News from LAN

Colette and Josie have been in touch with Islington Mill and Paradise Works in Manchester to start discussions about a LAN meeting that would happen in Manchester, for artists and arts organisations from Manchester and Liverpool to attend to build links and make connections.  We want to know if LAN members would come to a meeting in Manchester and if they would prefer the meeting to be on an evening or a weekend.

More people in the meeting seemed to prefer a weekday evening meeting and it was suggested that the meeting could coincide with a visit to a gallery to see an exhibition

We would like to have another meeting where members do presentations, similar to the ‘Pecha Kucha’ meeting at the Bluecoat, as the response was very good.  We are looking for a venue that would accommodate this meeting (with projector facilities) and if anyone has any ideas please let us know.


Patrick from Art in Liverpool

Patrick spoke about the new Art in Liverpool Newspaper which has been funded by advertising.  It will be a monthly newspaper.  Art in Liverpool is keen to engage with the public living in the boroughs outside of the Liverpool City region to encourage more people form these area to visit art exhibitions and take an interest  in artistic activity.  People living in these areas are currently less likely to visit an art exhibition than people living in the Liverpool City region and so lots of magazines are available in the boroughs outside of the City Region.  If any arts organisations are interested in advertising, a quarter page in the newspaper is £75.


Art in Liverpool is leading the fringe festival that will run alongside Liverpool Biennial this year.  There will be an announcement soon about funding which will be available for artistic activity happening in the boroughs in Merseyside that are outside of the Liverpool City region.  Art in Liverpool wants to help artists to put on a vibrant Biennial fringe festival and will help with anything they can, for instance connecting artists with each other or recommending exhibition spaces and giving other advice.


Rob and Tony from Road Studios

Road is looking for proposals from artists to exhibit in their gallery during the Biennial.  The application form is available to download from the website Deadline is 26th April.


John Hyatt – JMU

John has been working on a project to recognise the anniversary of the May 1968 protests which began in Paris.  There will be events happening between 10th and 13th May in the Fabric District.  If anyone has any work that relates to the 168 or is interested in doing a talk or getting involved in any way then please get in touch.


Barry Webb – Project Nepomuk

Barry has been working on Project Nepomuk, a cross cultural project that will include a concert performance of Nepumuk the Opera on 29th and 30th June in Old Christ Church, Waterloo, as part of a mini Bohemian Summer Festival. For more information see

There will be an associated art exhibition, with a chance to sell your art at the intervals of the concerts on the 29th and 30th, and during the day of the 30th.  There will be a larger Fair with contemporary art, books, and vintage art for sale on Sunday 1st July.  If anyone is interested in exhibiting and taking a stall, please get in touch

There will be a Launch event – a Bohemian Evening of Entertainment with Czech Beer at 19.30pm on March 24th at Casa Bar on Hope Street.  Everyone is invited.  Entrance fee £2 on the door.


Lisa Langen exhibition

Lisa spoke about her exhibition at The Atkinson,  Landing Gallery in Southport.  The exhibition runs until 2nd April