Op Art, Tate Liverpool

‘Op Art in Focus’ exhibition

Date

25 April 2019

Location

Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool
SJ 33988 89828; 53.40111°N, 2.99430°W

Information

On show from 21 July 2018 until 5 July 2020 at the Tate Liverpool, Op Art in Focus is an exhibition featuring a variety of works of optical art. The Op Art movement began in the 1960s and is known for its use of bold colours, lines and geometric shapes.

Further Reading

Tate Liverpool

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Leonardo da Vinci – ‘A Life in Drawing’ exhibition

The head of Leda (c 1505-08). Black chalk, pen and ink.

Date

25 April 2019

Location

Walker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, Liverpool
SJ 34995 90768; 53.40969°N, 2.97936°W

Information

In February 2019, to mark the 500th anniversary of his death, 144 of Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings from the Royal Collection went on display in 12 concurrent exhibitions across the UK, with each venue hosting 12 separate works.

Further Reading

Walker Art Gallery

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Knife Angel

Knife Angel

Date

4 January 2019

Location

Liverpool Cathedral, St James’s Mount, Liverpool
SJ 35385 89411; 53.39754°N, 2.97321°W

Information

Created by artist Alfie Bradley at the British Ironwork Centre in Oswestry, Knife Angel is a sculpture highlighting the growing issue of knife crime. The 25 ft high artwork was created from over 100,000 bladed weapons handed over to the police in knife amnesties.

The sculpture is currently on view outside Liverpool Cathedral and it is hoped that it will tour other cities in the future.

Further Reading

British Ironwork Centre;
All posts in the British Ironwork Centre series;
Liverpool Cathedral;
All posts in the Liverpool Cathedral series

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Stanley Park, Liverpool

Stanley Park

Date

16 February 2018

Location

Walton Lane, Liverpool
SJ 36091 93848; 53.43750°N, 2.96350°W

Information

Covering an area of 45 hectares, Liverpool’s Grade II* listed Stanley Park was designed by landscape architect Edward Kemp (1817-1891) and opened in 1870. Located within the park is the Grade II listed Isla Gladstone Conservatory, which was built in 1899. This restored Victorian conservatory serves as a hospitality venue and includes a café on the ground floor.

Further Reading

Stanley Park (Liverpool City Council)

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Anfield Cemetery, Liverpool

Anfield Cemetery

Date

16 February 2018

Location

Walton Lane, Liverpool
SJ 36168 93889; 53.43788°N, 2.96235°W

Information

Covering an area of 57 hectares, Anfield Cemetery was designed by landscape architect Edward Kemp (1817-1891) and opened in 1863. Anfield was the second municipal cemetery to be opened by Liverpool Corporation outside of the city centre, where the existing burial grounds had become overcrowded.

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Wheel of Liverpool

Wheel of Liverpool

Date

16 February 2018

Location

Dukes Dock, Liverpool
SJ 34219 89543; 53.39858°N, 2.99077°W

Information

The 60 metre tall Wheel of Liverpool was opened in 2010 by Great City Attractions at a cost of £6 million. The transportable observation wheel has 42 enclosed, eight-passenger gondolas and was initially only intended to remain in its waterfront location for 12 months. Following the liquidation of Great City Attractions in 2012, the wheel was purchased by Dubai-based Freij Entertainment International.

Further Reading

The Wheel of Liverpool (Freij World Attractions)

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Echo Arena, Liverpool

Echo Arena, Liverpool

Date

15 February 2018

Location

Kings Parade, Liverpool
SJ 34219 89543; 53.39858°N, 2.99077°W

Information

The Echo Arena entertainment venue together with the adjoining BT Convention Centre form ACC Liverpool (Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool). The centre was designed by London-based architects WilkinsonEyre and Bath-based consultants BuroHappold Engineering and opened in 2008 to host the official launch of the city’s European Capital of Culture year.

The £164 million centre is owned by Liverpool City Council and is operated by The ACC Liverpool Group Ltd.

Further Reading

Echo Arena

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Philharmonic Dining Rooms, Liverpool

Philharmonic Dining Rooms

Date

15 February 2018

Location

Hope Street, Liverpool
SJ 35571 89879; 53.40177°N, 2.97051°W

Information

The Philharmonic Dining Rooms is a pub and restaurant located diagonally opposite Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. Designed by Welsh-born public-house architect Walter William Thomas (1849-1912) for Irish-born local brewer Robert Cain (1826-1907), ‘The Phil’ was built in 1898 as a gentleman’s club. Renowned for its ornate interior decoration, the Grade II* listed building is now part of the Nicholson’s chain of hostelries.

Further Reading

The Philharmonic Dining Rooms (Historic England);
The Philharmonic Dining Rooms (Nicholson’s)

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