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#282103 - 10th Jan 2009 10:17am The official Liverpool European Capital of Culture *****
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The official Liverpool European Capital of Culture 2008

tonight not to be missed the biggist firework display

http://www.liverpool08.com/streets/Transition/index.asp



The whole city centre becomes a stage on January 10 2009.

The newly regenerated public space at the Pier Head will come alive with light and sound for this people's celebration. At 6.15pm, there will be a sound, light and visual review of Liverpool's History from 7,000,000,000BC to the present day. It will incorporate a History associated with its world heritage waterfront that has been reinvigorated like the rest of the city, and will be shown in full colour across several huge screens on the waterfront followed by a magnificent pyrotechnic finale from ships in the river finishing at approximately 7pm.

Says Phil Redmond: "Just as we opened the year switching from the sandstone and cobbles of the 19th Century People's Palace of St George's Hall to the 21st Century steel and glass Arena, so we are opening 2009 with a new waterfront. Just as our forefathers walked to the river front and looked out to the world, so we will in the future."


This 'Transition' will mark Liverpool's 08 Year of Culture to its 09 Year of the Environment, and will mark the official handover to the European Capitals of Culture 09, the Austrian city of Linz and Vilnius in Lithuania. The exciting prospect is that Linz has agreed to 'twin' with Liverpool and stage a complementing light event in Austria on the same night.

Disabled Access: An enclosure for disabled people will be in the carpark immediately infront of the Port of Liverpool building on the river-side. Best access via Mann Island. Please note Strand Road closures from 5-8pm. There will be a BSL interpreter in this area for deaf people.


Plus Liverpool Light Night
7 - 10pm
Various venues around the city

From 7pm, many of Liverpool's extensive shops, Town Hall and 14 of its world renowned cultural facilities - including the Bluecoat, Open Eye Gallery, FACT, Tate Liverpool and the Maritime & International Slave Museums - will open late. The event will include street theatre in the areas of Liverpool One, Derby Square, Holy Corner (the cross roads of Whitechapel and Paradise Street - where McDonalds is), Church Street, Lord Street and Bold Street and these will be animated with various performances from: LIPA peforming arts students, Beat Life, Liverpool Samba School, Collision dance group with their performance of The Line and other various street theatre acts. Locals and visitors alike can venture into the city centre to enjoy Liverpool's Light Night - an evening of street performance, art and exclusive shopping.

Liverpool Light Night is part of a national programme of events covering the whole of the UK supported by the Association of Town Centre Managers www.lightnight.co.uk.

Mike Cockburn, Liverpool City Centre Manager says "Liverpool Light Night is about celebrating the city centre's extensive and mixed cultural facilities, with shops and restaurants joining in to provide a super event for families. We hope Liverpool Light Night along with Transition Event will become an annual event in the city."

Throughout the night, Liverpool's many restaurants, bars and clubs will be ready to welcome visitors with the best in local food and hospitality.

Access is free for Transition and most of Light Night venues.

Venues participating in Liverpool Light Night:

Tate Liverpool
The Fifth Floor: Ideas taking space
open all day through to 10pm
0151 702 7400
www.tate.org.uk/liverpool
Tate Liverpool will be celebrating with The Fifth Floor: Ideas taking space; a celebration of the imagination and ideas of the people of Liverpool. We will host a special "indoor festival" where local musicians, performers and DJs will collaborate to create a new sound for Liverpool Tate (19.30 - 22.00).Cafť will also be open so you can drop in for a bite to eat.
FREE


Merseyside Maritime Museum
Open all day through to 10pm
5.00 - 9.00pm Captain Crusoe and Maritime Panto Characters
7.30 & 8.30pm The Fourmost
T: 0151 478 4499
W: www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk
Magical Music Tour
From the Titanic to the merchant navy, enjoy the many aspects of Liverpool's seafaring legacy. Join The Fourmost (A Little Loving) on a Magical Music Tour through fifty years of Merseybeat in the cafť - where you can also enjoy the tantalising new menu brimming with gastronomic delights! Captain Crusoe will also demonstrate his wood carving skills and meet our maritime panto characters.
FREE


