Merseyside’s creative and commercial figureheads combine for an all-dayer in the Baltic Triangle fusing conferences with music. We’ll be helping out too.
Liverpool X is bringing an internationally-recognised collection of creative talents together for a 24-hour event in the city’s Baltic district.
A veritable bevy of music and intellectual talent will be gracing stages and conferences in the area to discuss the new-found artistic vibrancy of Liverpool and how it can be managed in the future.
The event, which runs from November 20 in a variety of spaces within the Baltic district, has been conceived and co-ordinated by Liverpool creative agency Archetype in collaboration with journalist and broadcaster Liam Fogarty, with backing from Liverpool Vision, Baltic Creative and the Plus Dane housing group.
The music programme will be announced later this week but those included to feature are electronic artists Glimpse (pictured) and Mark Radford.
Keynote speakers include leading political thinker Phillip Blond, renowned architect Will Alsop, New York-based editor of Vice magazine Andy Capper and design expert and commentator Stephen Bayley.
They will be joined by editor and author Paul Du Noyer – chronicler of Liverpool’s musical heritage – broadcaster Roger Hill, Liverpool Biennial Director Sally Tallant, retailer Lee Fleming and Sound City head Dave Pichilingi among many others for an exploration of the city’s economy, culture, radicalism and spirituality.
“We thought the time was right to ask some fundamental questions about where the city is heading and whether it still retains the capacity for radical thought and expression,” said Archetype Managing Director Jon Egan.
“We believe we have brought together contributors who will have something lasting and thought-provoking to say about the city.”
The event will run through the night as well as a performance programme curated by Josh Burke of leading Liverpool promoters Waxxx. There will also be contributions from Everisland, Getintothis and Behind the Wall of Sleep to an eclectic music programme.
Further reading on Getintothis:
Liverpool Sound City 2014 reveal football, music and style themes
Inner Visions: FACT, Liverpool
Blade Factory: Cutting edge sounds from Liverpool’s white room