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Celebrate Cunard’s 175th Anniversary With Transatlantic 175

Watch the waterways come to life this July as the Transatlantic 175 celebrates the 175 year anniversary of Samuel Cunard’s maiden voyage from Liverpool to North America in 1840.

The festival, which will take place across the Saturday 4th July and Sunday 5th July, will coincide with American Independence weekend and aims to unite and showcase the talent that has been shared between Britain and the United States for the best part of two centuries.

Liverpool’s rich maritime history will be celebrated across the weekend, with a myriad of cultural events including dance, drama, fashion, music, food and design. The event will take place on Liverpool’s iconic waterfront, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in creative spaces, galleries and museums, including Mann Island, the Albert Dock and the Pier Head.

On Saturday 4th July, Very.co.uk will be attempting to smash the Guinness World Record with the ‘Very Big Catwalk’, which will be followed by the ‘Very Big After Party’ – a disco on the famous Albert Docks.

Throughout the event, the Queen Mary 2 will be moored on the River Mersey and will set sail on 4th July to recreate the maiden voyage that Samuel Cunard undertook all those years ago on the RMS Britannia.

There is plenty for all the family to enjoy, from storytelling for the kids, to food demos, street theatre and a display of 175 vintage vehicles, which will be making a land cruise through the city on Sunday 5th July.