International Slavery Museum
open all day through to 10pm
T: 0151 478 4499
W: www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk
The International Slavery Museum opened in Liverpool is the only national museum in the world dedicated to the History of the transatlantic slave trade and its legacy. Housed within Merseyside Maritime Museum at the Albert Dock; the exhibits deal with issues such as freedom, identity, human rights, discrimination and cultural change.
FREE


The Beatles Story
2 for 1 offer and late night opening
last admission 8.30pm, open until 10pm
0151 709 1963
www.beatlesstory.com
The Beatles Story celebrated "08" by undergoing a massive and exciting expansion. Now three times the size - come and see for yourselves the amazing changes. For this special night we are offering a '2 for 1' ticket on the evening of January 10th and will stay open late until 10pm (last admission 8.30pm)
COST £12.25 / Concs £8.30/ Child £6.35


Open Eye Gallery
David Goldblatt; Intersections Intersected
Open all day through to 10pm
0151 709 9460
www.openeye.org.uk
Open Eye Gallery is proud to present the UK debut of a major new exhibition project by celebrated South African photographer David Goldblatt. Since the early 1970s Goldblatt has photographed the physical and ideological landscape of his native country. This exhibition looks at South Africa before and after the collapse of apartheid in 1990.
FREE


the Bluecoat
Light Night at the Bluecoat
Galleries open until at 10pm, the Building until 10.30.
0151 709 5297
www.thebluecoat.org.uk
Drop in, make art, have fun! Exhibition, Next Up: Liverpool Art Now, featuring Liverpool's most vital artists. Live music from The Suns and other Merseyside bands, plus DJ Mixmaster Grandmaster Tache. Food and drink, in the stunning, re-opened Upstairs restaurant and bar. Film of Sun Ra's legendary 1990 Bluecoat gig: wild cosmic jazz freak out
Free.

Bluecoat Display Centre
'50 @ the BDC'
open all day through to 10pm
0151 709 4014
www.bluecoatdisplaycentre.com
'50 @ the BDC' will feature 50 selected makers exhibiting one piece of ceramic, textile/fibre art, jewellery, wood or glass, each of which will retail for £50. This will celebrate the start of our 50th anniversary year and a specially curated programme of exhibitions that will run through 2009.


FACT [Foundation for Art and Creative Technology]
DING>>D0NG: Galleries open until 9pm
Building open until 11pm
0870 758 3217
www.fact.co.uk
DING>>D0NG expands and reboots the music where hacking and rewiring equals listening and performing. Featuring artists The Fragmented Orchestra, The Owl Project, Andy McCluskey, Peter Saville, Hambi Haralambous, Steve Symons, and Tetsuaki Babi.
FREE


Wolstenholme Projects
After the Curtain Falls
7pm to 10pm
no phone
www.wolstenholmeprojects.org
After the Curtain Falls is an exhibition that considers the passing of a spectacular event as a point of departure, it features ex-students from The Slade School of Fine Art whose exploration of quiet statements in varying media favour personal observation and responsibility over aggressive methods or shock tactics.
FREE


3345 Parr Street
Terry Cryer Exhibition
Open until 2am
0151 708 6345
www.3345parrst.com
Timeless intuitive and alluring, Terry Cryer's images of the great jazz & blues musicians tell stories that words could never define. Plus DJ set from Anni Hogan, Marc Almond's musical director.
FREE


The Picket
FUSED - tomorrows people!
7 - 10.30pm
0151 708 6789
www.myspace.com/picketliverpool
Always looking to invest in the future, the renowned Picket will present some of the best new young bands from Liverpool, building tomorrow out of the now, a fitting end to 2008 and a new start for 2009. Featuring My Auntie Sam. Off Target. Freq. The Metropolitans. A 14+ Dry Bar gig.
FREE


Leaf Tea Shop & Bar
Leaf Unplugged
7.30pm until late
0151 707 7747
www.thisisleaf.co.uk
A selection of Liverpool's leading signed and unsigned artists come together to celebrate the success of Capital of Culture 2008. The unplugged night to end all unplugged nights.
FREE


