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Summer Social: Aurora & Arrival City

July 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Join us on Friday 6 July for a summer social and open-discussion about Aurora and Arrival City at Toxteth Town Hall.

These two projects are brought together through their shared interest in Toxteth’s history and invite local residents of all ages to come and participate in an open discussion. In response to a lineup of poets, rappers and musicians offering their viewpoint through their words and sounds, we would like to know what you think about Toxteth’s history, and together, celebrate your vision of the future.

Alongside the discussion, there will be an interactive mini maker-faire, playfully exploring the themes of Aurora ahead of the launch later this year.

Aurora is an epic, immersive experience that will take over the grand, iron-pillared interior of Toxteth Reservoir in September 2018. Up to 50 people will enter the space at any one time to experience a surprising and astonishing feast for the senses, with artists combining interactive technologies with water to evolve the artwork each day it is live.

Arrival City presents a portrait of Liverpool, and more specifically Toxteth, as a city of migration. The project will delve into Liverpool’s history as an important port city and bring  to the surface what makes it one of the most unique ‘arrival cities’ in the UK.

For more information about the projects, visit:

For questions and enquiries about the event, please contact FACT on 0151 707 4444 or email

Aurora is commissioned by FACT, in partnership with Liverpool City Council, Invisible Flock and Dingle 2000. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England; and British Council. Arrival City is supported by Goethe-Institut. The Summer Social is part of Festival 31.


July 6, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


0871 902 5737


88 Wood St
Liverpool, Merseyside L1 4DQ United Kingdom
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