Africa Oye and Positive Vibration amongst local organisations to get funding boost from Liverpool city council

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Positive Vibration (photo credit: Brian Sayle)

Positive Vibration

Thirteen organisations will get cash as part of the city’s 2018 culture anniversary celebrations, Getintothis’ Cath Bore reveals the lucky recipients.

Liverpool city council has awarded more than £180,000 to cultural businesses to enable them to stage events with ambitious line-ups.

Africa Oyé and Positive Vibration which both take place over the next fortnight, are joined by Liverpool Arab Arts Festival, Brazilica, Liverpool Biennial 2018, International Weekend of Wellbeing, Liverpool Mental Health Festival 2018, NDIKA.

Also receiving funding are Liverpool Irish Festival, LEAP Dance Festival 2018, DaDaFest International, Food for Real Festival: Winter Solstice and Writing on the Wall in receiving money.

Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for culture, tourism and events, Councillor Wendy Simon, said: “This city has an extraordinary cultural scene and our grassroots culture organisations do incredible work in ensuring we have an enviable annual events calendar.  

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“When we were planning our European Capital of Culture tenth anniversary celebrations, we were not only committed to attracting new events to the city this year, but we also wanted to shine a light on the creativity which takes place here on a regular basis. 

The extra funding has allowed these local businesses to build on what are already established and popular festivals and activities, helping them to raise the bar and hopefully attract more awareness and even bigger audiences. 

Each of the 13 organisations have amazing, diverse programmes which are thought-provoking, entertaining and boundary pushing – things Liverpool are renowned for.  I wish all of them luck with their events and I look forward to being part of as many of them as possible.”

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