WELCOME I don’t think there is a more fitting name for this seven week programme than One Magnificent City.
Liverpool is a city renowned for staging amazing free outdoor events which attract hundreds of thousands of people, and 2015 will be no exception with lots of things to look forward to.
For the first time, three majestic maritime Queens will sail onto the River Mersey, in a salute to their home city. From both sides of the water this will be a spectacular sight.
There’s a celebration of our cultural gems to get things started on 15 May. Returning for a sixth year, LightNight gives people of all ages the chance to explore the city’s world-class cultural offer late into the night.
The bank holiday evenings will mean visitors can see the waterfront in a new light as state of the art projections will be beamed onto the iconic Three Graces as part of the weekend activities.
As the spiritual home of Cunard, we were delighted when talks began with the company around making Liverpool a focal point of their 175th anniversary celebrations. It’s vital not to underestimate the importance of this potentially once in a lifetime experience.
In June we welcome the return of the International Mersey River Festival, in partnership with Wild Thang, which this year sees the exciting addition of the very first Northern Boat Show - it’s a real coup that the city has been selected to host this inaugural
show and it will bring a different dynamic and new audience to this already popular festival.
Britannia sailed from Liverpool to Halifax Nova Scotia and Boston.
Of course, we will make sure there is a fantastic soundtrack to the River Festival with Music On The Waterfront - a series of free, live concerts at our UNESCO World Heritage site which will bring the Pier Head to toe-tapping life.
And itâ€™s not all about the big, showstopping events. Through the Mayorâ€™s Fund a selection of new and exciting projects have been commissioned to tie in and enhance the One Magnificent City theme. From an ar t installation based on the real-life stories of those who worked on Cunard vessels right through to a theatre production and a literary talk there is so much to learn about our maritime history and transatlantic links.
And what better way to end the programme than being the place in the UK to celebrate 4 July. The combination of acclaimed designer Wayne Hemingway MBE and Culture Liverpool will guarantee an unforgettable weekend marking 175 years of cultural exchange between Liverpool and the USA. Fashion, music, film, cars and performance will all be showcased and in keeping with the One Magnificent City theme there will also be a ship! Queen Mary 2 will return to the city following her triumphant visit with her sister ships, to recreate the first ever passenger crossing which took place 175 years ago when the
Without a doubt, the city is set to shine during these seven weeks. Once again, Liverpool will receive national and international attention for its ability and ambition in staging major, global events. Enjoy One Magnificent City. Joe Anderson, OBE Mayor of Liverpool
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SIR PETER BLAKE - EVERYBODY RAZZLE DAZZLE, 2015
Fri 15 May 4pm - Late FREE - Various Locations Apr 2015 - Dec 2016 River Mersey Artist Sir Peter Blake has ‘dazzled’ the Mersey Ferry Snowdrop, transforming it into a unique moving artwork. The ferry, painted with a distinctive pattern in monochrome and colour, can be seen for the next two years as the vessel continues its regular service. Visit the on-board exhibition, where you can learn more about Sir Peter Blake, the story of how two Mersey Ferries were involved in the First World War, and the history of dazzle camouflage. See onemagnificentcity.co.uk/ dazzleferry for more details. #DazzleFerry Everybody Razzle Dazzle is commissioned by Liverpool Biennial, 14-18 NOW: First World War Centenary Art Commissions and Tate Liverpool in partnership with Merseytravel and National Museums Liverpool. Supported by Arts Council England’s Exceptional Awards programme, National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Department for Culture Media and Sport.
Back for its sixth year, LightNight invites everyone to explore the city as world-class galleries, museums and public spaces stay open late for a free showcase of Liverpool’s arts and culture during this one-night festival. As you follow your own trail of unexpected happenings see the city centre come to life with street performance, light projections, exhibitions, walks, talks and hands-on activities for all ages. You can enjoy special events at over 56 venues including St George’s Hall, the Walker Art Gallery, LJMU, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool Small Cinema, Cunard Building, Central Library, The Bluecoat, Baltic Creative, FACT, Tate Liverpool, St Luke’s Church, LIPA and many more. The LOOK/15: Exchange - Liverpool International Photography Festival’s third edition will also launch on the night with exhibition previews, artist talks, workshops and much more taking place. See onemagnificentcity.co.uk/lightnight for more details or join: @LightNightLpool LightNightLiverpool #LightNight LightNight is produced by Open Culture and funded by Arts Council England and Liverpool City Council. The festival is sponsored by Liverpool John Moores University and Liverpool BID Company and couldn’t take place without the support from hundreds of individual creatives and organisations.
