Summer Guide

#Liverpool2018 Summer Guide with Mayoral 100 Club

The ten year celebrations of becoming European’s Capital of Culture in 2008 are in full swing! Liverpool is marking the milestone with a programme of exciting, inspirational and thought-provoking projects which will shine an international spotlight onto the incredible hub this city has become. #Liverpool2018 focuses on the renaissance which has transformed the region over the past decade, and looks to position culture and creativity at the heart of all aspects of the city.

Your Mayoral 100 Club Membership provides you with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and VIP benefits across this cultural calendar. See below a brief overview of summer events. Official invites are to be sent to you – please email [email protected] to confirm your place(s).


12 July

Art of Football: Soccerama Symposium VIP Reception


As part of our programme Art of Football, in partnership with Bido Lito!, join us to explore some of the fundamental questions facing football today; How healthy and sustainable is football’s new found wealth? What is its long term impact on the game? Has the sport become divorced from its original social fabric? What role can fans play in shaping the game’s future? What can we learn from history when exploring the manner in which states look to utilise football as a tool of nationalism?

Capital, Class, Fan Power & Nation Building 

Football has changed almost unrecognisably in recent times with unimaginable riches concentrated within the upper echelons of the sport. The impact of this on the relationship between clubs and their traditional, working class supporter base has been huge. English football has been exposed to forces of global capital in a unique way and, at the same time, states around the world seek to utilise the sport both at home and abroad as a vital platform through which to shape their own national personas.

Host: David Goldblatt (The Ball Is Round, The Game of Our Lives, The Guardian)
Speakers: Mark Palios (Chairman TRFC, Former FA CEO)
Simon Hughes (The Independent)
Giles Rof (Filmmaker)
Cathy Long (Author, formerly EPL Head of Supporter Services)
Peter Hooton (The Farm, Spirit Of Shankly)


13 July

China Dream: This is Shanghai, VIP Exhibition Preview


Shanghai artists takeover Liverpool’s waterfront. This is Shanghai will bring together the work of some of China’s best new and established artists as well as a creative link between two cities which are often compared due to their recognisable waterfronts and their shared architectural and emotional characteristics. This dynamic collection encourages artistic reflections on the urban evolution and transformation in the context of globalisation, explores Chinese contemporary arts and culture and extends, translates, and reimagines Shanghai’s everyday reality in the city of Liverpool.

For more information on China Dream: This is Shanghai, visit here.


21-22 July

Liverpool International Music Festival: VIP Tickets


Get ready for LIMF as it heads back to the magnificent Sefton Park for another weekend of unforgettable music. On the 21-22 July, the stage will be set once again to showcase a diverse set of global household names alongside a plethora of emerging new talent that we have become renowned for. Over 70 artists including Haçienda Classiçal, Basement Jaxx (DJ Set), Wiley, Example & DJ Wire, Jax Jones, Stefflon Don, Aurora, Young Fathers, Rae Morris, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Trevor Nelson, Gilles Peterson plus many more will perform live as part of this year’s unmissable line-up.

Over the two days, we’ll play homage to our city’s ever-evolving relationship with music and its creative cultural diversity to bring a little something for everyone. With up to 18 hours of live music from Pop to Urban to House across three stages, as well as fun activities for the family, we’ve got it all covered.


28 July

Clipper Race End: VIP Reception


The Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race will be reaching a thrilling climax as the fleet sprints up the River Mersey in a spectacular first-time crowd-facing finale which will conclude outside the historic Royal Albert Dock. After racing some 40,000 nautical miles around the globe, the exhilarating power sprint finish will offer up to three bonus race points which will be added to the teams’ overall points tally. The sprint could determine the overall Clipper 2017-18 Race finish positions for the coveted Clipper Race Cup.

The VIP Race End Reception will welcome the Mayoral 100 Club Members, Clipper partners and official delegations from the ports visited throughout the world to watch and celebrate the fleet’s return from their year-long journey.


