11 July 2009 – 6 September 2009
Figures from the worlds of arts, sport and business will sit alongside refugees and the homeless in a photography exhibition. Diverse City, looks at Liverpool through the eyes of its migrants.
Social housing and regeneration organisation Riverside commissioned the exhibition last year to mark its 80th anniversary in Merseyside and celebrate Liverpool’s status as European Capital of Culture. Following successful stints at the Anglican Cathedral and City Exchange, the exhibition has crossed to the other side of the water.
Recognisable faces such as playwright Alan Bleasdale and photographer Mike McCartney join other prominent Liverpool figures like Chief of Merseyside Police, Bernard Hogan-Howe and Merseyside Fire Chief Officer Tony McGuirk.
The exhibition also features words from the subjects about what the city really means to them. Students from Upton Hall School in Wirral carried out the interviews and six local photographers captured the subjects in their favourite locations.
The exhibition is the last in a series of arts projects commissioned by Riverside to celebrate its 80th birthday. Last year the organisation commissioned Belfast Loyalist Mark Ervine and Republican Danny Devenny to paint a Beatles themed mural on the gable end of a Riverside property in Litherland.