Major £2.9m gift secured for Factory International, Manchester

Issued on behalf of The Factory Trust. A major capital gift of £2m has been secured towards Manchester’s landmark new cultural space, Factory International, ahead of its opening in 2023. The gift comes from The Law Family Charitable Foundation and will be recognised through the naming of the Hall, one of Factory International’s flexible performances spaces. In addition the Foundation […]

Manchester’s Libraries to celebrate Black History Month

Exhibitions, live music, talks, theatre performances and storytelling are all part of Manchester Libraries’ celebration of this year’s Black History Month. All events are free to attend. Black History Month has taken place every October for more than 35 years, across the UK.   This year’s headline event is the ‘We are Carnival’ Workshop at Central […]

Liverpool marks Black History Month 2022

Let’s talk about race – that’s the message from partners who are bringing Liverpool’s Black History Month to life in October. Arts, heritage, culture and community activists working with Culture Liverpool for the last 10 months have  curated a varied and stimulating programme of events which not only explore the past but look ahead to […]


After a two-year absence due to the coronavirus pandemic, St Helens’ fireworks display will make a return this Bonfire Night with a new look. St Helens Borough Council has teamed up with Saints to present ‘From the Ground Comes Light – Fire and Light Spectacular’ at the Totally Wicked Stadium, moving from Sherdley Park for […]

River of Light is back for 2022!

One of Liverpool’s most popular events is back next month to light up the city centre. River of Light is set to illuminate the waterfront across 17 nights from Friday 21 October to Sunday 6 November, and will showcase ten artworks from a host of local, national and international artists along a 2km route. The […]

Major city centre road to close for World Car Free Day

One of Liverpool’s busiest roads will be closed to cars next week as the city celebrates World Car Free Day. The Strand, which runs along the city’s historic waterfront, is set to be transformed into a stage for a fun filled programme of free healthy activities on Thursday, 22 September, from keep fit classes to “a […]

Liverpool Council set to seek developer for Festival Gardens site

Aerial pic of Development Zone next to Festival Gardens Liverpool City Council is set to approve a procurement exercise to attract a developer for one of the major development sites in the north of England. A report to the council’s cabinet next Friday, 23 September is recommending a procurement process be undertaken to appoint a […]

Advice to people attending Reminisce Festival in St Helens this weekend

We are offering advice to people attending the Reminisce Festival in St Helens this weekend to make sure they have fun and enjoy the event safely. The annual festival takes place at Sherdley Park on Saturday (10th September) and the force has been working closely with the organisers and St Helens Council to make sure […]


Music fans in St Helens Borough planning to attend the Reminisce Festival in Sherdley Park this weekend (Saturday September 10th) are being encouraged to stay COVID safe both before and after the event. Free testing for COVID-19 ended in April, so we have seen a reduction in the numbers of cases, but people are still […]


The final event of the Celebrating Halton’s Heritage project will be a fabulous showcase of all the exhibitions and projects funded through the programme. Focusing on the trades of Halton over the centuries, the programme has been funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund as part of Halton’s Borough of Culture year in 2021 and […]