|| The Merseyside
International Street Festival is a celebration of
global entertainment that defines Liverpool as a place
of diversity and imagination.
For three weeks in July the city’s streets, theatres,
parks and public spaces are awash with dancers, acrobats,
musicians, children’s performers, artists and stilt-walkers
from Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, the Middle East, the
Far East and South America.
And, as if to prove Liverpool’s rightful honour
as the European Capital of Culture 2008, the celebrations
are guaranteed to keep on getting bigger and better.
The annual carnival arts programme reaches many communities
and groups in Merseyside in order to bring revellers the
UK’s largest carnival costume section with over
Performances take place all over the Liverpool and the
surrounding areas, but the main festival venues are the Bluecoat Arts Centre, Lime Street Station, Queens Square, Williamson Square, Albert
Dock, Concert Square and St George's Plateau.
This festival also creates platforms for international
performance projects, local community tours and cultural
collaborations that bring people together in a celebration
of Liverpool’s unique multicultural, multi-faith