• Andy Barr

    LCC Traffic Management

  • John Cassy

    Sky Arts

  • François Delarozière

    La Machine

  • Michael Eakin

    Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

  • Dr Beatriz Garcia

    Impacts 08

  • Fiona Gasper

    Liverpool Culture Company

  • Bill Gee

    Independent Producer

  • Stella Hall

    Newcastle Gateshead Initiative

  • John Holden

    Demos Associate

  • Alan Jacobi

    Unusual Services

  • Maureen Jordan

    Freelance arts consultant

  • Catherine Langabeer

    Julie’s Bicycle

  • Bill Morris


  • Bob Prattey

    ACC Liverpool

  • Phil Redmond

    Liverpool Capital of Culture Company

  • Mark Thomas

    Liverpool Daily Post

  • John Wyver


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La Machine was hailed as one of the highlights of Liverpool’s 2008 European Capital of Culture celebrations, uniting thousands of people as they watched the spider journey through the city.

For the Along Came a Spider conference, Artichoke brought back together some of the key people who made the project possible. Together they examined how the event came to life and the process of reimagining a city both creatively and practically. The discussion explored the development of outdoor arts, and how the sector could be better supported to enable more events of this scale.