Design: Sam Wiehl

In June 2019, Bido Lito! will publish the 100th edition of our magazine. The temptation at such a landmark is to look back – through the fug of nostalgia – at what has been achieved over a century of editions.

This is not what we will be doing.

Today, our city’s creative community faces a unique set of challenges. To mark the occasion of reaching 100 editions we will be taking the opportunity to look forward, asking the following question; ‘What will Liverpool’s new music and creative culture look like in 2028, in another 100 editions time?’

As a community what do we foresee; a dystopian, culture-less nightmare or a utopian, technicolour dream? What will be the key issues and challenges, opportunities and changes we’ll be grappling with in 2028? Through a series of projects, bido100! will explore our fast-paced and unpredictable, tech-laced future and look to learn what we can do differently today to help shape a better creative tomorrow.

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From LightNight on 17th May through the 100th issue landing on the streets of Merseyside on 23rd May to an all-day party on 22nd June, we will be hosting events across the city which consider these issues. bido100!  will feature artists, organisations, thinkers and doers exploring the various issues which are on the horizon for new music and creative culture.

Very soon we will be announcing a programme of activity which will bring these themes to life with discursive events, interactive installations, gigs, exhibitions and of course a special edition magazine.

bido100! takes place across various venues 17th May-22nd June.

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