Art lovers flock to Liverpool as Biennial returns

Thousands of art lovers from around the world have flocked to Liverpool for the start of the city's Biennial.

Artists showcase Liverpool's creativity

The city is showcasing art Credit: Liverpool Biennial

Thousands of art lovers from around the world have flocked to Liverpool for the start of the city's Biennial.

The festival, which happens every two years, showcases art at venues across the city. This is the eighth time it has taken place.

This year's theme is "A Needle Walks into a Haystack."

This Biennial will focus on "objects" in "our habitats" Credit: Liverpool Biennial

Organisers say that this Biennial will focus on "our habits, our habitats, and the objects, images, relationships and activities that constitute our immediate surroundings."

You can find out more about the Liverpool Biennial here.

Film composer's tribute to Hillsborough victims

Nyman's creation is performed at the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral tonight Credit: PA

Celebrated British composer Michael Nyman has composed a Hillsborough memorial symphony.

The hour-long Symphony No 11: Memorial is based on music that Nyman was recording on the afternoon of the Hillsborough tragedy 25 years ago.

It will be performed by the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in the city's Anglican Cathedral tonight.

Nyman said he hopes the work will make "a small but significant contribution to the healing process still necessary for the families of the lost fans.

Nyman composed the score for the film 'The Piano' starring Holly Hunter and Harvey Keitel.

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