Liverpool Performs 2006 - City In Transition - Programme of Events



Liverpool Blue and Green Badge Guided Walks

Suitable footware and clothing recommended.

Regeneration Walks

Liverpool City Centre is all change. Two regeneration walks delivered throughout the summer offer an opportunity to see the developments up close, speak to people involved in the schemes and get behind-the-scene views of the regeneration as it really happens.


City Walk One - City Centre and Paradise Street development.

Dates: 29 June, 27 July, 31 August

Time: 14:00 – walk will last approx 1 hour

Meeting point: O8 place, Whitechapel

City Walk Two – Ropewalks and the Culture Quarter

Dates: 8 June, 6 July, 3 August

Time: 14:00 – walk will last approx 1.1/2 hours

Meeting point: Meet at RENEW Rooms, 82 Wood Street

All walks are FREE, but will have to be booked in advance as places are limited to 25 per walk.

To book your place please contact the 08 Place 0151 233 2459 or visit the 08 Place Centre, Whitechapel, City Centre.


Special Interest walks and tours

Public Monuments & Civic Pride

Dates: 21 June (Architecture week event) 19 July, 23 August

Time: 14:00 – walk will last approx 2hrs

Meeting point: 08 place, Whitechapel

Liverpool has the most public and civic monuments outside of London . This city walk takes an appreciative look at our civic realm and the history behind it.

Public Monuments & Civic Pride - St. Johns garden and around St Georges Plateau.

Engineering - Ships and Steam and Trains and things!

Date: Saturday 30 September

Time: 14:00 – walk will last approx 2hrs

Meeting point: Pier Head Ferry Terminal

This engineering walk led by a qualified Blue Badge Guide Paul Crossey will take a look at Liverpool ’s unique engineering at the heart of its travel and commerce.

All walks are FREE, but will have to be booked in advance as places are limited to 25 per walk.

To book your place please contact the 08 Place 0151 233 2459 or visit the 08 Place Centre, Whitechapel, City Centre.


Unfamiliar Journeys: Artist Walk

Date: Sunday 18 June – (Architecture Week event)

Time: 11:00 – 12:30 . The Gallery will be open from 10:00

Meeting point: University Art Gallery , 3 Abercromby Square

Free admission, up to 25 persons, booking essential

To compliment the current exhibition by Liverpool photographer Alan KcKernan this artist led walk takes in Liverpool ’s Ropewalks, the changing area that has inspired much of Alan ’s work.

Booking information:

University of Liverpool Art Gallery

6 Abercromby Square

T0151 7694 2348

F0151 794 2343



North West 20 th Century Society.

These three walks devised and led by the North West group looks at Liverpool ’s Twentieth Century architectural contributions.

Liverpool Between the Wars

Date: Saturday 12 August 2006

Time: 10:30 . Walk will last around 3 hours with a short break for refreshments

Meeting point: Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street

This walk looks at some of the best buildings in Liverpool city centre built between the two World Wars, focussing especially on the architect Herbert Rowse. Highlights will include the Philharmonic Hall, India Buildings and the above ground buildings for the Mersey Tunnel.

University Precinct Walk

Date: Saturday 19 August

Time: 10:30 . Walk will last around 2 1/2 hours with a break for refreshments

The University of Liverpool has seen a prolonged and fruitful expansion since it’s founding in 1881. This walk will look at notable C20th architects as Basil Spence, Maxwell Fry, Denys Lasdun and Tom Mellor.

Post War Liverpool Walk

Date: Saturday 26 August

Time: 10:30 Walk will last around 3 hours with a break for refreshments.

Meeting point: The Visitor Centre, Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool

The 1950’s and 1960’s are not considered by many to be a ‘Golden Age’ for architecture. It was a time for bold ideas and one with a strong sense of style.

Booking details:

All walks are FREE, but booking is essential as there are a limited 30 places per walk.

Eddy Rhead

Twentieth Century Society – North West Group

Telephone: 0161 448 9349





Sunday City Walks 2006 – City in Transition

Led by Liverpool ’s Green and Blue Badge Guides.


What and where are St. Peter’s Stone?

A look at some aspects of life a century

ago and how they have changed with time.

Date: Sunday 11June

Time: 14:00

Meet: Rice Lane Station.


A Revolution in Retail.

One man’s impact on the world of shopping.

Date: Sunday 9 July

Time: 14:00

Meeting point: Lewis’s store entrance, Ranelagh Place . Corner Renshaw St. opposite the Adelphi Hotel.


Albert Dock is 160 yrs old today!

A justifiable celebration of the life and times of the Albert Dock

Date: Sunday 30 July

Time: 14:00

Meeting point: Hillside station (Mersey Rail Northern Line)


The Liverpool that never was, part 3.

A look at some city centre planning proposals that never come to fruition.

Date: Sunday 17 September

Time: 14:00

Meeting point: The 08 Place, Whitechapel.


A ring around Liverpool , episode 4.

The area around Queens Drive ’s southern extremity.

Date: Sunday 22 Oct

Time: 14:00

Meeting point: Corner of Aigburgh Rd/Jericho Lane . Bus routes 20,82,168,60,61 & 4A


Give a street a good name, part 2.

Continuing our search for stories about people places in the City.

Date: Sunday 4 the Nov

Time: 14:00

Meeting point: The 08 Place, Whitechapel.


Contact Merseytravel Info Line: 0151 236 7676

Cost: £3.50 per person/concession: £2.50 payable to Guide

Meeting points and start time vary, please check the programme or contact Liverpool Tourist Information Centre 0906 680 6886 (calls cost 25p per minute)


Pool Project presents:


The Elemental Journey’s throughout the city centre provide the participant to see Liverpool from different perspectives and go to places you may not have thought of visiting. All locations and meeting points are secret. When booking your place you will be given details of where to meet to go on your sensuous journey. All events are in the city centre booking is essential as places are limited.

For Free Tickets and secret meeting points for all events ring Unity Box office. 0151 709 4988


A shared understanding of survival and home in a Liverpool of change

Date Wednesday 17 May

Time 17:30 prompt

This is event is also organised by the Duncan Society 0151 794 2986/ 794 2986


We journey deep into the cities bones, history and anatomy and picnic in paradise.

Date Thursday 15 June

Time 12:30


Invoke the sun, barbeque and say goodbye to our smallest iconic building in appropriate ways

Date Thursday 6 July

Time 17:30


An elemental journey into watery futures as the sun sets

Date Thursday 3 August

Time 17:30


The highs and lows of a breathable city

Date Thursday 21 September

Time 15:30


The Pink Walls

Date: Thursday 9 November

Time: Leaves 17:00 prompt

Meeting Point: Bar Du Fay, Stanley Street

Booking required, places limited to 25

Homotopia presents a Tales From Yester-Queer event as part of City In Transition..

The Pink Walks will take us on a magical and enchanted tour of hidden gay Liverpool .

Join us for a guided tour around the city…

Booking Details:

Gary Everett

Tel: 0151 233 6753