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Friday 13th July 8pm Circo 13-21 Seel St Liverpool L1 4 AU free entry
One of the most popular events year after year, the Brazilica 2018 Carnival Queen Competition is all set to bring you the hottest and most talented samba dancers from across the UK.
We’ve a record-breaking 16 participants .
Held at the stunning Circo Liverpool, dancers will battle it out, displaying their talent, charm, beauty and amazing samba moves to be crowned Brazilica Carnival Queen 2018 and our two Brazilica Carnival Princesses. Brazilica Carnival Queen 2017 Wendy Okoli will be on hand to pass over her crown to the new queen!
Liverpool 2018 – Ten Years in the Making
Final plans are being put in place for Liverpool to stage an ambitious and forward looking culture programme to mark the tenth anniversary of its reign as European Capital of Culture.
Details of Liverpool 2018 – the year-long celebration of the city’s thriving creative scene – will be announced in January. This will be when the city gears up to once again step into the international spotlight and showcase its extraordinary culture offer, while looking forward to the next decade of cultural innovation.
A number of major projects within the programme have already been announced including;
- China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors – coming to the UK for the first time in a generation
- The Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta linking Liverpool, Dublin and Bordeaux on 25 – 28 May
- The finale of the Clipper Around the World Yacht Race which is set to race back onto the Mersey in late July
- The Clothes Show which returns to the city for a second year from 19-21 October
- Tate Liverpool’s 30th anniversary programme including an Egon Schiele retrospective
- Liverpool Biennial’s 10th edition presenting leading visual artists from across the world takes place over 15 weeks
- Rewire – A major new art and technology commission led by FACT with Invisible Flock, working with artists from across the globe and communities in Toxteth
Alongside this, Liverpool 2018 will also showcase premieres across the worlds of entertainment and sport, new major public artworks, some extraordinary one-off music moments and four artistic seasons each bursting with new commissions exploring:
- China Dream – showcasing the best of modern Chinese culture
- The Future World of Work – what does this mean for society
- The Art of Football – the global relationship with the beautiful game
- Nineteen Eighteen (working title) – the centenary of the end of the First World War
The city’s unrivalled festival offer – from Africa Oye and Liverpool International Music Festival right through to Milapfest – will mark the year with some of their most ambitious line ups ever, while brand new music events – including a piano festival like no other – will reinforce Liverpool’s position as a UNESCO City of Music.
To add to that, the team behind Liverpool 2018 can reveal plans for Easter Fire – a collaboration with renowned live event creators Walk the Plank. Easter Fire at St George’s Hall will take place during the Easter holidays, creating a world of fire, entertainment and gastronomy. Famous for their spectacular live performances, Walk the Plank are promising to create a unique experience in one of the hidden gems of the city. Tickets for the event and further details will be available from Friday 8 December.
Mayor Joe Anderson OBE, said: “European Capital of Culture was an extraordinary year for this city, but it was never just about 2008 – it was about the legacy that followed.
“Culture has been the backbone of Liverpool’s renaissance over the past decade, and Liverpool 2018 is a chance for us to recognise the growth in confidence, ambition, creativity and cultural engagement which is seen in every corner of Liverpool – putting us quite rightly as a cultural exemplar on a national and international stage.
“Liverpool 2018 is an opportunity for us to once again roll out the red carpet for people to come and visit for the first time, or to rediscover what we believe is the most exciting destination in the UK.
“Some of the projects which we will be announcing in the New Year really do raise the bar and it will be an incredible time for residents and visitors who will undoubtedly travel from across the world to experience how Liverpool puts on a show.”
Mayor of Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotheram, said: “The City Region Combined Authority is delighted to be supporting Liverpool 2018 with £5 million from our Single Investment Fund.
“It will kick-start a new cultural journey for the whole of the city region and it is my ambition that all areas feel the same benefits as Liverpool has done in the last decade. This region is blessed with a huge depth of talent and it is our job to provide the platforms to showcase that creativity and encourage participation. I was Lord Mayor in 2008 and saw first-hand the impact celebrating culture had on people and communities.
“I very much look forward to another outstanding year of culture that will hopefully enrich and improve the lives of all who live and visit here.”
For more information on already released projects and to help plan your visit to Liverpool go to www.visitliverpool.com/2018.
2018 is the 10th anniversary of Liverpool’s Capital of Culture Year. There’s going to be an amazing line up of events throughout the year
and Brazilica is one of them.
You can check out all events at www.visitliverpool.com
Our festival main day for 2018 is Saturday 14th July, with fringe events throughout June and July
we’ll be posting as soon as the programme’s complete.
Starts from Abercromby Square at 8pm through the city to end Williamson Sq 10pm
check out the centre pages of our online brochure for route map and samba groups performing here’s the link
for anyone attending Carnival Queen Competition Friday 14th July we’ve had to relocate to Revolucion de Cuba at the Albert Dock it’s just around the corner but all timings are the same. Apologies if anyone is inconvenienced we only found out at 2pm today thursday 13th .
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Camp and Furnace Saturday 15th July 10pm-4am entry £5
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link below to all Brazilica events in our online brochure