Liverpool to welcome Taylor Swift with unique art installations

Taylor Swift may be adding a Liverpool era to her worldwide tour as new images show the preparation going into her big Scouse welcome.

The megastar is playing three sold-out shows at Anfield from June 13-15 and to greet the platinum-selling artist, Culture Liverpool and Make CIC have come together to create a series of installations reflecting her albums over the years.

This forms part of a wider project which will include a series of workshops, information stands and even a free Tay Day.

An impressive Liverpool Loves Taylor banner has also been installed on the façade of St George’s Hall as an additional welcome to fans.

The artworks include a moss-covered grand piano to represent the evermore era; a ‘red room’ to represent the Red era; giant hearts representing the Lover era and a mural inspired by the number 13 and the Fearless era.

A series of ticketed craft workshops – called Liverpool Loves Taylor (Craft Version) – will also be held at the Metquarter, where creative origami will eventually form part of one of the installations, transform t-shirts in a session called Swif-tee Transformation, upcycle denim, make collages and decorate cupcakes – all inspired by Taylor Swift.

Fans without tickets are advised not to head to the stadium or the surrounding areas and there is strictly no camping permitted at the stadium or in the immediate vicinity, including local parks.

Messaging for fans with tickets travelling to and from Anfield is available on the Liverpool Football Club website. Updates will be shared on social media in the lead up to the concerts and on each concert day.

Kirsten Little, Make CIC co-founder, added, “We’re thrilled to announce our partnership with Culture Liverpool for the Liverpool Loves Taylor project. This collaboration, which involves working closely with 12 talented local makers, is a testament to the vibrant artistic talent thriving within our city.

“By showcasing the work of these artists through engaging installations, we’re not only making art more accessible, but also actively contributing to the local economy, and highlighting Liverpool as a hub of creativity and innovation.

“This inclusive and accessible experience invites fans and visitors alike to immerse themselves in the energy of Liverpool’s art scene, uniting Taylor Swift Fans, locals, and visitors to the city.”

All images credit: David Humphreys

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