The Williamson Tunnels, Liverpool


  • Tim Marlow (Chair)

    Curator and Broadcaster

  • Lewis Biggs

    Artistic Director, Liverpool Biennial

  • Helen King

    Helen King

  • Helen Marriage

    Co-Director, Artichoke

  • The Right Reverend James Jones

    Bishop of Liverpool

show all

The second conversation in the Sky Arts Artichoke Salon Series. 

Are large-scale outdoor events nothing more than a waste of resources and a drain on the public purse? Or does creating a shared history by galvanizing a community far outweigh the disruption and cost?

In the wake of Liverpool ’08 (European Capital of Culture) and the sixth Liverpool Biennial, City Limits explored the impact of art on a city. It looked at the legacy left behind by a programme including La Machine that transformed the city and examined the effect cultural events can leave on the city and its residents.

Hosted in partnership with Sky Arts, TATE, Liverpool Biennial, Arts Council England