Capital of Culture: Thanks, 08, and here’s to the future… – Liverpool Daily

Vicky Anderson’s Daily Post Report on the Closing event

There were no international icons, famous faces or celebrities, as there had been at the opening weekend a year to the day, but still nearly 60,000 visitors turned out to see the conclusion of the programme at the Pier Head, lovingly dubbed the People’s Celebration.

The hour-long outdoor event saw animated film beamed onto screens at the Pier Head and using the windows of the new Museum of Liverpool, still under construction – taking a quirky look at the history of the city from its prehistoric beginnings through to the amazing achievements of 2008.

The new canal link was open to the public and littered with paper lanterns, already looking impressive.