and other events will be broadcast direct to audiences at home including musicians playing live sets from Morocco and Aleppo and a poetry night linking London and Beirut.

There will also be a panel discussion of writers based in East J...

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