Thursday 10 May 2018 (for 1 or 2 days, you choose) - Gallery visits in Liverpool
I will getting the 11.07 London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street - Thursday 10 May, see the picture below. Trains to Liverpool take about 2 hours.

You can get the train back to London the same day (see the suggested schedule below) or stay overnight for a 2nd day of gallery visits (places to stay linked below)

train tickets are cheapest from: http://virgintrains.co.uk (if you have a student railcard it is even cheaper but they get more expensive the closer to the day of travel)

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Thursday 10 May
11.07 - train from London Euston

13.19 - arrive Liverpool Lime Street

5 minute walk to the Walker Art Gallery to see this amazing exhibition - http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/exhibitions/slaves-of-fashion/index.aspx
Slaves of Fashion is not just an exhibition of work it includes 2 rooms of the artists' research and the way they have worked with extensive archives. Altogether it is a great show and a wonderful example of extensive and deep research influencing and shaping art practice. Even if you dislike the art there is much to appreciate in the complex investigation.

15.30 - 10 minute walk to FACT - Foundation for Art and Creative Technology to see this exhibition - https://www.fact.co.uk/projects/states-of-play-roleplay-reality.aspx
States of Play: Roleplay Reality looks at roleplay and gaming in art and includes a very diverse collection of work, from playful to quite disturbing.

17.30 - short walk and metro journey to the beach to see a 3km wide installation by Anthony Gormley - https://www.visitliverpool.com/things-to-do/another-place-by-antony-gormley-p160981

travel back to the city centre:
18.47 - train back to London
or
if you are staying overnight we will go somewhere for food (suggestions for places to stay are below)

Friday 11 May
10.30 - visit Tate Liverpool - http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-liverpool
several exhibitions including this one which has a wonderful twist - the show is selected by one of the Art Handlers who has worked at Tate Liverpool for 30 years - 30 works of art to mark the 30th anniversary of Tate Liverpool - http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-liverpool/exhibition/kens-show-exploring-unseen

also visit a great photography gallery - http://openeye.org.uk/whatson/snapshot-wechat-migration-identity/

and The Bluecoat - http://www.thebluecoat.org.uk/events/view/exhibitions/3829

We may have time to visit other galleries or even the Cavern Club if anyone is interested.

trains back to London:
17.47
18.47
18.47
(I am staying in Liverpool over the weekend to see family)

If you come for more than 1 day you need to arrange accommodation, click here for loads of optionshttp://www.visitliverpool.com/accommodation - the cheapest options are the hostels or most students last year stayed at this cheap hotelhttp://www.thezhotels.com/z-liverpool
or
https://hattershostels.com/liverpool-hostel/