St George’s Quarter Festival Line Up Is Confirmed!

The line up for the fourth annual St George’s Day Festival has been confirmed!

St George’s Quarter is packed with historic buildings, cafes, bars and restaurants and there are plenty of family friendly activities planned this 23 & 24 April!

2016 marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, so this year the Festival is celebrating both St George’s Day and The Bard’s […]

Wednesday, 16 March 2016|Comments Off

Queen Square Bus Station resurfacing works

Services using stands 9-12 in Queen Square Bus Station are affected. Additionally, routes 30/30E, 30A and 101 are also diverted in Liverpool city centre.

Resurfacing works on the bus station carriageway will commence on Sunday 24 January 2016 and are scheduled for completion by April 2016.

The first phase of the works will involve the ‘downhill’ roadway in the bus station. During this […]

Tuesday, 23 February 2016|Comments Off

Liverpool’s Royal Court opens its new welcome centre!

Liverpool’s Royal Court has unveiled its new extended foyer, first-floor terrace, circle bar and new  box office as the second phase of its refurbishment is completed.

Mayor Joe Anderson and AHMM Architect Paul Monaghan helped Chief Executive Gillian Miller cut the ribbon and officially open the new foyer.

After revamping the auditorium in 2012 to install better seats, bar facilities and disabled […]

Wednesday, 17 February 2016|Comments Off

Royal Court Liverpool wins Arts Council support

Liverpool’s Royal Court is a step closer to starting the next phase of its redevelopment after support from the Arts Council.

The St George’s Quarter landmark is one of 16 organisations nationwide, of which six are in the north, who have been invited to apply to the second stage of Arts Council England’s large capital grants funding programme.

Royal Court bosses will need […]

Monday, 25 January 2016|Comments Off

St George’s Hall Minton tile restoration has a Royal visit

The first phase of restoration work on the Minton tiles in St George’s Hall has now been completed, and has been given the seal of approval by HRH The Princess Royal.

Widely regarded as one of the finest neo-classical buildings in the world, St George’s Hall Liverpool is also a favourite building of Princess Anne’s bother, HRH Prince Charles.

Princess Anne was […]

Thursday, 17 December 2015|Comments Off

Open Call for painters – John Moores Painting Prize 2016

John Moores Painting Prize 2016
Open to all painters in the UK, works are selected anonymously by an independent jury. The Prize continues to honour the principles of open submission and democratic selection.

The jury, which is soon to be announced, will select a final shortlist of five paintings. The overall winner will receive £25,000 and four further prizes of £2,500 will be awarded.

The winner of […]

Friday, 16 October 2015|Comments Off

Poppies: Weeping Window

Poppies: Weeping Window

By Paul Cummins, artist, and Tom Piper, designer

Weeping Window is a cascade comprising several thousand handmade ceramic poppies seen pouring from a high window to the ground below. One of two sculptures by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, marking the centenary of the outbreak of war, it will be brought to audiences at venues across the country […]

Tuesday, 29 September 2015|Comments Off

Winter Arts Market this weekend

This weekend St George’s Hall will be transformed into a treasure trove of beautiful creations as the Winter Arts Market returns. Over 200 local artists, designers and makers descend on the Grade I listed venue to offer the public a truly unique Christmas shopping experience. Visitors can pick up everything from handmade jewellery, paintings, textiles, photography and homeware to greeting […]

Monday, 1 December 2014|Comments Off

Task force launched to promote city’s ‘soul’

A task force has been launched to promote one of the UK’s most important historical and cultural urban sites.

Liverpool’s St George’s Quarter, which has been dubbed ‘the city’s soul’, is home to a unique collection of museums, art galleries, theatres, memorial gardens, concert rooms and civic halls forming a critical part of the city’s World Heritage Site and attracts over […]

Friday, 24 October 2014|Comments Off

Historic quarter launches digital guide

One of the UK’s great cultural hubs has launched an app to give visitors a new way to explore its attractions.

Liverpool’s St George’s Quarter, which is home to world class venues such as St George’s Hall, Central Library, Walker Art Gallery and World Museum as well as the Empire, Royal Court and Playhouse Theatres, has launched the app to promote the […]

Thursday, 31 July 2014|Comments Off