Culture plan delivered to government

The hype continues…

The Liverpool Culture Company is to announce its delivery plan for the coming year to an audience including representatives from government, parliament, business and the media at the House of Commons on Thursday (19 May), at an event sponsored by Lord Owen.

The document outlines the vision and plan for the next 12 months as the city builds up to and beyond 2008 through a series of themed years.

Liverpool city council leader Mike Storey said: “We are revolutionising the way we deliver arts and culture in Liverpool. Liverpool is encouraging people and communities right across the city to get actively involved in culture.”

Councillor Joe Anderson, Leader of the Opposition and Capital of Culture board member added: “Liverpool has been awarded this great accolade and now we are showcasing ourselves to the country and to the rest of Europe. Our aim is to deliver the best ever Capital of Culture programme, and to be the best ever European of Culture.”

Independent research has estimated that Liverpool will benefit from 14,000 jobs, £2 billion of inward investment and 1.7 million new visitors as a result of the European Capital of Culture title.

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