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Posted by liverpoolchamber in Culture, Liverpool, News.

News and events from the European Capital of Culture 2008


  • Artists are being invited to submit expressions of interest for a £20,000 commission to create a new Liverpool Map, reflecting the city’s real geographic, historic and cultural boundaries. The results gathered will contribute towards the source material for the Liverpool Map artwork, which will go on display in the new Museum of Liverpool when it opens in 2010.

  • Hoof! – Liverpool’s cult improvised show – arrives at the Everyman for the first time on May 9 & 10. Hoof! is two entirely improvised plays each night – no hesitation, no conferring and definitely no audience intervention. Bookings 0151 709 4776 http://www.everymanplayhouse.com

  • The Dunlop British Open Masters – the ‘Wimbledon of Squash’ – takes place in Liverpool between May 6 and 12. Media contact: Howard Harding – Howard@hhpr.co.uk /  07773-325130.

  • Legendary Liverpool poet Roger McGough has created a special adaptation of Molière’s 17th century French comedy Tartuffe for 2008. Opening at the Playhouse on May 9, Tartuffe runs until May 31. Bookings 0151 709 4776 http://www.everymanplayhouse.com

  • Liverpool-based artist collective Red Dot are staging their biggest ever visual arts exhibition, titled Hearts And Minds, featuring the work of over twenty artists, at the Liverpool Academy of Arts on Seel Street from May 7 to 23. www.red-dotexhibitions.co.uk.

  • The second of three public art Pavilions for 08 is now open to the public at Edge Hill Station, Kensington.

For more information visit www.liverpool08.com




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