The second public conversation about the nature and use of public space in the Sky Arts Artichoke Salon Series.
Are large-scale public events nothing more than a waste of resources and a drain on the public purse? Or does creating a shared and special history by galvanizing a community far outweigh the disruption and cost?
In the wake of Liverpool ‘08 (European Capital of Culture) and as the 6th Liverpool Biennial explored the impact of art on a city, curator and writer Tim Marlow chaired a panel of provocative speakers who explored the impact of art on a city in this public conversation to consider the true legacy of the programme of events that transformed Liverpool.
In the mysterious underground kingdom of The Williamson Tunnels the debate examined the true impact that the programme of cultural events in Liverpool has had on the city and its inhabitants, asking whether a city can still produce events of the kind seen in Liverpool during 2008, particularly during these straitened times during a recession.
Lewis Biggs Artistic Director, Liverpool Biennial
Helen King Assistant Chief Constable, Merseyside Police
Helen Marriage Co-Director, Artichoke
The Right Reverend James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool
Tim Marlow (Chair), Curator and Broadcaster