Late Opening at Lady Lever in Aid of Hillsborough Memorial


The public will get the rare opportunity to visit the Lady Lever Art Gallery out of hours at an open evening held in aid of the Hillsborough Memorial Appeal. A free evening of music and entertainment has been planned for
Thursday 3 September 2009, from 18.00 – 20.00,
with something to suit all ages and tastes.

The art gallery is an important part of village life and senior staff at National Museums Liverpool gave the appeal their backing as soon as they heard that the memorial garden had been vandalised. Jane Duffy, head of Lady Lever Art Gallery said, “The whole team here at the Lady Lever are closely involved in the life of the village, and want to do what we can to help our colleagues at Port Sunlight Museum with this worthwhile campaign.”

The gallery open-evening is the first in a series of events planned to raise awareness of the appeal. The Capriccio Singers Chamber Choir will perform in the main hall throughout the evening, and French artist Tobias Toad will lead children in a craft activity in one of the galleries. The art gallery shop will be open, and refreshments will be available in the cafĂ©. Visitors will also be able to see the special exhibition Whistler: The Gentle Art of Making Etchings, before it closes on 20 September and talk to the gallery’s curator about the works on display.

Tickets for a Hillsborough Memorial Appeal raffle will go on sale on the night. Star prizes include a flight in a light aircraft over the local area for 3 people and a VIP visit to Port Sunlight Village for 4 people, including 2 nights in 4* holiday cottage, afternoon tea at the Leverhulme Hotel & Spa, and a guided tour of the village in a horse-drawn carriage. The raffle will be drawn by musician and television personality Gerry Marsden on 2 December at Port Sunlight Museum’s late night Christmas shopping event.

See full details on the Village website