SEVEN MAGNIFICENT WEEKS
LIVERPOOL ONE: THE CROSSING
SOUND CITY MUSIC FESTIVAL
Fri 15 May - Sun 5 Jul South John Street, Liverpool, L1 8BJ The Crossing on South John Street will surround you with sounds that perfectly capture the special relationship between Liverpool and New York - a transatlantic link with an internationally renowned maritime history. Using impressive soundscapes, expect to be taken on a special journey from One Magnificent City to another through 3D sound production techniques developed by musician and producer Martyn Ware, of Heaven 17 and founder of sound installation company, Illustrious. New pieces of music have been specially commissioned and composed by Martyn and his team. The University of Liverpool and Merseyside Maritime Museum have kindly provided access to their archives, and passengers and crew both past and present have been encouraged to share their stories and memorabilia to give the piece a real human touch. It will feel like you’re actually at sea and travelling back in time over the decades! See thecrossing.liverpool-one.com for more details. #thecrossing
Fri 22 - Sun 24 May Fri 4pm - 3am Sat 12 noon - 3am Sun 12 noon - 3am Bramley Moore Docks, Liverpool, L3 0AP Sound City 2015 will be taking over the derelict docklands of Liverpool, breathing new life into the iconic centre of Liverpool’s industrial heritage. The festival will invade disused warehouses, raise thunderous stages alongside the banks of the Mersey and kickstart an electrifying party in one of the most awe-inspiring landscapes the city has to offer. For three days and nights, hundreds of amazing bands will ignite this new repurposed cultural metropolis for a festival you’ll never forget. Headliners: The Vaccines, The Flaming Lips, Belle & Sebastian See liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk for more details and ticket information or join: @SOUNDCITY liverpoolsoundcity
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Travel changes from Merseyrail We want to make your journey during the visit of the Three Queens plain sailing The Merseyrail network will be extremely busy during the Three Queens event. To accommodate the large number of passengers expected to travel, changes will be made to the planned train timetable. The changes will ensure that 6 car trains give access to the Liverpool & Wirral Waterfronts, as well as the Sefton Coast. Queuing systems will be put in place at key times to ensure a safe and reliable service continues. Sunday 24 May All Merseyrail services will start approximately 1 hour earlier. Monday 25 May • From 1pm all Northern line trains will not stop at Liverpool Central station. All Northern line passengers must use Moorfields station. • From 1pm James Street station will close. Wirral line passengers can use Liverpool Central or Lime Street low level station. • A rail replacement bus will run between Ellesmere Port & Hooton from start to end of service. • All trains on the Northern line will run at a 20 minute frequency from start to end of service. The Wirral line platform at Moorfields station will remain closed for refurbishment during the entire Three Queens event. Visit www.merseyrail.org/three-queens for more information and a full list of timetable changes for the Three Queens event. Please allow extra time for your journey and follow @merseyrail on Twitter or download the Merseyrail app for live travel information.
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WELCOME FROM CUNARD Cunard and Liverpool share such a special, historic and emotional relationship, with so many happenings linking the company and city over the last 175 years. Liverpool will always remain our ‘spiritual’ home and Cunard ships will continue to call at this great port in the years to come, underlining the closeness of the partnership. When Britannia left the Coburg Dock just after 1400 hours on Saturday 4 July 1840 she not only established the first regular service across the Atlantic, she changed the face of ocean travel forever. As well as arriving in Boston and returning to Liverpool with the ‘freshest’ news, Britannia
linked the Old World with the New and that link has remained unbroken as Cunard ships have crossed and re-crossed the Atlantic, in peace and war, without fail, in every one of the 175 years since 1840. Liverpool was an obvious choice for us as a focus for our 175th anniversary celebrations and we have certainly planned spectacles that will live long in the memory of those who will witness them and take part - and will make maritime history. 24 - 26 May will not only see the first overnight in the city by our flagship Queen Mary 2, the biggest passenger ship ever to sail up the Mersey, but the three-day extravaganza will see what is
Birth of Samuel Cunard in Halifax, Canada.
Britannia’s maiden voyage - Liverpool, Halifax Nova Scotia, Boston.
Charles Dickens accompanied by his wife boards Britannia in Liverpool and sails for America.
Sir Samuel Cunard dies aged 78 in London.
Abyssinia is launched, the first Cunarder fitted with bathrooms - one port and one starboard.
Bothnia is launched, the first Cunarder to be fitted with a Smoking Room.
Mark Twain arrives back home in America on Gallia.
Servia is launched, Cunard’s first steel vessel and the first ship in the world lit with electricity.
A grand dinner is held on board Etruria in the Mersey to celebrate the first 50 years of Cunard service.
Catalonia becomes the first steamer to berth alongside the new Princes Landing Stage at Liverpool.
Lucania leaves Liverpool with the first Marconi wireless telegraph system installed on board a Cunard ship.
Photograph © Ant Clausen - Queen Mary 2
perhaps the most spectacular gathering of the Cunard fleet ever when on Monday 25 May, Queen Mary 2 will be joined by Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth and the three largest Cunarders ever built will salute Liverpool and the magnificent Cunard Building which stands proudly on the Pier Head.
Magnificent City’ programme which spans seven weeks and offers multiple events that will allow as many people as possible to join in the celebrations that will make 2015 so special.
And that first epic departure of Britannia will be marked on Saturday 4 July 2015 when Queen Mary 2 returns to the river exactly 175 years later and follows in the wake of Cunard’s first ship on a voyage which so many Cunarders have made their own.
That really does say it all!
The events in May and July have been joined together by Liverpool and their ‘One
Angus Struthers Cunard Director
Lusitania and Mauretania sail from Liverpool to New York on their Maiden Voyage.
Franconia was the first large liner to have hot and cold water in every cabin.
Carpathia rescues all the survivors from White Star’s Titanic.
Aquitania, the first Cunarder with an indoor swimming pool sails on her Maiden Voyage from Liverpool to New York.
The Cunard Building in Liverpool, the company’s Head Office until the 1960s, is completed.
The heyday of transatlantic shipping, when Cunard’s slogan “Getting there is half the fun!” becomes a household phrase.
Laconia departs on the first-ever world cruise. A 130-day, 22 -port voyage.
Cunard White Star Line formed.
Queen Mary sails on her Maiden Voyage. She would later win the Blue Riband for the fastest Atlantic crossing.
Mauretania sails on her Maiden Voyage from Liverpool to New York.
Cunard. Liverpool. A 175th anniversary.
CUNARD: A POTTED HISTORY Liverpool is the birthplace of Cunard. From the very beginning the British and North American Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, universally called the Cunard Line, had its headquarters in Liverpool. Cunard’s first ship Britannia, departed on her maiden voyage from Liverpool to Boston via Halifax Nova Scotia on 4 July 1840. The company originally opened offices in 1839 at 14 Water Street, and as the business prospered and expanded it moved - in August 1857 - to premises at 8 Water Street, on the corner with Rumford Street. 8 Water Street soon became the hub of an enormous empire, concerned not just with shipping across the Atlantic to the United States and Canada, but also with routes to ports in the Mediterranean and the Middle East. By 1877 the company had 44 vessels - 19 on the Atlantic run, 12 in the Mediterranean and Black Sea services, and a further 13 serving Glasgow, Northern Ireland and Bermuda. By this time emigration to the US had begun in earnest, and travel arrangements of amazing complexity were engineered through Cunard’s Water Street office.