2 August

St. Georges Hall: Fizz on the Floor (VIP Minton Tiled Floor Reveal)


Claire Dove, OBE invites our Mayoral 100 Club members to St George’s Hall for a rare privilege of being able to “walk” on the world renowned Minton Tiled Floor in the Great Hall of St George’s Hall. The Minton tiled Floor is amongst the world’s finest examples of an encaustic tiled floor. It was the largest Minton pavement in the world when reconstructed, comprising over 30,000 tiles.

This exclusive, private view is also a celebration of the launch of St. George’s Hall Charitable Trust Strategy, will which outline ambitions for the coming years.


3 August – 5 August

CBBC: Summer Social Festival Tickets

from 11:00

CBBC Summer Social is the BBC’s biggest ever kids’ event and is the only festival to give children and their families a jam packed line up of CBBC favourites alongside a raft of international music acts including Union J,  Johnny Orlando, Matt Terry and Mackenzie Ziegler. Taking place at Croxteth Hall in Liverpool over three days from 3- 5 August 2018, CBBC Summer Social is the biggest live event ever undertaken by CBBC. As well as fabulous musical stars, the unique line up will showcase the very best CBBC talent and the most popular shows on the channel including The Next Step, The Worst Witch, Deadly 60, Saturday Mash-Up!, Got What It Takes and the Pets Factor. There will also be appearances from CBBC royalty including Hacker T Dog, Sam and Mark, Naomi Wilkinson, Ben Shires and many more.


31 July – 3 August and 9 – 12 August

Lost Castles: Community and Staff Engagement Opportunity

Various Times

Get involved in helping to build Liverpool’s lost castle and work with renowned French artist Olivier Grossetete! This is a perfect opportunity for Mayoral 100 Club Members to hold staff engagement activities throughout the city region.

What is it all about?

We need you! Whether you are an individual or are part of a group, we are looking for a large team of enthusiastic individuals to get involved with our Lost Castles project.

From the 31st July to 3 August 2018, we will be holding workshops for people to come along and be part of an incredible team to re-construct Liverpool Castle, which once stood on Castle St in the city centre.

The workshops will take place in Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool. There will be two workshops per day and timings for this will be confirmed once you have registered your initial interest. The cardboard will then be transported to the final construction site, Williamson Square, on the 9th August where the team will then erect the castle over the course of the day.

The construction will be made purely of cardboard boxes and tape and you do not need to have any specific skills to be part of this exciting project – just enthusiasm and a passion to be part of a great team!

The project is all about participation and is not possible without the support from the local community. You will be working with a wide variety of people from across the city under the direction of Olivier’s artistic team and will collectively create this impressive structure which will stand in Williamson Square until Sunday 12th August.

All of the team, along with the passing public, are then invited to trample on and demolish the incredible structure on Sunday 12th August, with the cardboard then being taken away for appropriate recycling.

This project is extremely flexible – you do not need to be available for all workshops sessions but can just attend sessions as and when you are available during the dates.

How do I register my interest?

If you would like to get involved with this incredible project and once in a lifetime opportunity to work with Olivier’s artistic team, then please email [email protected] with the following details:

  • Name:
  • Group or Individual:
  • If group; name of group, and number of people?
  • Age(s):
  • Availability/Preferred dates:


TUESDAY 31 JULY – Morning / Afternoon / Evening

WEDNESDAY 1 AUGUST – Morning / Afternoon / Evening

THURSDAY 2 AUGUST – Morning / Afternoon / Evening

FRIDAY 3 AUGUST – Morning / Afternoon / Evening


THURSDAY 9 AUGUST – Morning / Afternoon / Evening


SUNDAY 12 AUGUST – Morning / Afternoon / Evening

The Fine Print
  • The minimum age to get involved with the project is age 8 – there is no maximum age!
  • All those participating under the age of 16 must attend with a responsible adult, or adult per group.
  • You do not need to be available for all workshop sessions or construction/demolition days, the project is extremely flexible so just let us know when you are free and we will be in touch to confirm what sessions we would like you to be part of.
  • The workshops will take place in Invisible Wind Factory, 3 Regent Rd, Liverpool L3 7DS – more details on location and amenities will be provided once you have registered your interest.
  • The construction and demolition will take place in Williamson Square, Liverpool City Centre.
  • Some light refreshments will be provided for all volunteers during the workshops and construction days.