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Flux Liverpool takes place across 17 wonderful locations across Liverpool.

Liverpool is a vibrant and modern city, which is perfect to visit all year round. With our world-class museums, galleries, theatres and attractions, famous music heritage and friendly welcomes, Liverpool is a memorable and unique place to visit.

A compact city, which is easily walkable and navigable you can hop on your bike, a bus, train or ferry to enjoy it. Read on for travel and accommodation info.

Call Traveline Merseyside on 0871 200 22 33 to find out how to get into Liverpool city centre by public transport. (Lines open 08.00 – 20.00 7 days-a-week. Calls cost 10p per minute from BT landlines, charges from other providers or mobiles may vary).

Visit www.merseyrail.org or www.northernrail.org for a full range of affordable tickets and train times, plus free car and cycle parking.

It’s quick and easy to get between venues by bike, so you’ll be able to pack more into your stay. Why not try Liverpool’s new City Bike cycle hire scheme. See citybikeliverpool.co.uk

For accommodation enquiries see www.visitliverpool.com/accommodation or call 0151 237 3895. You can compare hotel rates at Trivago www.trivago.co.uk/liverpool

For more detailed visitor information visit www.visitliverpool.com/travel or call 0151 233 2008.

Further Afield

Liverpool Lime Street is the main train station situated in the city centre. (Virgin Trains a direct high-speed service from London Euston in a little over two hours).

All major coach services serve Liverpool and Merseytravel connects you to local and regional bus services. For more info call 0871 200 22 33 (8am – 8pm daily).

Liverpool is easily reached by road and is situated at the end of the M62. By car the city is approximately 50 minutes from Manchester, 1hr 25 minutes from Leeds, 1hr 50 minutes from Sheffield and Birmingham and 3hr from Cardiff.

Liverpool John Lennon Airport is 9 miles from Liverpool city centre. Take the 500 Arriva bus which runs every 30mins into Liverpool One Bus Station.

Make use of Liverpool’s many Hackney taxis, which you can flag down on street or pre-book with Mersey Cabs (0151 238 1234) or Alpha Cars (0151 722 8888).

Services between Liverpool (Birkenhead) and Belfast and Dublin are operated by Stena Line Irish Sea Ferries, and between Liverpool and Douglas by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company.


About Flux Liverpool

Flux Liverpool is a pioneering arts festival
engineered by young people, created for everyone.

>> Planning for the future of Flux Liverpool is underway. Please watch this space or email info@culture.org.uk with any enquiries. <<

Set within Liverpool’s world-class arts & culture offer, from 17 July – 2 August 2014 audiences were invited to discover a range of multi-arts performances and events online and across the city. From literary events, film and music to gaming and visual arts, there was something for all ages.

Not your usual festival, Flux provided a series of workshops and development programmes beyond the festival dates to nurture creativity and entrepreneurialism in young people. A partnership project with over 30 arts organisations, Flux aims to place young people at the heart of the arts in the city region, acting as a catalyst to increase opportunities and reflect the aspirations of young people aged 14-25 years.

Download the Flux Liverpool 2014 Guide

Flux Liverpool Guide PDF



2014 sees the very beginning of Flux Liverpool, not just a programme of events and activities but also a movement – a change in the tide for the arts sector in Liverpool. Join us for this our inaugural festival which is intended to be the first in a series of biennial international youth arts and cultural festivals in the Liverpool City Region.

A partnership project with young people aged 14-25 years,
Flux Liverpool is funded byArts Council England and NML, LARC, Curious Minds and IdeasTap. It is supported by COoL, Liverpool ONE, Bearheart, Open Culture and somewhereto_.

See more on our Partners page.

The Flux Ambassadors are a group of emerging artists, producers and marketers aged between 16 and 25. This inspiring cohort work behind the scenes at Flux Liverpool to coordinate the festival. You can read more on their blog.


Get Involved

Do you want to be a part of Liverpool’s newest young
creative’s festival, Flux Liverpool?

Not your usual festival, Flux Liverpool is the opportunity young creative’s across Merseyside have been waiting for, culminating in a 17-day celebration from 17 July to 2 August 2014.

Venues across the city will host Flux Liverpool events, performances, workshops, projects, and exhibitions providing the means for Liverpool’s youth to showcase their talents, and develop future business opportunities long after the festival
has finished.

Open Culture seek enthusiastic volunteers with a passion for Liverpool’s vibrant arts and cultural scene to help deliver Flux Liverpool. This is a unique opportunity to be part of one of the something really exciting, and to gain valuable experience
in the arts.

If you would like to be a Flux Liverpool volunteer, please email flux@culture.org.uk by Midnight Wednesday 9 July providing a short paragraph about yourself, your CV if you have one and why you would like to take part. Please also provide your mobile phone number in the email.

We will email all applicants to let you know if you have a place on the Flux Liverpool team!

Thank you.

Your role will be to:

-      Attend the Flux Liverpool volunteers briefing
-      Welcome visitors and be ambassadors for Flux Liverpool
-      Provide information and directions to Flux Liverpool visitors
-      Support the delivery of some of the Flux Liverpool events

You will be the right person for this opportunity if you are:

-      Enthusiastic about arts and culture
-      Confident and cheerful, and enjoy talking to new people
-      Keen to learn about delivering arts events
-      Available for Flux Liverpool volunteers briefing dates
-      Available selected dates during 17 July to 2 August 2014
-      Interested in broadening your CV




If you are a journalist or a researcher with an enquiry,
please contact Charlotte or Christina at Open Culture via
0151 478 4550 or info@culture.org.uk

Office hours are between 9am and 5pm.

For general information about Flux Liverpool please see the About page or view the press releases which are downloadable on the right side of this page. For press quality photographs please be in touch on the details above.

Hashtag       #fluxliverpool
Twitter         @FluxLiverpool / www.twitter.com/FLUXLiverpool
Facebook      www.facebook.com/FLUXLiverpool
Instagram    www.instagram.com/flux_liverpool
IdeasTap      www.ideastap.com/Partners/flux-liverpool
WordPress   www.fluxambassadorsonline.wordpress.com
Youtube        www.youtube.com/channel



Thank You

Flux Liverpool has been devised and commissioned by LARC (Liverpool Arts Regeneration Consortium) and programmed in collaboration with National Museums Liverpool, COoL (Creative Organisations of Liverpool) and a multitude of creatives from across the Liverpool City Region.

Flux Liverpool would not be possible without the enormous contributions of each partner organisation who have helped
to make Flux Liverpool as ambitious as it is.