One City, One Summer

IFB 2014 is another world first for Liverpool, and to enhance the business festival, we have a sparkling summer 2014 season of cultural events and attractions to delight, amaze, amuse, inspire, treasure and remember.

You can get your cultural fix in Liverpool at any time of any year, but this summer its theatres, orchestra, festivals, galleries and performers have planned a dazzling season of over 120 events that includes new commissions and festivals every weekend.

From the immense to the intimate, the classical to the contemporary, the mainstream to the marginal, the international to the underground.

Creativity and culture in the art houses, theatres, galleries, museums.  On the streets, on the water, in the parks, in the atmosphere.

A feast of festivals, exhibitions, art events, theatre shows, music in all genres, dance, film, new media, street art, flash mobs, creative conversations.

It’s in the city’s DNA. It’s what we do. It’s Liverpool.

While these pages show many of the elements that will make One City, One Summer a memorable time in an unforgettable place, what’s here is just the tip of the iceberg. There are, for instance, so many happenings taking place in music venues and clubs, so many elements to the museums and gallery programmes, so many visitor attractions relating to the maritime, musical, sporting and architectural heritage of this great city, so many events that will pop-up where and when we least expect a cultural encounter, that no website can contain it all.

For a full range of what’s on in the city during your stay, see

Many additional options for things to do and see can be found here.  

We hope that One City, One Summer gives visitors and residents a vast range of opportunities to enjoy the city’s culture in all its forms. You won’t have time to take in everything but you can always come back after IFB 2014, as Liverpool commissions, creates and provides a platform for culture throughout the four seasons. And you will, of course be most welcome – any season, any year.

ACE Lottery Logo

IFB Culture is grateful to Arts Council England for the support of OneCity, One Summer