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Three festivities for Liverpool students in 2018

Liverpool remains one of the most culturally exciting and dynamic cities in the UK, with a host of sights to see and events to attend around the year for students and locals alike. Here we run through five of the top options for those in the “Centre of the Creative Universe” in 2018.

China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors

An army of life-sized terracotta warriors were left hidden underground, secretly guarding the tomb of China’s First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, for over two millennia before a chance discovery in 1974.

Regarded as one of the world’s most important archaeological finds of the last century, the exhibition has toured the world, and is now on show at Liverpool’s World Museum. On display are some of the terracotta warriors alongside a number of other artefacts from the last thousand years of Chinese history, including items from the Imperial Mausoleum and selected tombs that have never been shown in the UK before.

The exhibition is running from 9 February until 28 October at Liverpool’s World Museum

The Grand National Festival

The Grand National is one of the world’s premier sporting occasions, watched by an estimated 600 million people around the world. Forty horses and jockeys will come out of the gates and soar over the obstacles like Becher’s Brook and The Chair, while thousands of punters watch on, willing their horse to win after putting a wager down for some Grand National betting

The Grand National takes places on the 12 to 14 April just outside Liverpool, at Aintree

Liverpool Sound City

Liverpool Sound City is the largest international music, film, and digital festival in the UK. It brings swathes of up-and-coming new bands and performers to the city, and coincides with a fantastic series of conferences about everything to do with the creative industries. It can be a great place to network and find contacts if you are looking to get into the music or film industries, and right there on your doorstep.

Liverpool Sound City takes places on the 5 to 6 May at locations across the city

Photograph by Les Haines

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