For ten weeks every two years it commissions artists from around the world, attracting over 600,000 visitors in 2010 and contributing £27m to Liverpool’s economy.
Liverpool today offers the richest visual arts environment anywhere in the UK outside London. It has more galleries and museums, and commissions more new art than any other city except the capital and was European Capital of Culture in 2008. The Liverpool Biennial Festival takes place in a wide range of locations across the city, from established museums and galleries to unusual and unexpected places.
Each weekend of the Biennial has been curated to ensure that each of the 10 weeks of the festival has a distinctive and exciting programme that includes film, performance, comedy, music, archaeology, expeditions, poetry, dance and a Young Peoples’ Biennial.
To find out more, or to view the programme, please visit: http://www.biennial.com/