14 September 2018

Comedian, writer and former art student Alexei Sayle returns home to Liverpool to assess the impact Tate Liverpool has had on the city, as the gallery celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Catch up

When it opened in 1988 Tate Liverpool was England’s first gallery of modern art – but its origins were mired in the politics of the decade.

Based in the Albert Dock, it was part of the government’s response to the Toxteth riots and was not universally welcomed.