Imagine Bamboo is Everywhere in Liverpool City Region

Come along to Imagine Bamboo is Everywhere this August – family-friendly outdoor events with giant bamboo structures, playful performances, music, circus workshops and crafting.

Marvel at large-scale artworks made by local artists, with bamboo harvested locally from Ness Botanic Gardens. 

Enjoy music from the Imagine Bamboo Orchestra, led by Pagoda Arts with young musicians from across the region. Look out for promenade physical theatre performances, run away with the bamboo circus, then have a go at making your own creation in our bamboo crafting zone. 

Free entry!

Find us across Liverpool throughout August:

Sat 5 August
Newton Town Show, Mesnes Park, Newton le Willows

With special guest appearance from No Fit State Circus!

Sun 6 August
Knowsley Flower Show, Court Hey Park, Huyton

Free for all pedestrians & cyclists, £5 all-day parking on-site for cars

Sat 12 August
EcoFest, Victoria Park, Widnes, Halton


Sat 19 August
Wirral Country Park, Thurstaston, Wirral

Sun 20 August
Great George Square, Chinatown, Liverpool


Sat 26 August
Kings Gardens, Southport, Sefton


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Why are we interested in bamboo? 

Bamboo is widely held to be one of the most important sustainable materials in the world. It has uses in design, construction, green innovation, farming and carbon capture.

Local residents, young climate leaders and artists from across Liverpool City Region are coming together with engineers from Atelier One and bamboo specialists from four continents to explore bamboo as a sustainable material for the future.

We are using locally grown borinda bamboo, originally from mountainous Tibet, brought to the UK by a botanist working for University of Liverpool and grown at Ness Botanic Gardens, who have kindly allowed us to explore what we can design, make, build as we Imagine Bamboo is Everywhere in Liverpool City Region.