The first recorded visit by a senior royal to a Cunard ship took place in Liverpool on 11 July 1913 when His Majesty King George V and Her Majesty Queen Mary visited the Mauretania. Since then every reigning monarch has visited or travelled on Cunard ships, as have a great many other senior royals. Following a further half-century of growth Cunard was ready to construct its own magnificent landmark headquarters. The Cunard Building was a construction on a massive scale. Built of 180,000 cubic feet of Portland Stone, with 50,000 cubic feet of Italian marble, the building’s design was based on the Farnese Palace in Rome - the family home of Pope Paul III.
During WW2 Queen Mary leaves New York with 16,683 troops on board - the greatest number ever conveyed on a single voyage.
The Queens begin their transatlantic shuttle, carrying tens of thousands of passengers, from film stars and diplomats to businessmen and tourists.
Cunard’s first cruise ship, Caronia, enters service. She is known as the ‘Green Goddess’ because of the colour of her hull.
Sylvania makes the first Cunard cruise out of Liverpool since 1939.
Queen Mary’s final Atlantic crossing. Now at Long Beach, California as a floating hotel.
Queen Elizabeth’s final Atlantic crossing to New York.
Cunard takes delivery of Queen Elizabeth 2.
QE2 completes her first million miles.
QE2 requisitioned by the British Government for the Falkland Islands campaign.
The first sea-going branch of Harrods opens on QE2.
Photographs Courtesy of Cunard Archive, University of Liverpool Library
The Cunard Empire was ruled from the fifth floor, with its Boardroom and the pivotal naval architects’ department. Over 1,000 Cunard staff worked in the building. On the ground floor was the enormous and magnificent pillared ticket hall and lounge for First Class passengers. Second and third class passengers were dealt with in the first basement - including, for emigrants, compulsory medical examinations. Cunard moved into its prestigious new building, its third and last in Liverpool, in June 1916 and it remained there for over fifty years. But by 1967, the focus of Cunard activity had shifted away from Liverpool and after 128 years in the city, Cunard’s Head Office moved to New York in 1967 while its operational base moved to Southampton.
Sylvania’s departure for New York on 30 November 1967 would be the last sailing from Liverpool direct to New York but the final sailing from Liverpool would be made by Franconia on 30 January 1968 to Bermuda and then New York. Interestingly Cunard announced that sailings had been ‘suspended’ from Liverpool and not formally stopped. All that remained of Cunard, housed in humbler quarters, was the cargo division. To all intents and purposes, Cunard had left home. However, the histories of Liverpool and Cunard are interwoven and the love of the company felt by the city was never as evident as when, on Tuesday 24 July 1990, over a million people lined the banks of the Mersey to welcome the first Cunard Queen, QE2, to visit the river.
Cunard celebrates its 150th anniversary. QE2 makes her inaugural call to Liverpool.
Nelson Mandela sails on QE2 from Durban to Cape Town - the first time a Head of State has travelled on board since HM The Queen in 1990.
Queen Mary 2 sails on her Maiden Voyage. She is the largest, longest, widest and tallest passenger ship in history.
QE2 undertakes a ‘lap-of-honour’ around the UK to mark her 40th birthday and host the official opening of Liverpool Cruise Terminal.
The first meeting of three Queens takes place in New York with Queen Mary 2, QE2 and Queen Victoria. QE2 Farewell cruise after more than 40 years of service.
Queen Elizabeth sails on her Maiden Voyage - sold out in 29 minutes 14 seconds!
Three Queens celebrate the diamond jubilee of HM The Queen.
Three Queens meet in Lisbon and sail in open water together for the first time.
Three Queens join One Magnificent City.
See onemagnificentcity.co.uk/cunardhistory for more details.
SUN 24 - TUE 26 MAY LIVERPOOL WATERFRONT LIVERPOOL, L3 1DG
Join us for what promises to be the worldâ€™s most spectacular gathering of the Cunard fleet in celebration of their 175th anniversary.
will sail to New Brighton to meet her sisterships, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria.
The excitement will begin on Sunday 24 May when Queen Mary 2 will arrive at Liverpool Cruise Terminal and stay overnight.
The fleet will sail the length of the Mersey for a short period of time. This Royal Rendezvous will create an unprecedented Three Queens spectacle, making maritime history.
On Monday morning, 25 May, Queen Mary 2
Following the departure of Queen Mary 2
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Gross Registered Tonnage: 90,400 GRT Length: 294 metres Passengers: 2,092 Entered Service: October 2010 Building Cost: €390 million Named by: HRH Queen Elizabeth ll
Gross Registered Tonnage: 90,000 GRT Length: 294 metres Passengers: 2,014 Entered Service: December 2007 Building Cost: €390 million Named by: Duchess of Cornwall
on Monday afternoon, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth will remain in Liverpool to enjoy the hospitality of the city. Queen Elizabeth will depart following the ‘Amazing Graces’ evening show whilst Queen Victoria will remain overnight. She will depart late afternoon on Tuesday 26 May following a fitting finale to a magnificent 3 day event.
