Liverpool 2018: Ten Years in the Making

Liverpool 2018: Ten Years in the Making

2018 marks the tenth anniversary of Liverpool's reign as European Capital of Culture.

To celebrate the milestone, the city is getting ready to once again step into the international spotlight and showcase our incredible cultural offer. So far, the following major projects have been announced:


  • China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors – coming to the UK for the first time in a generation


  • The Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta linking Liverpool, Dublin and Bordeaux on 25 – 28 May


  • The finale of the Clipper Around the World Yacht Race which is set to race back onto the Mersey in late July


  • The Clothes Show which returns to the city for a second year from 19-21 October


  • Tate Liverpool’s 30th anniversary programme including an Egon Schiele retrospective


  • Liverpool Biennial’s 10th edition presenting leading visual artists from across the world takes place over 15 weeks


  • Rewire – A major new art and technology commission led by FACT with Invisible Flock, working with artists from across the globe and communities in Toxteth


As well as all of this, there will also be premieres across the worlds of entertainment and sport, new public artworks, extraordinary one-off music moments and four artistic seasons each bursting with new commissions exploring ‘China Dream’, ‘The Future World of Work’, ‘The Art of Football’ and ‘Brittle Heart’! See the full list so far here.

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