Is Liverpool A Creative City? Debate Wed Feb 20 2008

Museum of Liverpool free public debate

Members of the public are invited to join a debate about Liverpool’s identity as a Creative City on Wednesday 20 February 2008 1800-2000 hours at Merseyside Maritime Museum. The discussion is the fourth in a series of public forums giving people the opportunity to learn about and comment on the main themes that the new Museum of Liverpool will focus on.

o Phil Redmond, deputy chairman of the Liverpool Culture Company and founder of Mersey Television will be asking whether Liverpool is a creative city?
o Ray Physick, author of Played in Liverpool will talk about the idea of sport as a form of creative expression.
o Paul Du Noyer, music journalist and author of Liverpool:Wondrous Place will be discussing how creative outputs from Liverpool have informed perceptions of the city.

Creative City is one of four main areas in the new museum and will uncover the unique and creative character of Liverpool, exploring why the city has produced such an amazing roll call of writers, performers, comedians and sportsmen. The gallery will include some unique Beatles objects, including the original stage on which John Lennon’s band, The Quarrymen, played in 1957. The story of the history of the Merseyside football clubs will explore how they have become a cornerstone of the city’s identity and a special immersive experience in the gallery will capture the excitement, passion and intensity of the game through the fans’ eyes.

Free refreshments available from 5.45pm. Places are limited and booking is essential, please call 0151 478 4543 to book.