QUEEN MARY 2
Gross Registered Tonnage: 151,400 GRT Length: 345m Passengers: 2,620 Entered Service : January 2004 Building Cost: €747 million Named by: HRH Queen Elizabeth ll
Photograph: The Colour Project
AMAZING GRACES SAT 23 - MON 25 MAY 10PM PIER HEAD, LIVERPOOL, L3 1BY Stand back in amazement as the waterfront is brought to life with a series of impressive projections to coincide with the arrival of the Three Queens. Capturing a sense of the sea and embracing the spirit of adventure, this spectacle celebrates Liverpoolâ€™s culture and champions its role as a modern and progressive city. Always looking to the future and confident of its past, the essence of Liverpool is
boldly brought to life as the Three Graces are transformed into lavish beacons of entertainment. For the duration of the evening, the facades of these iconic buildings will become an animated backdrop to tell a story unlike any other before. Featuring a Sea of Faces of the people that make up a rich cultural heritage, the spirit of Liverpool along with scenes from Cunardâ€™s vast history will combine to create a tantalising tale with a triumphant climax.
See onemagnificentcity.co.uk/amazinggraces for more details. #seaoffaces #3Queens Amazing Graces has been curated and produced by The Colour Project in collaboration with Liverpool City Council. The narrative for the show was developed in partnership with Hope Street Ltd, a Liverpool based company that specialises in developing artists, art forms and arts in the community. 14
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FRI 5 - SUN 7 JUN LIVERPOOL WATERFRONT, L3 1DG If you enjoyed what last year had to offer, then 2015 will not disappoint as Liverpoolâ€™s International Mersey River Festival returns for another action packed weekend of fun. New for this year is the exciting addition of the Northern Boat Show which will see the Albert Dock become home to the latest world-class sailing and powerboats - a pure delight for any boat enthusiast. This inaugural Northern Boat Show will see around 150 exhibitors and 60 boats attending the show. Clipper Marine have already signed up to the boat show and will showcase a series of Bavaria Yachts and motorboats with other exhibitors including Hamble Point Yacht Charters, Pantaenius boat insurance, Marine Teak and WiFi Onboard.
THE INTERNATIONAL MERSEY RIVER FESTIVAL
For music lovers, there’s plenty on offer as Music On The Waterfront forms part of the celebrations - 2014 saw a fantastic DJ set from Craig Charles, as well as performances from The Christians, Jaki Graham, Esco Williams and the Band of HM Royal Marines to name a few. Along with street theatre, air displays, exhibitions, flyboarding demonstrations and vessels aplenty there promises to be something for everyone. For further details on the Northern Boat Show go to northernboatshow.co.uk See liverpoolonthewaterfront.co.uk for more details or join: @lpoolwaterfront liverpoolonthewaterfront Culture Liverpool
Photographs: Ant Clausen, Northern Boat Show
FRI 12 - SUN 14 JUN, LIVERPOOL WATERFRONT, L3 1DG Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool Marathon and Half Marathon is returning to Merseyside for its second year. Starting and finishing along the waterfront, the race features scenic views of the stunning docks, rich architecture, spectacular museums and historic commercial districts. New for this year are a 5k race taking place on Saturday 13, 1 Mile Run on Sunday 14 and a two-day Running & Endurance Show which are sure to make this an unforgettable festival weekend.
As the name suggests, music will make up the heart and ‘sole’ of this event, with more than 50 live bands at 22 entertainment stages lining every mile of the race route to keep runners excited and motivated. The fun continues at the Finish Line Festival and the concert in front of the Echo Arena, where everyone gets to celebrate the day.
See onemagnificentcity.co.uk/rocknrollmarathon for more details or join: @RnRLiverpool RocknRollLiverpoolMarathon
SAT 4 - SUN 5 JUL LIVERPOOL WATERFRONT, LIVERPOOL, L3 1DG Transatlantic 175 will commemorate 175 years of cruise passenger travel across the Atlantic during a weekend of cultural events that span Liverpool’s waterfront and historic docks directed by Wayne Hemingway MBE. Watch the city come alive with home-grown music, fashion, art, design, food and film of the 19th, 20th and 21st century through influences that have travelled across the pond from the ports of Halifax Nova Scotia, Boston and New York since Samuel Cunard’s first crossing on 4 July 1840. Coinciding with the weekend of American Independence, insights from both cultures will be explored and played out in the museums, galleries and evocative public spaces that line Liverpool’s World Heritage Site including Albert Dock, Mann Island and Pier Head all alongside the spectacle of Queen Mary 2 which will be proudly sitting on the River Mersey.
B I G CATWALK
Expect to see 3,300 miles of ocean bridged by a common love of dancing, glamour and design. See onemagnificentcity.co.uk/transatlantic175 for more details.
B I G after
QUEEN MARY 2 VISIT SAT 4 JUL EARLY MORNING - 10.30PM RIVER MERSEY Queen Mary 2 will return to Liverpool on 4 July to recreate Cunardâ€™s maiden journey from Liverpool to Boston in 1840, exactly 175 years to the day. The ship will be berthed regally on the River Mersey at the Liverpool Cruise Terminal throughout the day for everyone to admire before a stunning and unforgettable patriotic send-off as part of the Transatlantic 175 celebrations, bidding her farewells once the party is over. See onemagnificentcity.co.uk/ transatlantic175 for more details.
We need you!
Calling all bakers young and old, expe rienced and absolute beginner s, we need you to help create a giant edible map of Liverpool and Man hattan. Choose your favourite landmar k, building or place and recreate it in cake! The map and skylines will be assemble d throughout Saturday 4 July and completed for ever yone to mar vel at on the afternoon of Sunday 5 July. Weâ€™d love you to be involved - so donâ€™t delay, sign up today* at: onemagnificentcity.co.uk /transatlanticcakefest
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Photographs: Simon Preston, Botand Istvandi
SAT 4 JUL 11AM - 6PM SUN 5 JUL 11AM - 6PM MANN ISL AND, LIVERPOOL, L3 1BP
Throughout the weekend of 4 and 5 July graze your way through amazing food and drink produced across the North West and the very best street food from further afield curated by Food Innovator, Simon Preston. Taste and enjoy the pick of the crop; from crab cakes to cupcakes, scones to scouse and hot chillies to hot dogs - absolutely no-one goes hungry! ‘Eat the Atlantic’ Food Festival on Liverpool’s Mann Island will fill the sea air with scrumptious aromas and invites friends and families to discover nature’s larder from both sides of the pond, and from the ocean too.
