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Banksy Helps to Dress Liverpool

Look of the City.

By now you have probably seen many of the Capital of Culture banners and flags adorning lampposts etc. Not very interesting really, they just act as a reminder, no-one in Liverpool can say they don’t know what’s happening.
Many buildings are being ‘dressed’ too and it may be worth taking a closer look at some of them.
Here’s a list of 7 key city centre buildings being covered in artwork:

– Williamson Square at the rear of Marks and Spencers
– The former White House pub, Kingham House and the Scandinavian Hotel – all at the junction of Berry and Duke Streets.
– The Futurist Building on Lime Street.
– Kingston House – formerly Figure Factory and Cooper’s Emporium – at the corner of James Street and the Strand.
– Q Park, on Liver St., next to the police headquarters

A design on the former White House pub by famous graffiti artist Banksy will be preserved as part of the programme. Lines from the Liverpool Saga – the poem started by Roger McGough and written by the people of Liverpool – will feature on hoardings on the Futurist Building on Lime Street. Kingham House on Berry Street, meanwhile, will feature Chinese artwork in its makeover following consultation with community leaders in Chinatown.

The artwork, which embraces themes such as music, art, maritime heritage, creativity, people and sport, was designed by Liverpool design agency Finch.