A new bar and creative community hub has opened in the Georgian Quarter. Liverpool Arts Bar has taken over the ground floor of Liverpool’s Masonic Building, 22 Hope Street and it aims to become the go-to for aspiring and established local creatives.
Liverpool Arts Society is behind the new bar, located opposite the Everyman Theatre. Co-Director Alex Medlicot said: “The venue has been opened out of a dream to give creatives a space to showcase their work and meet like-minded people, with whom they can share ideas and develop new projects.
With community at its heart, Liverpool Arts Bar is a multi-functional space. The stylish, comfortable bar is also a gallery space for artists selling their original work. The playlists are compiled from local, up and coming artists tracks, while the performance space will provide a physical platform for singers/songwriters and bands to perform live.
The venue also boasts a library space which can be booked for meetings, creative writing sessions and more. Who can help but be inspired surrounded by shelf after shelf of play and film scripts?
The Liverpool Arts Bar also has a studio to hire at a subsidised rate, perfect for band/theatre rehearsals. The weekly events schedule is beginning to take shape. Open mic nights take centre stage ensuring everyone has the chance to perform. Monday Night Quiz night, turntable take overs, poetry, comedy, theatre, music and art combine – carrying on the bohemian, artistic legacy of Hope Street from years gone by.
Alex continued: “With a background in events, we have opened this space in an effort to bring to life more, new and innovative events and welcome the idea of working with new companies who are looking to get their foot on the ladder.
“We want to create a space where you can not only meet new friends or make new relationships, we want to create an environment in which you can find work. If you’ve got an idea for a creative event, please do get in touch or come down for a chat.”
For a city that puts a lot of weight on ‘it’s not what you know, it’s who you know’, Liverpool Arts Bar will provide the perfect setting for even more creative conversation and quality connections. Offering a space where collaboration and communication is key.
To help get things started, Alex and the team have invested in ensuring the food and drink offering is as inviting as the weekly events line up. Expect a fully stocked, competitively priced bar with lager, ale and bitter on draught, all the spirits and a brand new cocktail list coming soon. Food is another local collaboration. Pies from The Gluten Free Pie Company
Since opening its doors at the beginning of the summer, Liverpool Arts Bar has already played host to loads of local talent including Lucas Tumilty, Naomi Campbell, Eliza Hall and more, the perfect venue to discover your new favourite artist.
The bar is open to anyone with a desire to create or be surrounded by art, in all its many forms. Networking minus the suits and name tags. Kick back, listen, talk, sing, jam, learn, show off, collaborate.
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