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Celebrating the finale weekend of Liverpool’s One Magnificent City, the 4 and 5 July play host to ‘Vintage On The Dock’. A bijou ‘Vintage Festival’ celebrating the decades of British cool will take centre stage at the historic Albert Dock, transforming it into a vintage playground laced with experiences, sights and sounds that trace the history of Liverpool’s 175 year relationship with transatlantic travel. Experience an authentic celebration of the music, fashion, art, design, film and food of the 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s and take a look at how British pop culture throughout the decades has been influenced by a special cultural relationship with North
America. Come and hear the stories of the Cunard Yanks as they re-live their journey’s on board the Cunard cruises that sailed from port to port. Sample culinary delights inspired by American cuisine, whether it be from the vast restaurants and cafes of the Dock or the food artisans trading from vintage vehicles. Join in with pop-up dances from across the decades, from a 20s Charleston to the moves transported back to Liverpool by the seamen who sailed the great ships - let it rock with Jives, Jitter Bug and Lindy Hop. Explore the Vintage Marketplace with the best traders from the North West and beyond selling fashion, homewares, vintage vinyl and memorabilia from
SAT 4 - SUN 5 JUL 11AM - 5PM ALBERT DOCK, LIVERPOOL, L3 4AA
the 1920s through to the 1980s and absorb the eye candy as vintage fans flock to the dock. Kids and adults alike can learn new skills at a series of hands on creative workshops that express a make do and mend sensibility. The weekend will also see the Albert Dock stage a magnificent all marque display of the finest classic cars, modern super cars, competition cars, classic bikes and scooters showcasing the best in automotive history. Visitors are promised a tremendous spectacle that will attract thousands, recreating a nostalgic throwback to the halcyon days of British motoring. Make your way to Liverpool ONEâ€™s Chavasse
Park to hear music from throughout the decades then sit back, relax and enjoy entertained by the best, light hearted and immersive street performances that will wander through the grand, industrial architecture of Albert Dock. And while youâ€™re there, why not take in the works of influential 1950s American artist Jackson Pollock at Tate Liverpool, immerse yourself in the jazz infused sounds of Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club or connect with the Fab Four at the Beatles Story Museum. Vintage on the Dock is set to be a cultural and musical vintage extravaganza for all ages to enjoy.
See onemagnificentcity.co.uk/vintageonthedock for more details.
B I G CATWALK
The Very Big Catwalk is proudly sponsored by:
SAT 4 JUL 5PM - 8PM PIER HEAD, LIVERPOOL, L3 1BY
In association with Very.co.uk, come and support us in our Guinness World Records title attempt for the ‘Most Models on a Catwalk’ during ‘The Very Big Catwalk’. With Creative Director Wayne Hemingway and Fashion Show Producer Jane Galpin this is a show that digs deep into the heart and soul of Liverpool’s fashion tribes and communities.
Don’t miss out, come along and play witness to a spectacle never to be forgotten during this audio and visual feast showcasing the city’s welcoming, expressive, humorous and fun-loving spirit that characterises Liverpool around the world.
Watch as thousands strut their stuff on the catwalk to a soundtrack of the city’s musical history and its links with the USA. From dance troops to twins, pensioners to bridal par ties, couture to cadets all walks of life will combine to create memorable moments. The united colours of Liverpool will be shining bright with an array of diverse and beautiful bodies.
See onemagnificentcity.co.uk/ theverybigcatwalk for more details.
We need you!
5,000 people are needed to help break this world record, so if you think you are up to the challenge and want to get involved then visit onemagnificentcity.co.uk/theverybigcatwalk for more information. No experience is necessary - don’t delay, sign up today!
B I G after
The Very Big After Party is proudly sponsored by:
SAT 4 JUL 8PM - 10PM PIER HEAD, LIVERPOOL, L3 1BY
Following on from the catwalk extravaganza, get your groove on and join us for ‘The Very Big After Party’ in association with Very.co.uk, where everyone is invited to two hours of disco on the docks. Hosted by Merseyside born and internationally renowned DJ Greg Wilson, expect an uplifting evening of early R&B, Motown, Northern Soul, Funk, Disco and House as we trace Liverpool’s lineage as Britain’s conduit to the black music of America. From The Cavern to Cream, Liverpool has long been regarded as a club city with a global reputation. Venues including The Sink and The Iron Door in the 60s, The Timepiece and Eric’s in the 70s and The State and Quadrant Park in the 80s all played a vital role in laying
the groundwork for a thriving club scene that remains a key feature of the city to this day. Drawing from this history, Wilson will reflect on the wealth of music, largely originating in the USA, which has graced Merseyside’s dance floors down the years - permeating into a contemporary party vibe for all the family under the glistening reflection of a mighty glitter ball. See onemagnificentcity.co.uk/ theverybigafterparty for more details.
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If you have a vintage vehicle and would like to come to Liverpool and be part of the cavalcade donâ€™t delay, sign up today! See onemagnificentcity.co.uk/ transatlantic175carcavalcade for registration details* * only registered vintage vehicles can take part in the cavalcade
Photographs: Jackie Downey, Xixi Zheng, Botond Istrandi Emma Sudall, Richard Tyman
CLASSIC CAR CAVALCADE SUN 5 JUL 11AM - 6PM PIER HEAD, LIVERPOOL, L3 1BY Transatlantic 175 steps up a gear as Liverpool welcomes 175 of the finest veteran, vintage and classic cars and bikes, taking part in a historic motor cavalcade through the heart of the city. From very early pre 1905 production models to today’s super cars, spectators will be treated to a stunning display of American and British classics to admire from 11am.
