The Story of the Picket: 25 years on music’s front line

The Story of the Picket: 25 years on music’s front line
THURSDAY 30 June 2011, starts at 7pm at The Picket Liverpool

Picket launches new book project with Liverpool music scene event

On Thursday June 30 the Picket hosts The Story of the Picket: 25 years on music’s front line. The event will trace the venue’s opening, events and contribution to the city’s music scene; its venue director Phil Hayes will speak about his personal highlights, through the collages he has created in homage to Liverpool’s music scene. The audience will be invited to share their memories and stories about the Picket for the forthcoming book On music’s front line: 25 years of the Picket, Liverpool, and bring along photos, videos or posters for potential inclusion. There will also be performances from up and coming local troubadour Luke Fenlon and new teenage Liverpool band Freq.

A Sense of Place’s Ronnie Hughes will interview Philip Hayes ahead of the start of the book project, telling the story of the sights and sounds that have shaped the Picket over the last 25 years, his personal highlights of working at the venue from 1983 in Hardman Street to the present day in the Baltic Creative District, and a Q&A session with Philip. It will also see the first showing of the Picket’s new film On music’s front line: 25 years of The Picket, made by A Sense of Place to promote the book.

Further information about the publication will be released and guests will have a chance to view Philip’s music collages. Supporters, friends and alumni of the Picket will also be asked to get in touch with their tales and tributes via the Facebook page ‘The Picket book’.

Tickets available online from We Got Tickets at
or from the venue; tickets £6 waged, £3 unwaged.

The Picket Liverpool
61 Jordan Street, Liverpool, Merseyside L1 0BW


The story of The Picket trailer from The Picket Liverpool on Vimeo.