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LCR Culture & Creativity Awards 2023 - People's Choice

Liverpool City Region is a thriving place for culture and creativity and we want to celebrate this.

People's Choice 2023

Below are the six finalists who faced the public vote for the coveted title of People’s Choice – Outstanding Contribution to Culture in this year’s Liverpool City Region Culture and Creativity Awards.

The winner – voted for by you – will have made an outstanding contribution to culture and creativity, which has made a significant difference to the quality of life at either local, Borough or City Region level. Our previous winners include; Africa Oyé (2019), The Atkinson Sefton (2020) and The Reader (2021).

Voting for this year’s People’s Choice award is now closed. Good luck to all finalists – we can’t wait to see you all at this year’s awards ceremony in March.


Homotopia Festival is the UK’s longest running LGBTQIA arts and culture festival, with the aim to support and platform local, national, and international LGBTQIA socially engaged artists and creatives. We present a Festival of queer art every November, and a year round programme of events, artist development and youth projects.

Knowsley Borough of Culture 2022 Programme

Knowsley presented a year like no other during its time as Liverpool City Region Borough of Culture. From community activity to large scale events, there was something for everyone of every age to enjoy. It really was an amazing year that celebrated Knowsley’s rich culture and heritage.

The World in One City

The World in One City enables communities from across the city region to come together and celebrate their differences, cultures and much more. Using Football as a vessel and universal language, communities represent their countries of origin showcasing the diversity of our region celebrating their ethnicity and identity. The tournament is ran by volunteers with a passion for heritage, culture, unity and their community’s future.

Shakespeare North Playhouse

A 10-year vision came to reality in Summer 2022 when Shakespeare North Playhouse opened it’s doors. Artists, audiences, and communities come together here to share in world-class theatre, activities and conversations inspired by Shakespeare but that feel like their own, stories that change the way we see the World. Bold and brave – this is our Shakespeare North Playhouse.

Africa Oyé

The UK’s largest free celebration of African music and culture. Africa Oyé showcases the power and value of culture and creativity towards bringing communities together. Oyé highlights the opportunities that the different cultures of this continent and the Diaspora provide through its international festival.


Creative Balance

Creative Balance provides therapeutic art services across Merseyside. From art workshops to 1:1 sessions, there is something for all ages and abilities. My aim is to make a positive difference and to really inspire the community, young people and families through creative expression.



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