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City of Radicals

City of Radicals

“Having done such an excellent job in redeveloping the Bluecoat’s website we had no hesitation in using Splinter Design to create a website for 2011 City of Radicals. They responded imaginatively to the brief and worked closely with the brand designer, Jon Barraclough, to create a website that had both visual impact whilst also achieving all the key functionality that was needed.”

Helen Dunnett, Director of Marketing & Communications, the Bluecoat

Splinter were commissioned by LARC Liverpool Arts Regeneration Consortium to create www.cityofradicals for The 2011: Liverpool, City of Radicals programme. Individuals, communities and organisations have been invited to join an open and free-form programme of exhibitions, readings, discussions, publications, debates, events, interactive online exchange and community-based activities designed to examine what – and who – is radical at the start of the 21st Century.

The year both commemorates the major events of 1911 that contributed to the City’s reputation for radicalism, including the opening of the Royal Liver Building, the Bluecoat’s groundbreaking Post-Impressionist exhibition and the Liverpool Transport Strike, and celebrate the radical, anarchic, ‘bolshy’ individuals who made their distinctively ‘scouse’ mark at that time and who have done so in the years between.