Lined up along the Pier Head, opposite the iconic Liver building, the city’s Classic Car Cavalcade will begin at 2pm. Following a route around the city, all vehicles will pass famous cultural landmarks along the way including the Chinese Arch, Hope Street and St George’s Hall ending back at the Pier Head where they will be proudly displayed until 6pm. This is a truly not to be missed event in motoring history, bringing together rare automobiles and historic motorcycles in celebration of a unique transatlantic relationship.
See onemagnificentcity.co.uk/transatlantic175carcavalcade for more details.
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Based on aerial photography. © Liverpool City Council 2015. Map not to scale. For illustrative purposes only.
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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS LIGHTNIGHT: TIME LINERS
LIFE ON THE OCEAN WAVE: AN EXHIBITION OF CUNARD COLLECTIBLES
PORT OF CALL LECTURES: NANCY CUNARD SUBTERRANEAN THEATRE: THE MAURIE AN EVENING WITH WALTER MOSLEY GIANNI RUSSO: ONE NIGHT ONLY 2015
One Magnificent City offers a diverse mix of exhibitions, sharings, performances, walks and talks that will be a true celebration of Liverpool, its internationally renowned maritime history and transatlantic links. Over seven weeks there will be opportunities to participate, share, experience and discover amazing stories of travellers and journeys. Local, national and international artists will animate the city and its waterfront exploring and revelling in a place that has a truly remarkable past, present and future. Want to discover more? Then visit onemagnificentcity.co.uk to view an interesting selection of events and learning resources.
LUSITANIA: LIFE, LOSS, LEGACY Fri 27 Mar - Dec 2015 10am - 5pm Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 4AQ Located on Liverpool’s Waterfront, the Merseyside Maritime Museum will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania. This brand new exhibition tells the story of the city’s most loved ship and the passengers and crew who sailed aboard her on her tragic last voyage.
Wed 22 Apr - Wed 8 Jul Mon - Fri, 10am - 4pm Special Collections Reading Room, Aldham Robarts Library, Liverpool John Moores University, Maryland Street, Liverpool, L1 9DE Passenger life on the Cunard ships is a glamorous social whirl of cabaret shows, fine dining and educational talks. The exhibition at LJMU’s Special Collection and Archives brings together two family collections from the 1950s to today, where life on board is recaptured with memorabilia from ships like the Mauretania and Queen Elizabeth. For more details email Emily Parsons, LJMU Archivist on firstname.lastname@example.org LJMU Lecturers: Merseyside Maritime Museum, Sun 24 and Mon 25 May, Fri 3 Jul See liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/maritime for more details. Queen Elizabeth Dining Room: Photograph Courtesy Of The Cunard Archive Liverpool University
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LIGHTNIGHT: MAKE SPACE CREATE PRESENTS TIME LINERS
GEORGE GARRETT: A SCOUSE SEAMAN IN THE JAZZ AGE
Sat 2, 9, 16 & 23 May 1pm - 3pm The Cunard Building, Water Street, Liverpool, L3 1QB This series of workshops explores the life of merchant seaman, writer and playwright George Garrett, who lived in New York between 1921 and 1926.
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Be transported to the golden age of travel as Cunard Building’s atmospheric ticket office is transformed as part of a truly unique LightNight event. Sit at the Captain’s table, listen to stories from those who worked on the liners, experiencing for yourself the festivity, the hope of departure and the excitement about the adventures ahead. Aimed at families of all ages, real stories will be brought to life and will celebrate Liverpool people using projection and technology hand in hand with a dramatic, interactive installation. This is a free event, no need to book tickets just turn up and explore in your own time.
Photo: George Garrett In New York
See georgegarrettarchive.co.uk for more details.
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Fri 15 May 4pm - 10pm Ticket Hall of Cunard Building, Water Street, Liverpool, L3 1ES
CUNARD 175: A VOYAGE THROUGH HISTORY EXHIBITION Fri 8 May - Tue 1 Sept Mon - Fri, 8.30am - 6pm Sat, 9am - 1pm Special Collections & Archives, Sydney Jones Library, University of Liverpool, Chatham Street, Liverpool, L69 3DA
Elements of the installation can be found in various spaces around the dock area during the One Magnificent City event weekends.
The Cunard Archive has been a crucial source of images and materials for many of the summer events. Come and see for yourself an exhibition of original documents and photographs from the official Cunard Archive at the University of Liverpool Library. Admission is free, just turn up, explore and be enchanted.
See onemagnificentcity.co.uk for more details.
See liv.ac.uk/library/sca for more details.
Bell Boys Labels: Photograph © Cathy Cross
Cunard Magazine 1923: Photograph Courtesy Of The Cunard Archive Liverpool University
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A series of engaging public talks and performances in celebration of the sea, ships and literary voyagers. Open to members of the public, this series of talks are free to attend. No need to book, just turn up:
MERMAIDS IN THEIR ELEMENT LIGHTNIGHT Fri 15 May, 6pm Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AQ Mysterious, alluring, and often deadly, mermaids have captured the imagination of writers and artists since the dawn of civilisation. Join Professor Sarah Peverley and The Liverpool University Players for a series of nautically inspired readings.
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Lusitania: Image By Bonnie Cummins
See liverpoolcityhalls.co.uk/st-georges-hall for more details.
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Every Fri Afternoon Fri 22 May - Fri 26 Jun 2pm - 3.30pm Meeting Point: Brunswick Street Entrance, Cunard Building, Brunswick Street, Liverpool, L3 1QL MAY
Bonny Cummins’ exhibition and art trail in six locations at St George’s Hall Heritage Centre is a highly immersive multi-media sensory installation, tackling the beauty as well as the tragedy of the Lusitania. Using the iconic red and black Cunard funnels as zoetrope’s and soundscapes, the artists animated paintings are combined with an atmospheric soundtrack by multi-instrumentalist Josh Cummins to tell the whole story of Lusitania. This is free to enter, just turn up and enjoy.
