Two visits to St George’s Hall today. During the day we went via the new Heritage Centre entrance at the South end of the building and did the full tour of the building. They’ve done a great job of refurbishing the place and installing good facilities, shop, artwork etc.
Until Sunday the fantastic Minton tiled floor in the Main Hall will be uncovered for all to see. After that I think it will still be visible under a new glass covering. I think the organ is more visually exciting though.
We saw the cells (damp and smelly), the courtroom, learning suite, a huge new sculpture of St George and, of course, the brand new Coat of Arms painted by the Singh Twins which is excellent.
At 21.30 we were back in St John’s Gardens to watch the Son Et Lumiere Projection onto the back of the hall. Again, this was excellent. After a bit of live music from a string quartet and a bit of flame juggling whilst people took their seats, there was about 25 minutes of a well presented potted history of the past 800 years since Liverpool was born. Good graphics, narrative and soundtrack and the crowd seemed well pleased.