Liverpool Capital Of Culture 2008

Welcome to the archive website for Liverpool, European Capital of Culture 2008.

2008 was historic year for Liverpool, from the star-studded opening ceremony outside St George's Hall to the invasion of a giant spider and the closing 'transition' event at the Pier Head in January 09 - not to mention everything in between!

This is being developed. Please continue to visit to check its progress. We hope that it will be a useful site for people who want to look back on the year. We also intend to make more material available on the organisation, planning and delivery of the Liverpool 2008 to help researchers and also people involved with other major cultural projects and events.

Thank you for your support during 2008, which we hope will continue into the future.

Culture Liverpool is the new team charged with developing the Cultural programme for the City post 2008. For details about the Liverpool 2009 cultural programme see the press release here

For news on events taking place in Liverpool and the surrounding city region visit

For news on Liverpool's Year of the Environment 2009 and events taking place as part of the celebrations visit

For updates from the Impacts 08 European Capital of Culture Research Programme visit

Other Links

  • Year Of The Environment

    The theme of Year of the Environment is Our city. Our planet.Year Of The Environment

  • Online Survey

    Have you been to a Capital of Culture event? We would like to get your feedback. Our online survey will only take a couple of minutes and will help us develop future events.