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Fri 1 - Sun 31 May 10am - 5pm St George’s Hall Heritage Centre, St George’s Place, Liverpool, L1 1JJ
CUNARD CONNECTIONS WALKING TOUR
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Britannia, Carpathia and Lusitania are the names of iconic Cunard ships that still resonate in Liverpool today. This interesting walking tour around the waterfront brings the stories of these and lesser-known ‘Cunarders’ alive with readings from memoirs, essays, letters and literature of the day. Guided by Deborah Mulhearn, the tour takes approximately an hour and a half and is 1.5 miles long. Whilst there is no charge for this walk, booking is essential as spaces are limited. To reserve your place call the Albert Dock Tourist Information Centre on 0151 707 0729 or email email@example.com* The walk ends inside the Merseyside Maritime Museum, where a 10% discount is offered on afternoon tea served from 3.45pm at the Maritime Dining Room. To take advantage of this offer please pre-book a table by calling 0151 478 4056 or email firstname.lastname@example.org * If you would like to book a place but have concerns about accessibility please contact Deborah to discuss your needs. Baby’s Shoe From RMS Lusitania: Photograph © National Museums Liverpool
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NANCY CUNARD Sat 23 May, 3pm Merseyside Maritime Museum, L3 4AQ Dr Sandeep Parmar reveals the Liverpool links of the beautiful and iconic author, publisher and social activist Nancy Cunard. Once the black sheep of the Cunard family, hounded by controversy wherever she went, she is now heralded as one of the great literary geniuses of her generation.
DOWN TO THE SEA IN SHIPS ‘HORATIO CLARE’ Sun 24 May, 3pm Waterstones, 12 College Lane, L1 3DL Down to the Sea in Ships: Join the electrifying former Maersk Writer-in-Residence Horatio Clare for tales of heroism and wonder on the high seas. Down to the Sea in Ships, the best-selling story of seafarers, giant cargo ships and voyages around the world, is “Stupendous and extraordinarily exciting” - The Times. Fri 22 May 7.30pm - Late Exchange Station, Tithebarn Street, Liverpool, L2 2QP
Liverpool’s LGBT community invites you to pay homage to their very own three queens - as they hear there are a few others in town! Join the extravagant House of Suarez production for a decadent evening of glamorous star hosts and award-winning wining and dining to celebrate the city’s fabulousness - even better all money raised on the night will go back into the community. Having recreated their very own luxury cruise experience this promises to be a magical night fit for a queen.
Professor Paul Baines on Liverpool’s own Edward Rushton (1756-1814): A sailor from the age of 11. His naval career was terminated as a teenager when he was blinded by an infection caught while trying to help slaves. He was probably the most gifted of the radical writers of the late eighteenth century. This talk will explore the life and work of a remarkable product of Liverpool’s romantic-era marine culture.
Tickets VIP: £60, Standard: £45 Dress Code: Captain’s Table, Sequins or Bell-Boy Chic See stanleystqtr.co.uk for more details or follow Stanley Street Quarter on @StanleyStQtr #3QueensBall © House Of Suarez Vogue Ball 2013
Sat 6 Jun, 3pm Merseyside Maritime Museum, L3 4AQ
QUESTIONS OF TRAVEL, ELIZABETH BISHOP Sun 5 Jul, 3pm Museum of Liverpool, Education Area 3, Pier Head, Liverpool, L3 1DG Artist Charlotte Hodes, University of the Arts, London and poet Professor Deryn Rees-Jones of Liverpool University, respond to Bishop’s work creating a new poem-film that looks at the parallels drawn between actual journeys and the poetic and artistic journeys of reading, drawing, thinking and writing. See liv.ac.uk/new-and-international-writing @WritingatCentre
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ONE MAGNIFICENT CITY - WORDS AND MANIFESTS: COMMUNITY WRITING WORKSHOPS
LOOK/15: WOMEN AND THE CITY
A series of free workshops lead by Pauline Rowe, to encourage engagement with the romance, memories, archives and stories of the Cunard ships.
Sat 30 May 12.30pm - 2.30pm Christ Church Hope Centre, Buckingham Road, Tuebrook, Liverpool, L13 8AZ Thurs 4 Jun 6pm - 8pm ABCC Community Corner, Lower Level, Richmond Park, Liverpool, L6 5AD Thurs 11 Jun 10.30am - 1pm Taylor Room, Sydney Jones Library, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, L7 7BD To book a place contact Pauline Rowe: 07875 434 292, email@example.com See liv.ac.uk/new-and-international-writing for more details.
