LOVERPOOL: Liverpool & Love 10th -12th Feb 2017

Loverpool-Main-Graphic-Lois-tierney-696x984 15894526_739387836227991_4826222646932343174_n LOVERPOOL 2017 An art, music and culture festival in the heart of Liverpool. 9th. – 19th February 2017 Artists, musicians and creators from all over the city and beyond are coming together to put on a series of free events celebrating this magnificent city and promoting a message of love. Liverpool & Love Spanning all four floors of The Carlisle Buildings 67 – 69 Victoria St, L1 6DE, this open art exhibition is all about bringing people together in the common theme, Liverpool and love. With over thirty local and international artists already signed up this promises to be a show to remember. The exhibition opens with an evening hosted by ROAD Studios at 6 – 9.30pm on Friday10th. and a closing night hosted by ABC L1 at 7pm – late on Friday 17th. As well as being open during our regular hours. 2 – 6pm Monday – Saturday, or you can view at any time by appointment, everyone has got the opportunity to come down. Loverpool LIVE From 8 pm ’til late on the 11th. some of Liverpool’s finest musicians and performers take over The Courtroom Cafe, 57 Victoria St, L1 6DE. With bands, DJ’s and acoustic performers there will be a wide variety of fresh and established talent. Stick around after for the ‘Late Night Jam’. From microphones to maracas, any true music lover can get in on the action, or just watch as people come together to create truly original sounds. Loverpool Market Running the whole length of the festival 9th – 19th at the Courtroom Cafe. Creators & Collectors sell their wares completely commission free so you know all the money you spend is going towards supporting Liverpool’s creative community. Open during Courtroom Cafe hours you can get your shopping done while enjoying tea and cake, or find that perfect gift while taking a break from the dance floor. With valentine’s day just round the corner you might find that special something you’re searching for. LARA – Liverpool Refugee and Asylum Seeker Association LARA is an asylum seeker and refugee led group, aiming to support and improve the well being of asylum seekers and refugees in Liverpool. A grass-roots group that raise awareness and campaign for the rights of refugees and asylum seekers in the UK. During the course of the festival LARA volunteers will be around to answer questions and spread awareness of this very pertinent issue, as well as providing a good home for the loose change in your pockets in their collection tins. Other Events Mon 13th. ‘Sing with Love’ an open music event where people can come and learn to sing some well known Love songs. Tues 14th. ‘Liverpool Acoustic’ at The Courtroom Cafe, something different to do with alone, with friends or as a couple. 18th. If you can’t get enough of that Loverpool stuff then the ‘Loverpool After-Party’ is the gig for you and the official close of the the festival. Check out our regular scheduled events including: 2 other art openings, Rock ‘n’ Rule (open mic) music night & 5 screenings in our own Small Cinema (Small Cinema events are charged that their normal rates). Come and discover Liverpool’s truest hidden gem. A hive of creativity, skill & talent all ‘jam packed’ into three Victorian buildings (opposite the Shankly hotel) 57 – 69 Victoria street, Liverpool, L1 6DE, managed by Creative Space Team, a charity organisation enabling creative businesses access to affordable ‘Art’ space in the bustling city centre. Check out for a full schedule of events and up to date information on what’s going on with the festival. To find out more visit or email LOVERPOOL: Liverpool & Love 10th -12th Feb 2017 at Road studios OPEN CALL for submissions: LOVERPOOL: Liverpool & Love This exhibition is presented by ROAD Studios & ABC L1 as part LOVERPOOL, a series of events celebrating Liverpool and love between 10th and 19th of Feb 2017 in the Carlisle Building, 67-69 Victoria St, L1 6DE. We are looking for work by artists that responds to the theme “Liverpool a city for Lovers or Liverpool & Love” and fulfil the following criteria: The piece can be of any size or medium, eg; painting, print, photography, video, digital or other. However if the piece requires complicated or specific installations we ask that the artist or their representative make themselves available for at least one day between 1-8th Feb for installation. Anyone can submit work that responds to the theme, whether they are the creator or the owner of a piece of art. If the work is sold the money goes to the owner, however the name of the creator must be displayed along with a title and price^ (if for sales) We will not charge any commission on work sold for under £150, for work over this price we ask the seller to contribute 15% of sales towards costs involved in setting up and promoting the exhibition. Applicants to either contact via Facebook or email provided or in person at ABC L1 or The Courtroom Cafe, preferably with a photograph and any other relevant info or the original work. All work must be delivered to either ROAD Studios, ABC L1 or The Courtroom Cafe before 8th Work to be collected by 22th Feb from the same except by arrangement. What we offer: This exhibition is a genuine open call. We want to provide an opportunity for artists and collectors at any level to be part of an exhibition and enjoy the experience of being part of Liverpool’s thriving arts scene. The Carlisle Building spans over 4 floors with permanent galleries in the basement and attic*. For this exhibition we are going to utilising all the public rooms and stairwells as well as hosting an opening evening event on the 10th at ROAD Studios and a Closing event on the 17th at ABC L1. Both of these spaces will be putting on other shows on the alternate weekends which will expand audience. This show will include the work of local and international artists right in the heart of Liverpool just a stone’s throw from the Walker Gallery, Liverpool Lime St and Queen Square Bus Station. Get in touch and get involved. Contact: Matt Kilp or ABC L1, 69 Victoria St, Liverpool, L1 6DE The Courtroom Cafe, 57 Victoria St, Liverpool, L1 6DE *Unfortunately wheelchair access is unavailable. ^All work is left at your own risk. Well will make sure work is made as secure as possible