the Liverpool Biennial is currently happening.

Tuesday 30 September: I suggest you get the 10.07 train from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street
Wednesday 1 October:
I suggest you get the 19.48 train back to London
Book train tickets here http://www.virgintrains.co.uk

I will meet you at the station in Liverpool and take you an on 2 day tour round some of the many galleries. (I won't be travelling to Liverpool with you as I will already be in Liverpool for another event)
You need to arrange accommodation for 1 night, click here for loads of options http://www.visitliverpool.com/accommodation - the cheapest options are the hostels or most students last year stayed at this cheap hotel http://www.thezhotels.com/z-liverpool
There is more art to see in Liverpool than we could possibly cover in 2 days so you can stay longer if you want.

During the 2 days we will attempt to see the following exhibitions:

1. The John Moores painting prize - which is the UK’s best-known and longest-running painting competition:
http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/johnmoores/jm2014/
http://www.biennial.com/2014/partner/john-moores-painting-prize

Yesterday the BBC broadcast a programme about the prize - for those of you in Britain it is available on BBC iPlayer here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04jmvkl/the-john-moores-painting-prize-with-alexei-sayle (you can get BBC iPlayer in other countries but you will need proxy servers - if you don't know what these are it is a bit complicated so use the link below)
For everyone the BBC programme has already been recorded on BOB (Box of Broadcasts) which is an online collection of vast amounts of TV. BOB is available through the elibrary or click on this link - you will need to log in, using institution as University of the Arts London then your username and password: http://bobnational.net/record/241811

2. Bloomberg New Contemporaries - a selection of new and recent graduates
http://www.newcontemporaries.org.uk/exhibitions-and-events/exhibitions/biennial-2014

3. Bluecoat Gallery - a fascinating building that houses a gallery as well as music, dance, live art and literature
http://www.biennial.com/2014/exhibition/locations/the-bluecoat-
http://www.thebluecoat.org.uk/events/view/events/2263

4. FACT - Foundation for Art and Creative Technology - the UK's leading media arts centre
http://www.biennial.com/2014/exhibition/locations/fact

5. Tate Liverpool
http://www.biennial.com/2014/exhibition/locations/tate-liverpool-wolfson-gallery

6. Open Eye Gallery - an independent not-for-profit photography gallery that has been running for nearly 40 years
http://www.openeye.org.uk/main-exhibition/not-all-documents-are-records-photographing-exhibitions-as-an-art-form/

7. The Old Blind School - a temporary exhibition space filled with a huge selection of art
http://www.biennial.com/2014/exhibition/locations/the-old-blind-school-

8. St Andrews Gardens
http://www.biennial.com/2014/exhibition/locations/st-andrews-gardens


You can read more about the Liverpool Biennial here: http://www.biennial.com
There are also many more exhibitions to see - more than we can fit into 2 days, lots more listed here http://www.biennial.com/2014/listed and here http://www.independentsbiennial.org/2014/06/26/the-online-guidebook-is-now-here/

If you stay in Liverpool longer I also highly recommend 'Another Place' this is an installation by Anthony Gormley on a beach in North Liverpool (nearest station Blundellsands on the Northern Line to Southport) http://www.visitliverpool.com/things-to-do/another-place-by-antony-gormley-p160981 http://www.sefton.gov.uk/around-sefton/antony-gormleys-another-place.aspx

(notice I have not mentioned anything about the Beatles or football!)

Let me know if you are planning to go to Liverpool, add your name to the list below: