Thursday, 13 August 2009



Abandon Normal Devices, 23-27 September 2009, Liverpool

Abandon Normal Devices (AND) is a new festival of Digital Culture and New Cinema, inviting us to consider what are our normal devices? And why and how might we abandon them?

AND kicks off 23 September 2009 in Liverpool with five days filled with screenings, exhibitions, public interventions, debates and workshops. Highlights of the festival include influential artists such as Apichatpong Weerasethakul, The Yes Men, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Carolee Schneemann, Jamie King and DJ Spooky.

At the heart of AND lies a fascination with ideas about social, physical and technological norms, offering artistic approaches from the playful to the downright provocative, and featuring a distinctive emphasis on critique and ideas. A Northwest festival, AND will continue with future editions in Cumbria, Lancaster, Cheshire and Manchester.

AND is presented by FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) (Liverpool), Cornerhouse (Manchester) and folly (Lancaster). The festival forms part of WE PLAY, the Northwest cultural legacy programme for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Monday, 24 November 2008

The Tate’s Research Strategy and their collaborations with higher education institutions

The Tate’s Research Strategy and their collaborations with higher education institutions

Professor Nigel Llewellyn, Head of Research, Tate

Wednesday 3 December 08, 3.30 – 4.30pm
at Liverpool John Moores University,
Dean Walters Building, St James Road, off Duke St, L1 7BR
(by the entrance to the Anglican Cathedral)

Christoph Grunenberg, Director, Tate Liverpool has kindly arranged for Professor Nigel Llewellyn, Head of Research, Tate to give a presentation followed by discussion, on Tate's research strategy and their different collaborations with higher education institutions.

Nigel was educated at Cambridge and the Warburg Institute. He took up the post of Professor of Art History at Sussex University prior to taking up the post of Head of Research, Tate.

Colleagues of Culture Campus Liverpool Board are invited to join us at this event arranged by Culture Campus Liverpool and kindly hosted by Liverpool John Moores University.

We would be very grateful if you could circulate the invitation to relevant parties, and for those attending to let Erica Jones know by 24 November 08

Thursday, 11 September 2008

UNeECC General Assembly and Conference, Liverpool, 16-17 October, 2008

The University Network of the European Capitals of Culture (UNECC) has the pleasure to announce you the UNeECC General Assembly and Conference held on 16-17 October, 2008 in Liverpool, this year’s European Capital of Culture.

The title of the Conference is ‘Whose Culture?’. Please find registration details and the Programme of the Conference at the UNeECC website:

The deadline of registration is 15 September, 2008.

The Conference will be jointly hosted by Liverpool Hope University, the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University. This unique collaboration clearly demonstrates how universities can and must contribute to the success of a European Capital of Culture programme.

The central theme of our conference is: Whose culture(s)?

University students and faculty, as well as cultural professionals active in past, present and future European Capitals of Culture will present papers in three different conference tracks:

1. European Capitals of Culture - whose culture? : high vs. popular culture;
cultural identity; centre vs. periphery; European culture vs. European (local?)
2. European Capitals of Culture and their impact on culture(s): socio-cultural
impact of ECCs; ECCs as catalysts of cultural awareness; ECCs - fleeting events or
milestones?; ECC-bids, cultural competition and attraction.
3. Events and culture (non-academic track): Presentations about ECC-events and
cultural attractions of given ECCs.

The Liverpool conference will touch upon key issues emerging from the way culture is perceived and dealt with by the different stakeholders in European Capitals of Culture, e.g. cultural policy makers, the general public, local authorities, citizens, visitors and tourists, academics, artists etc. Given the academic objectives of the conference, presentations will focus on new insights into the functioning of European and international culture and the relevance of these insights for cultural policy makers.

Information and Registration
Online registration is requested on the UNeECC website:

The deadline of registration is 15 September 2008.
Further information on the Conference is available on the UNeECC website at

Friday, 11 July 2008

Liverpool Biennial Voluntary Positions

Want to be at the heart of the UK’s biggest festival of contemporary art and learn about what it takes to put it on?

Liverpool Biennial is the UK’s largest festival of contemporary art, with a global reputation that puts the city on a par with other Biennial cities including Venice, Sao Paolo and Sydney.

Liverpool Biennial is currently looking for enthusiastic Volunteers to help support the International 08 exhibition, MADE UP. If you are a student or recent graduate, retired or simply interested in contemporary art with time to spare in September, October and November get in touch.

Hours are flexible to suit the individual.

Liverpool Biennial 2008, 20 September – 30 November

For further information go to or email

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Student Design Awards

Student Design Awards

Enter online:
Closing date for entries: Friday 2nd May 2008

We’re looking for entries for the Student Design Awards, organised
in conjunction with Design Show Liverpool.

The awards are open to all higher education students in UK – both
undergraduates and postgraduates.

Entries are welcome from all art and design disciplines and can be
submitted as complete prototypes, drawings or clearly expressed
ideas. The aim is to celebrate design, invention and, as Wayne
Hemingway, MBE, Head Judge says, “a passion for change”.
The winner of the Award will be able to show a truly innovative
approach to creating a new and practical design.
There are great financial and commercial reasons for entering the
competition so to find out more, visit our website:

Liverpool Student Design Awards
supported by: Liverpool School of Art and Design
Sponsored by: DuPont™ Corian ® Solid Surfaces

Enter online:
Closing date for entries: Friday 2nd May 2008

Monday, 21 April 2008


moves08 screenings and forums running in Manchester, Lancaster and the UK!
moves08 film installations kicked off the festival on Friday morning after the press launch previewing the highly acclaimed 3 Pesos (UK/Cuba, 2007, R.Cross) - up for public screening this Saturday at the Dukes Lancaster.

Screenings start from tomorrow at the RNCM off Oxford Road (Manchester). Films will be playing every day at 6.30pm and 8pm, including some extra-screenings over the week-end. Films will be showing at the Dukes Lancaster on Thursday and Saturday too.

Conference forums and special events including the Dance For Camera Nights at moves08, Alex Reuben's live sound performance Now That's What I Call Modern Disco Dancing Classics Vol 1 and our industry brunch run from Tuesday to Saturday.

The full festival programme has been broken down for you whether you are a film lover, a performing arts lovers, or a sound and new media geek!
We look forward to seeing you at one of our events or at our Sandbar festival hub for a drink!
Filmicly yours,
moves08 team

Badged Apprenticeship Workshops

Badged Apprenticeships is a unique project that gets young people involved with Liverpool's Capital of Culture programme.

Young people on Apprenticeships in retail, hospitality, tourism or leisure can access a range of FREE cultural workshops that capture the amazing creative learning opportunities 2008 brings.

Some of Liverpool's foremost cultural and creative establishments are involved including Liverpool Philharmonic and Tate Liverpool.

This website outlines the cultural workshops on offer, who is eligible, and how local employers can benefit. There's also a chance to read feedback from young people who've already participated.

To book a place on a workshop email