LOOK/15 are calling for budding and experienced photographers to celebrate the Liverpool visit of three famous well-travelled women, Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria by providing images of admired females, women enjoying their weekends or shots of the majestic liners themselves, all to be featured in an online exhibition. Let your imaginations run wild and capture the spectacle that the three Queens will bring to the city. To take part simply upload your image onto our website to share your experience of One Magnificent City. See onemagnificentcity.co.uk/ lookphotocompetition for more details or join: @lookphotofest Look Liverpool International Photography Festival Hairdressing Service On The Queen Elizabeth: Photograph Courtesy Of The Cunard Archive Liverpool University
Queen Mary Poster: Photograph Courtesy Of The Cunard Archive Liverpool University
SUBTERRANEAN THEATRE: THE MAURIE
THE GOLDEN AGE OF FILM, REEL HEROES AT SEA
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The Mauretania: Photograph © Richard P. De Kerbrech
Sat 6 Jun, 10am - 5pm Calderstones Mansion House, Calderstones Park, Liverpool, L18 3JB
The film will be screened on a loop throughout the day. Fri 12 Jun, 3pm - 5pm A Small Cinema, Victoria Street, Liverpool, L1 6DD Reel Heroes At Sea will be followed by a Q&A session with Kim Ryan the Project Director. Please leave a small donation at the door. Wed 17 Jun, 6.30pm - 9pm The Old Library, Lodge Lane, Liverpool, L8 0HQ Reel Heroes At Sea to be followed by a feature film. Fri 19 Jun, 6pm - 9pm Metal at Edge Hill Station, Tunnel Road, Liverpool, L7 6ND An introduction by Cohiba Productions, a showing of Reel Heroes At Sea followed by a feature film. Sat 27 Jun, 3pm - 7pm The District, 61 Jordon Street, Liverpool, L1 0BW The film will be screened on a loop throughout the day. For more information on venues and times check The Golden Age of Film event page on onemagnificentcity.co.uk
Tickets available from Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Box Office: 36 Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BP Tel: 0151 709 3789 Online bookings: writingonthewall.org.uk Ticket Price: £15, £10 concessions
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The Maurie, written by Writing on the Wall’s Mike Morris, directed by Carl Cockram and brought to you by the team that produced ‘Waiting for Brando’ (The Liverpool Echo’s pick of the year for 2013, awarded 10/10), is based on a 1920s short story by rediscovered Liverpool seaman and writer George Garrett. It celebrates the mighty ‘scouse boat’ The Mauretania, and the lives and conflicts of those who worked below decks in the ‘Subterranean Theatre’ of the ships’ stokehold.
Tues 2 - Sat 13 Jun Evenings 7.30pm, Sat Matinees 2pm The Cunard Building, Water Street, Liverpool, L3 1QB
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Cohiba Productions are building on their local heritage projects, Picture Palaces and Reel Heroes, to celebrate the role of cinema projectionists in bringing entertainment and news to the pleasure seekers on the Cunard Line. Short film ‘Reel Heroes At Sea’ brings to the silver screen the memories of retired ‘at sea’ projectionists. The film describes their lives, the history of the silver screen at sea, preserving the heritage of this important role, the people, who connected the audience and silver screen.
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The majority of Look/15’s venues are fully accessible; any compromised access will be indicated. © Jona Frank: The Modern Kids
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Whilst some events are subject to ticketing, all exhibitions are free.
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Celebrating the exchanges between women, migration and memory, LOOK/15 plays host to work from over 100 photographic artists from around the world. With 30 plus exhibitions and an extensive events programme you will find LOOK/15: Exchange in Liverpool’s world-class cultural venues, independent spaces and public realm.
Fri 15 - Sun 31 May Various Locations
Thurs 2 Jul, 7.30pm Liverpool Town Hall, High Street, Liverpool, L2 3SW
AN EVENING WITH WALTER MOSLEY
LOOK/15 INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL: EXCHANGE
Walter Mosley, one of the most versatile and admired writers in America today, joins Writing on the Wall for a rare UK appearance. The author of over forty critically acclaimed works of fiction and non-fiction, Walter Mosley gained fame through his Easy Rawlins mysteries, including ‘Devil In A Blue Dress’, which was adapted into an award-winning film starring Denzel Washington. He is the winner of numerous awards, including an O. Henry Award, a Grammy and PEN America’s Lifetime Achievement. While academics debate whether he should be considered a Jewish or Black writer, Walter Mosley, whose bestselling work tackles issues of race, class and equality without apology, prefers to simply be called a ‘novelist’. Tickets available from Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Box Office: 36 Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BP Tel: 0151 709 3789 Online bookings: writingonthewall.org.uk Ticket Price: £15, £10 concessions Walter Mosley: Photograph © Marcia Wilson
GIANNI RUSSO: ONE NIGHT ONLY 2015
JACKSON POLLOCK: BLIND SPOTS
Tue 30 Jun - Sun 18 Oct 10am - 5.50pm (last entry to the exhibition 5pm) Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4BB
Sun 5 Jul 7:30pm - Late Dr Martin Luther King Jr Building (Formerly Granada Studios), Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AF Having made his name by starring in The Godfather, Gianni Russo will entertain an intimate audience with many famous Sinatra songs, stories about the Mob, The Godfather, links between Liverpool and New York and of the days he travelled and performed on Cunard liners with Frank Sinatra and Grace Kelly as part of his repertoire. Tickets cost £30 and can be purchased from seetickets.com See statictrading.com for more details. Gianni Russo: Image Courtesy Of Ant Clausen RE LIVERP TU
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Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) is widely considered one of the most influential and provocative American artists of the twentieth century, whose work has made an immense contribution to abstract art. Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots focuses on the latter part of the artist’s career, shedding light on a less known but extremely influential part of his practice. This will be the first exhibition in more than three decades to survey Pollock’s late paintings made between 1951 and 1953; a phase of work referred to as his Black Pourings. Ticket Price: £10, £7.50 concessions See tate.org.uk/Liverpool for more details or join: @tateliverpool tateliverpool Jackson Pollock Yellow Islands 1952 © The Pollock-Krasner Foundation ARS, NY and DACS, London 2015
LIVERPOOL CONTEMPORARY ARTS FAIR Sat 27 - Sun 28 Jun 10am - 5pm Royal Liver Building, Pier Head, Liverpool, L3 1HU This two-day event will feature over 1,000 pieces of art from 40 accomplished local, national and international artists and independent art galleries. See liverpoolcontemporary.com for ticket information and more details.
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TRAVEL INFORMATION This summer, arriving and getting around our Magnificent City couldn’t be easier. Merseytravel is here to help you get to the right place at the right time, connecting you to a unique calendar of events by bus, train and Mersey Ferry.
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The official guide for the One Magnificent City programme of activity 2015 as arranged and run by Culture Liverpool, Liverpool City Council....
Published on Apr 22, 2015
The official guide for the One Magnificent City programme of activity 2015 as arranged and run by Culture Liverpool, Liverpool City Council....