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LIVERPOOL & MERSEYSIDE CULTURE
LARC (Liverpool Arts Regeneration Consortium) www.larc.uk.com an alliance of eight of Liverpool’s major cultural organisations (see below), set up to play a leading role in Merseyside’s regeneration
COoL (Creative Organisations of Liverpool) www.cool-collective.co.uk COoL is a collective of 31 not-for-profit arts organisations based in Liverpool
Art In Liverpool www.artinliverpool.com Visual arts in Liverpool and Northwest, Listings, Reviews and more
Arts & Business www.aandb.org.uk Arts & Business sparks new partnerships between commerce and culture
Arts Council England www.artscouncil.org.uk The national development agency for the arts in England, distributing public money from the Government and the National Lottery
Business in the Arts: North West www.businessinarts-nw.org.uk exists to bring business skills and experience to the arts in ways that are beneficial both to business and to the arts
Liverpool City Council www.liverpool.gov.uk
Visit Liverpool www.visitliverpool.com the tourism website for the Liverpool City Region
Visit North West www.visitnorthwest.com the tourism website for the Northwest
LARGE ARTS ORGANISATIONS
the Bluecoat www.thebluecoat.org.uk the oldest arts centre in Liverpool with galleries, performance space, food + drink, studios, shops
National Museums Liverpool www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk have 8 major arts venues spread across Liverpool & the Wirral encompassing World Museum Liverpool, the Walker Art Gallery, Merseyside Maritime Museum, the International Slavery Museum, the National Conservation Centre, Lady Lever Art Gallery, Sudley House and the forthcoming Museum of Liverpool opening 2011
The Unity Theatre www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk independent theatre encouraging creativity, participation, innovation and diversity
The Everyman & Playhouse Theatres www.everymanplayhouse.com
FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) www.fact.co.uk Cinema, art gallery and Britain’s principal electronic arts agency, specialising in moving image art and media.
Tate Liverpool www.tate.org.uk/liverpool International, modern and contemporary art gallery.
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall www.liverpoolphil.com Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and home to the internationally renowned Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
Liverpool Biennial www.biennial.com International Festival of Contemporary Art
Independents Liverpool Biennial www.independentsbiennial.org the Independent strand of the Liverpool Biennial Festival of Contemporary Art
A-Z ARTS ORGANISATIONS
Merseyside ACME www.merseysideacme.com Merseyside ACME exists to support and develop the Creative Industries Sector on Merseyside
Kin 2 Kin www.kin2kin.co.uk Linking Liverpool and Merseyside’s creative people.
Arena Studios & Gallery www.arenastudiosandgallery.com providing affordable studio space and the gallery is a platform for emerging talent to create and develop new ideas and work
Ariel Trust www.arieltrust.com aims to improve young people’s lives by delivering innovative projects, based on best practice from the broadcasting industries
Merseyside Youth Association www.mya.org.uk an organisation providing opportunities and support for young people and those who work with young people
Africa Oye www.africaoye.com the biggest live free African Music Festival in the UK
Arabic Arts Festival www.arabicartsfestival.co.uk a celebration of Arabic Arts and Culture
Baltic Triangle www.baltictriangle.co.uk an historic area of Liverpool once an industrial area, now reclaimed by creatives, entrepreneurs and their combined businesses.
Bido Lito! www.bidolito.co.uk Liverpool music magazine in print and online offering a blend of extended features and exposé on emerging Liverpool artists, regional music news, extensive reviews and more.
The Black-E www.theblack-e.co.uk (formerly The Blackie) is a combination of a contemporary arts centre with a community centre
Bluecoat Display Centre www.bluecoatdisplaycentre.com is an independent contemporary crafts retail gallery, based within the Bluecoat Arts Centre
The Bridewell Studios & Gallery www.bridewellstudios.co.uk home to 36 artists and craftspeople, plus gallery space.
Brouhaha www.brouhaha.uk.com is a professional arts organisation that operates within local, regional, national and international contexts
Can Cook Studio www.cancookwillcook.org.uk Aiming to get Merseysiders cooking and loving good food
Collective Encounters www.collective-encounters.org.uk are a small arts organisation who use theatre as a tool for social change and make new work for new audiences in new spaces
Community Channel www.communitychannel.org Broadcasting original shows and showcasing the work of new directors, and community programme makers.
Corke Art Gallery www.corkeartgallery.co.uk located in South Liverpool the gallery shows and sells work by local, national and international street, contemporary and fine artists.
