Get ready for the weekend in Liverpool

Liverpool Biennial, RRS Sir David Attenborough ‘splashdown’ and more

ARTS | Liverpool Biennial opens to the public

The UK’s largest festival of contemporary visual art returns to Liverpool on Saturday (14 July) marking its 20th anniversary year and follows the theme ‘Beautiful world, where are you?’.

More than 40 artists from 22 countries are represented in a city-wide programme of exhibitions and public artworks, talks, performances, films and family events which run until 28 October.

EVENT | See RSS Sir David Attenborough hull launch

Witness a major milestone in the build of the UK’s state-of-the-art polar research ship, which is being constructed by Cammell Laird in Wirral.

From viewing vantage points at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool and Otterspool Promenade, see the vessel’s 129-metre long, 10,000-tonne hull launch into the River Mersey for the first time with ‘splashdown’ due to take place at 12.20pm on Saturday (14 July).

EVENT | Brazilica parade to travel through the city

A colourful carnival parade will set off from Abercromby Square at 8pm on Saturday night (14 July), venturing into the city centre.

Join the spectacular celebration as it travels down Oxford Street, Hope Street, Hardman Street, Bold Street and Church Street before finishing at Williamson Square.

FESTIVAL | Free waterfront celebration of style

Expect vintage threads and classic cars to independent makers, DJs and street food as the two-day Fine Tuned festival returns.

Now in its fourth year, the 14-15 July event will pay homage to iconic looks from bygone eras and showcase future trends with fun from 10am to 6pm each day.