10th June 2024

Get Bejeweled in Time For Taylor Swift’s Arrival to the City at Metquarter

Are You Ready For It Liverpool…? Taylor Swift’s arrival to the city is getting closer as all those months of waiting slip away like a moment in time, the pop sensation is set to arrive in the UK for the European leg of her international tour to perform at Anfield on 13, 14 and 15 June. Metquarter has got fans covered with a host of photo moments, shopping and workshops available between 8 – 16 June to make sure Swifties never go out of style!


A series of ticketed craft workshops organised and run by Make CIC– called Liverpool Loves Taylor (Craft Version) – will take place at Metquarter, where fans can get creative with multiple Taylor themed activities including workshops such as origami which will eventually form part of one of the installations, a t-shirt design session called Swift-tee Rework where fans will be able to paint, draw and channel their inner creative mastermind by transforming t-shirts in to Taylor themed designs, an upcycling denim event, where fans can customise their denim piece inspired by their favourite era, a Swiftastic collage making session where fans can fuse the art of collage with their favourite chart-topping artist to make hand held fans and concert posters, and a cupcake and edible friendship bracelet cookie decorating session with Taylor’s tunes playing throughout.

Due to the popular demand of the sessions, a Friendship bracelet making session has also been added to the roster of workshops taking place at Metquarter – just in time for fans to craft their friendship bracelets ready to swap at the first night of her show on Thursday 13 June.

Workshop dates and ticket details can be found on Make CIC’s Eventbrite page. Please note, booking is essential.

Metquarter will also welcome  two installations as part of the ‘Taylor Town Trail’ representing the different album era’s. Forming part of a trail featuring 11 installations, Swifties can follow the dedicated map to explore the pieces across the city from 8 – 16 June. Liverpool City Council’s Culture Liverpool team has partnered up with creative social enterprise Make CIC and a whole host of artists and makers from across the Liverpool City Region to curate the installations.

The ‘SPEAK NOW’ era will be represented with artwork designed by Mulberry Workshop and Quirky Design Co. which will sit on the upper level outside GPO food market. The piece uses the iconic lilac that defines the era, giving fans the chance to get their picture taken as if they are living the popstar life. The second installation is inspired by the ‘RED’ era, created by Anna Mulhearn and Mulberry Workshop. The artwork features Giant red lips (not an easter egg*) as the backdrop for the Taylor-themed red room – both pieces of artwork are available to visit from 9:30am-6pm.

While fans visit the centre, Fairytale Endings is the perfect place to shop all things ‘Era’s’ with a vast array of dresses ideal for fans to get a dress to match any era they choose! The window will be decked out with era’s tour certified dresses – think sparkle, glitz and most of all style! Fans that are attending the shows will be able to receive 5% off any dress purchased, simply by showing their ticket.

Urban Calm will also run its Mini Madams sessions, perfect for young fans of Taylor to get involved in the excitement! The Taylor themed sessions will take place in Metquarter on Sunday 9 June and Sunday 16 June from 10AM-4PM. Within these sessions young fans will be able to get their ‘Era’s on’ with red musical manicures, ‘Trouble Trouble Trouble’ tattoos, facial gems, enchanted butterfly hairstyling, ‘Taste of country’ hat craft and ‘I can see you’ sunglass crafting, with prices starting at £2.50 to £10!

Alternatively young fans can join in on the excitement with the ‘Era’s Experience’ taking place on the 13th,14th and 15th June between 6:30PM-8:00PM. The experience will take place on the upper level of Metquarter and within GPO and will offer workshops & Silent Discos and include activities such as ‘Bejewelled face gems’, ‘Blank Space canvas painting’ and a ‘Shake it off silent disco’.

Other tenants within the centre including GPO food market, who will be offering a numerous array of themed drinks as well as Say It With and Metquarter Flowers who will also be embracing Taylor’s arrival with themed activity over the next week.