Creative Enterprise Network www.creative-enterprise-network.com a free international network for creative entrepreneurs, and those associated with the creative industries, cultural enterprise, the creative economy.
David Parrish www.davidparrish.com Helping creative businesses to become even more successful
DaDa Disability and Deaf Arts www.dadafest.co.uk To inspire, develop and celebrate talent and excellence in disability and deaf arts.
Dot-Art www.dot-art.com Art gallery and consultants making affordable original art accessible to all and helping artists promote and sell their work.
EggSpace www.eggspace.org a gallery space in The Egg Cafe which aims to provide a platform for all emerging artists and art groups
Elevator Studios www.elevatorstudios.com Studio space for artists, musicians and other creative industries – Parliament Street above Lead Tea Shop. Elevator Recording Studio on Cheapside L2
Fab Collective www.fabcollective.com A collective of photographers based in Liverpool who photograph people and places through a variety of projects.
First Take www.first-take.org provides video training and production services to communities, voluntary organisations and local authorities
The Gallery Liverpool www.thegalleryliverpool.co.uk Gallery in the heart of Liverpool’s Independent Cultural District with a focus on local artists.
Homotopia www.homotopia.net Liverpool’s annual celebration of Queer Culture
Hope Street Ltd www.hope-street.org international creation centre for Liverpool
Hurricane Films www.hurricanefilms.net tell stories – fact and fiction – for both film and television
Kensington Vision CIC firstname.lastname@example.org Training in Media, Video, Radio, Print Based and Photography in Communities.
The Lemon Collective www.thelemoncollective.com Culture, arts, reviews & events
Liverpool Acoustic www.liverpoolacoustic.co.uk The central resource for the Liverpool acoustic music scene
Liverpool Music www.liverpoolmusic.org A growing directory of Liverpool bands
Liverpool Irish Festival www.liverpoolirishfestival.com a celebration of the traditional connections and contemporary links between Liverpool and Ireland
Liverpool Lantern Company www.liverpoollanterncompany.co.uk is an artist led organisation who produce Lantern Carnivals, plus offer Lantern making and training, carnival costume, processional puppets and large scale processional imagery across Liverpool
Liverpool Centre for Arts Development (LCAD) www.lcad.org.uk is a provider of Arts and Creative Industries training and development
Liverpool Cultural Heritage Forum www.liverpoolheritageforum.org.uk Networking organisation of voluntary societies actively interested in Liverpool’s culture and heritage, the recognised link with the Liverpool City Council.
Literature Northwest www.literaturenorthwest.co.uk A promotional and CPD tool for the region’s independent presses and literature organisations
Merseybells www.merseybells.co.uk An online resource and calendar for bellringers accross wider Liverpool and those interested in this traditional folk art.
Merseyside Dance Initiative (MDI) www.merseysidedance.co.uk the dance development agency for Merseyside
M Zone www.mzone.org.uk supports youth music on Merseyside
Metal www.metalculture.com/liverpool/ Space for artists and thinkers to develop their ideas and further philosophy of their work.
Milapfest www.milapfest.com Milapfest is the UK’s South Asian Arts Development Trust, run by national charity Milap Festival Trust.
Open Eye www.openeye.org.uk One of the UK’s leading gallery spaces for photography.
Osun Arts www.osunarts.co.uk A non-profit making organisation promoting African traditional arts and culture.
The Pagoda Chinese Community Centre www.pagodaarts.org.uk
People’s Stories: Liverpool Lives www.peoples-stories.com not-for-profit web-based community reminiscence project, that allows people to share their memories of Liverpool throughout the years.
The Picket www.myspace.com/picketliverpool Music venue renowned for its support of local bands plus a range of International artists.
The Reader Organisation www.thereader.org.uk aiming to improve well-being and build community through shared reading
Red Dot www.red-dotexhibitions.co.uk Artist collective, also run creative recycling projects/workshops
The Royal Standard www.the-royal-standard.com An artist-led gallery, studios and social workspace in Liverpool.
Sense of Sound www.senseofsound.org Provide vocal training and opportunities for singers and songwriters.
Spike Theatre www.spiketheatre.com A small-scale touring theatre company that creates accessible and visually exciting work.
Static Gallery www.statictrading.com
The Suitcase Ensemble www.suitcase-ensemble.com Collective of artists and theatre makers creating imaginative performances with opportunities for members of the public to explore their creativity.
Tmesis Theatre www.tmesistheatre.com A reputable theatre group producing innovative, and thought provoking physical theatre.
