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Culture and the creative arts are part of our identity

Culture and the creative arts are part of our identity

Steve Rotheram giving a speech

Steve Rotheram

We are hugely proud of our cultural heritage and want to celebrate what makes all of our areas special to the people who live and work within them.

Pride in our culture

Culture and the creative arts are an incredibly important part of our identity. Whether it’s our museums, art galleries, theatres or our music, they all provide huge benefits, from bringing people together to enjoy once-in-a-lifetime events, getting involved in creative activities, and encouraging people to visit the city region for the first (and not the last) time.

We are hugely proud of our cultural heritage and want to celebrate what makes all of our areas special to the people who live and work within them.

One percent for culture

To celebrate and support our fantastic cultural assets and the benefits they bring to the people in our communities, Liverpool City Region is the first in the country to commit to spending the equivalent of 1% of its annual £30 million devolution funding from government to support cultural activities.

We also offer significant support for the fantastic work taking place in the city region.  We contributed £5 million to support Liverpool 2018, the celebration of the 10th anniversary of Liverpool’s tenure as European Capital of Culture.

That investment supported a full programme of events, including China Dream, Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta, the finale of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and the return of the Giants, for which 1.5 million people descended on the city region.

Borough of Culture

As part of the 1% for Culture Programme, we have invested £200,000 to support an annual Borough of Culture programme. Through this, we will celebrate the things that make each borough unique, allowing communities to decide for themselves how the money is spent.

Wirral holds the title of Borough of Culture for 2019. Highlights revealed so far include: Animated Square taking place in in March, an exhibition about Wirral’s contribution to maritime exploration; a summer of art in parks and urban spaces, and a series of events linked to the moon and stars, along with returning favourites the Mersey River Festival and River of Light.

The Borough of Culture title will be awarded to all of the Combined Authority’s constituent local authorities on a rotating basis, ensuring that each and every person in the city region can benefit and has the opportunity to celebrate what makes their community special.

Devolution Stories

Devolution gives us the opportunity to listen and respond to local voices and make positive changes that reach homes and businesses across the entire city region.

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