Liverpool Icon Images to go
on display with new Photography Festival partner
A major photography exhibition has been
commissioned as yet another new addition to the Liverpool Pride Festival 2016
programme. Organisers at Liverpool Pride have announced they are delighted to
collaborate with the dynamic 'LOOK Team', organisers of the
biennial Liverpool International Photography Festival using funding received
from the Arts Council of England.
Together, Liverpool Pride and LOOK are inviting people to send in photographs in
support of this year's Liverpool Pride Festival 2016 theme - Liverpool Icons.
The call is to encourage images that represent Liverpool, tolerance and
community, which epitomise lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer icons, lives,
participation in past Prides and connection to the City.
The images may be surprising, moving or hilarious. They can be abstract
renderings, portraits or even buildings that have been at the centre of LGBT
debate. We are particularly keen on images that present people or ideas that
have broadened perspectives and helped to diversify the cultural scene in the
City and beyond
The images will form a curated, public work, available for all to see,
demonstrating a City that is proud, connected, creative and caring. The public
exhibition will be shown on Thomas Steers Way, in Liverpool 1 and will launch on
23 July and run to 14 August 2016. Wider presentations using additional images
will take place throughout the festival.
The call opens on 22 April 2016 and runs until 10 June 2016. For more
information, terms and conditions and to download an application form, please
Liverpool Pride Festival 2016 offers a week
long programme which culminates with a 2 day event, on Saturday, 30 July and
Sunday, 31 July 2016. It takes place in a new, more prominent position in the St
George's Quarter and features the well established Liverpool Pride March, on
Saturday, 30 July 2016.
Michael Carey, from Liverpool Pride Festival, said:- "We are really
excited to be working with LOOK to deliver a fantastic opportunity for local
people to participate and get involved in a unique photography project that will
celebrate LGBT culture and all things Scouse. The public realm installation will
showcase this work and we encourage City residents and tourists alike to take
time to visit and enjoy this unique and iconic art installation as a precursor
to attending our main event on 30th and 31st July in the St George's Quarter.
This is 1 of a series of new creative and participatory projects that is helping
shape the look of Liverpool Pride Festival 2016 and in particular our thanks go
to the Arts Council who have played an important role in helping to make this
and other creative partnerships a reality."
Liverpool Icons Exhibition Project Director, Emma Smith added:- "Tolerance
and community are the staples of our existence and a very real feature of
Liverpool's character, development and growth. We are excited about the
possibilities the exhibition brings with it. We can't wait to see what the
creative people of Liverpool; and beyond; interpret as iconic and the artistic
ways in which they demonstrate this. Curating the submissions will be
fascinating. It is a privilege to be working with Liverpool Pride and to be a
part of its continued success."
LOOK's Liverpool Icons is the latest addition to the Liverpool Pride Festival
2016. Other new initiatives for 2016 include:- 'What's Your Pride Story'
in partnership with Writing On The Wall. 'Dress With Pride' to
encourage customer facing businesses to dress up during the week of Pride to
help raise funds for the Liverpool Pride charity; and 'Come Out Of The
Shadows', a campaign to see the City's iconic venues lit in the Pride
rainbow colours in a bid to make Liverpool the most visibly LGBT friendly City
in the UK, this is supported by the Police Commissioner's Fund as a Hate Crime
As always, the festival coincides with the anniversary of murdered gay teenager
Michael Causer, who tragically lost his life on 2 August 2008. The Liverpool
Pride festival was specifically created in his memory as a way to celebrate his
life and to empower the LGBT communities. Liverpool Pride Festival is now a key
highlight in the City's Summer events programme, attracting more than 25,000
people each year to attend, take part and support the annual LGBT festival.
Keep up to date with Liverpool Pride's new announcements on the event's
'Let's Hang On' as
Award winning show is heading back to St Helens Theatre Royal
THERE'S just a few days to go until the
award winning production:- 'Let's Hang On' returns to St Helens
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Back by popular demand following their performance in St Helens in 2015,
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In this remarkable production 'Let's Hang On takes' you on a
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Having performed at the Royal Albert Hall for Frankie Valli
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Described as "dynamite" by Frankie Valli himself,
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Theatre manager Chantelle Nolan said:- "This show went down a storm with
our audience last year, so we can't wait to welcome 'Let's Hang On back' to St
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Book in person at the Theatre Royal Box Office, located on Corporation Street,
St. Helens, Merseyside (WA10 1LQ).
Alternatively you can also call:- 01744 756
000 or log on to the Theatre's