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Liverpool 2018: Packed programme to focus on future world of work

A cultural and social programme will examine what the future world of work holds as part of Liverpool’s 2018 celebrations.

The two-month line-up will see “some of the biggest and best thinkers” visit the city to tackle the idea that in 20 years’ time half the jobs in the region may no longer exist.

Arts centre FACT will lead on a series of artistic commissions linked to the big question – working with a range of employers to create what are being called a ‘series of provocations’.

Meanwhile, a strand of work every day at June’s 2018 International Business Festival will focus on the same theme.

In addition, Kazimier Productions will explore what changes in work will mean for the way we spend our spare time in a new project called Leisureland.

Finally, RE:WIRE will see FACT and Leeds-based band Invisible Flock work with local communities to take over Toxteth Reservoir and explore the relationship between technology and the changing climate.

During this programme of events, the UNI Global Union will bring its fifth World Congress, and thousands of delegates, to ACC Liverpool.

‘The Future World of Work’ is jone of four ‘seasons’ planned as part of the Liverpool 2018 celebrations – a schedule of more than 40 events and festivals which will take place a decade on from Liverpool’s year as the European Capital of Culture.

Although inspired by the success of 2008, Liverpool City Council says the programme is focused on the “renaissance which has transformed the region over the past decade and looks to position culture and creativity at the heart of all aspects of the city”.

The Future World of Work will take place during May, June and July 2018.