21 May 2021 5pm – Late

Exhibition: Arrival City



NB: This event is from our 2020 calendar.

88 Wood Street
L1 4DQ

0151 707 7000

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Explore our pop-up exhibition Arrival City, which presents a portrait of Liverpool, and more specifically Toxteth, as a city of immigration. Come and learn more about the project, and share your own stories and experiences to become part of this collaborative archive.


Liverpool’s historic status as an important port city makes it one of the most unique ‘arrival cities’ in the UK, with many layers of history still making up the identities of people who have lived here for generations. This past has influenced the architectural character of the city – we walk through streets named after celebrated anti-abolitionists and past grand buildings paid for by slave-traders. One of the questions Arrival City asks is: how does the past affect the people’s way of life in Liverpool?