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08 June 2016

A waterfront encounter between business and alternative thinking

Between Saturday 11 June and Sunday 3 July 2016 Liverpool’s waterfront will be lined with beach huts that celebrate British culture, new technology and art as part of the International Festival for Business 2016.

Curated by arts organisation Metal, the Beach Huts project will animate the International Festival of Business site across a three week period.

Artists, makers, poets, performers and creative entrepreneurs will occupy the beach huts creating temporary stations for live music, workshops, performances and conversations throughout the festival. There will be a trail of 20 unique huts starting at Exhibition Centre Liverpool, through the Albert Dock and onto the main thoroughfare of the Strand (strand being the old English word for beach).

The project aims to attract International Festival for Business delegates and the general public to find out what Liverpool and the North’s creative industries has to offer. Each cluster of Beach Huts will contain a selection of new commissions showcasing the work of creative organisations from the Northern Powerhouse cities of Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and Hull.

Open Monday - Friday 12pm- 7pm and Saturday-Sunday 10am-4pm

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