Urban Canvas www.merseyworld.com/interfest Professional visual artists providing street art projects for festivals and events
Urban Strawberry Lunch www.usl.org.uk A group who use infinite resource to make great music from virtually any object, anywhere.
Ullaloom www.ullaloom.co.uk A theatre company with a penchant for the dark, the mysterious and macabre.
Windows Project www.windowsproject.co.uk Helping people get into creative writing by making it fun!
Merseyside Woodturners www.merseyturners.co.uk A group of people who share an interest in turning wood into art, Gallery & Workshop in Calderstones Park.
WoW Festival www.writingonthewall.org.uk Liverpool based writing festival celebrating writing, diversity, tolerance, story-telling and humour through controversy, inquiry and debate.
Wired Aerial Theatre www.wiredaerialtheatre.com theatre-based aerial dance work and the site-specific aerial shows.
Zho Visual Theatre www.zhotheatre.co.uk Dedicated to the development of new innovative work, across art platforms.
20 Stories High www.20storieshigh.org.uk Creates dynamic and challenging theatre which attracts new audiences.
2 Bio http://incubatingart.blogspot.com/ representing local artists within the incubator building, MerseyBio at the University of Liverpool.
Knowsley Arts Service www.knowsley.gov.uk/things-to-see-and-do/arts-service.aspx
Prescot Museum www.prescotmuseum.org.uk
National Wild Flower Centre www.nwc.org.uk
Knowsley Community College www.knowsleycollege.ac.uk
Knowlsey Council www.knowsley.gov.uk
Knowsley Tourism www.visitknowsley.com
Halton Arts Service www2.halton.gov.uk/content/tourismandleisure/arts/
The Brindley www.thebrindley.org.uk
Queens Hall Studio www.loosemusic.org
Norton Priory www.nortonpriory.org
Halton Borough Council (Widnes & Runcorn) www.halton.gov.uk
Halton Tourism www.visithalton.com
ST HELENS CULTURE
St Helens Arts Service www.sthelens.gov.uk/lgnl.htm?id=838
The Citadel Arts Centre www.citadel.org.uk
Level One Gallery & The World of Glass www.levelonegallery.com
St Helens Theatre Royal www.sthelenstheatreroyal.com
Godfrey Pilkington Art Gallery www.visitsthelens.com
St Helens Council www.sthelens.gov.uk
St Helens Tourism www.visitsthelens.com
Southport Arts Centre www.seftonarts.co.uk
Crosby Civic Hall www.seftonarts.co.uk
The Atkinson Art Gallery www.seftonarts.co.uk
The Botanic Gardens Museum www.seftonarts.co.uk
Sefton Arts Development www.seftonarts.co.uk
Crosby Hall Educational Trust www.chetcentre.co.uk
Plaza Cinema www.plazacinema.org.uk
The Vitreum Arts Centre Website
Sefton Council www.sefton.gov.uk
Sefton Tourism www.visitsouthport.com/sefton/home
Crosby Capriol Singers www.crosbycapriolsingers.co.uk
Wirral Arts Service www.wirral.gov.uk
Pacific Road Arts Centre www.pacificroad.co.uk
Made In Wirral www.madeinwirral.co.uk
Ness Botanic Gardens www.nessgardens.org.uk
New Brighton Floral Pavilion www.floralpavilion.com
Wirral Borough Council www.wirral.gov.uk
Wirral Tourism www.visitwirral.com
The Oxton Artists http://oxtonartfair.blogspot.com
BBC Radio Merseyside www.bbc.co.uk/liverpool/local_radio
Juice FM www.juicefm.com
Icon Radio www.liverpoolstudentmedia.com University of Liverpool’s Radio Station
Shout FM www.shoutfm.com John Moores University Radio Station
KVFM 87.7 (Kensington Vision FM) www.kvfm.wordpress.com www.kvfm2009.mypodcast.com Community Broadcasting, RSLs (Restricted Service Licence), & Radio Training across the North West. KVFM Online Service from April 1st 2010.
Liverpool Daily Post www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk
Liverpool Echo www.liverpoolecho.co.uk
Seven Streets www.sevenstreets.com
The Double Negative www.thedoublenegative.co.uk
Object of Dreams objectofdreams.wordpress.com
Liverpool Confidential www.liverpoolconfidential.co.uk
Liverpool Weekly Merseymart and Star Series www.icliverpool.co.uk
The Lemon Collective www.thelemoncollective.com