Contemporary Urban Centre
Fun Day
11am - 11pm
0151 708 3510
www.novasscarman.org
11am until 6pm, with dance, drama, poetry reading, gallery viewings and entertainment. Bring your families and tour this fantastic new community resource. Then join us after the fireworks for music and drinks in our Pub till 11pm, or grab a bite to eat in our Jamaica Rooms restaurant.
FREE


Liverpool Biennial 2008
Public artworks
Open all evening
www.biennial.com
Ai Weiwei's Web of Light: Exchange Flags.
Rabbit: St James Church, Upper Parliament Street. (In collaboration with St Vincent de Paul Primary School)
Richard Wilson's Turning the place over, Moorfields.
Diller Scofidio & Renfro Joyful Trees, Great George St.
Rockscape - the open-air theatre designed by Japanese architects Atelier Bow-Wow hosts an evening of live jazz and Balkan gypsy music. Stage, lights and sound by www.thejammfactory.co.uk
7 - 7.45pm The Gypsy Brothers. Kensington-Czech-Slovak-Roma band
8 - 9pm Anthony Pierce Quartet


And
Super Lamb Banana
Super Lamb Banana Tithebarn Street

YER whos going
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#282116 - 10th Jan 2009 11:29am Re: The official Liverpool European Capital of Culture [Re: Pete_Robbo]
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I'll be watching from this side, armed with my camera (if I can find the bloody thing).

If anyone else is coming down to New Brighton to watch the fireworks, wrap up extra warm as it's posiively Baltic on the front!!
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#282118 - 10th Jan 2009 11:35am Re: The official Liverpool European Capital of Culture [Re: Wench]
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Jac,could be worth thinking about going to Woodside,better view and you will get better photo`s of the occasion.

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#282123 - 10th Jan 2009 12:07pm Re: The official Liverpool European Capital of Culture [Re: Dava2479]
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It'll be heaving though. We'll probably walk up to past Vale Park, by the little white house I'd love to buy raftl We'll also have the dogs with us so don't want to get too close in case they get scared.
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#282133 - 10th Jan 2009 1:01pm Re: The official Liverpool European Capital of Culture [Re: Wench]
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Go to the small car park on the Priory Industrial Estate. Its not very popular (yet) but if you go early enough, should easily get a good view happy
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#282134 - 10th Jan 2009 1:01pm Re: The official Liverpool European Capital of Culture [Re: MGCraig]
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Nice one Craig C - thanks bud happy
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#282144 - 10th Jan 2009 1:43pm Re: The official Liverpool European Capital of Culture [Re: Wench]
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i,m going fishmans whalf


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#282145 - 10th Jan 2009 1:52pm Re: The official Liverpool European Capital of Culture [Re: Pete_Robbo]
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what time are the fire works startin?
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#282147 - 10th Jan 2009 1:55pm Re: The official Liverpool European Capital of Culture [Re: krisGTi]
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6:15 ish I think, finish around 7. Don't think the fireworks will run that long, but that's the times set aside for the whole finale.
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#282150 - 10th Jan 2009 2:07pm Re: The official Liverpool European Capital of Culture [Re: Wench]
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Originally Posted By: PaganJay
6:15 ish I think, finish around 7. Don't think the fireworks will run that long, but that's the times set aside for the whole finale.


yer its a musical fire work display heard to day on Radio city

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#282153 - 10th Jan 2009 2:16pm Re: The official Liverpool European Capital of Culture [Re: Pete_Robbo]
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Cheers Robbo thumbsup
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#282184 - 10th Jan 2009 3:42pm Re: The official Liverpool European Capital of Culture [Re: Wench]
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Who,s coming out to night fishmans whalf

4 photo,s??? i,m getting the for about 6:20pm
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#282201 - 10th Jan 2009 4:18pm Re: The official Liverpool European Capital of Culture [Re: Pete_Robbo]
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Is that the bit just down from the ferry terminal???

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#282233 - 10th Jan 2009 5:08pm Re: The official Liverpool European Capital of Culture [Re: Softy_Southerner]
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yep yeeh not long to go

At 6.15pm, there will be a sound, light and visual


Edited by Robbo_theMan (10th Jan 2009 5:09pm)
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#282236 - 10th Jan 2009 5:15pm Re: The official Liverpool European Capital of Culture [Re: Pete_Robbo]
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