I’m looking forward to getting a copy of this book – looks lovely. See details of the signing and screening events below.
A NEW BOOK CELEBRATING LIVERPOOL ART CULTURE AND HISTORY
TITLE: ‘The Making of Liverpool: Portraits of a City by The Singh Twins’
This spectacular new coffee table book profiling artwork by acclaimed local artists, The Singh Twins (whose creative contribution to the city, internationally, was officially recognized in 2009 when they were made ‘Honorary Citizens of Liverpool’), highlights their artistic connection with Liverpool – giving special focus to two paintings (Liverpool 800 and Arts Matters) commissioned for its 800th birthday and 08 celebrations.
Lavishly illustrated throughout, unique features include an interview with BBC Radio Merseyside’s Angela Heslop; an insight into the Twin’s working processes; a ‘behind the scenes’ look at their award winning animation film, The Making of Liverpool, and a chapter revealing Liverpool’s rich history, achievements and changing identity through a detailed exploration of their Liverpool 800 painting, (on display in St George’s Hall).
Including many previously unpublished work, this full colour, 180 page, large format, hardback book offers a unique artistic vision of a city that has continued to inspire the Singh Twins’ work.
About the publication, the Twins say:
“As an expression of our pride in the region we’ve grown up in, this book is as much about Liverpool as it is about our art. Showing Liverpool at its best, as a vibrant, culturally diverse city of creative and academic excellence, commerce, tourism and leisure, and providing a legacy to European Capital of Culture Year that’s widely accessible and will we hope, be enjoyed by many.”
“As one of the five celebrity ambassadors for Liverpool’s Year of Health and Wellbeing in 2010 (representing the idea of ‘Take Notice’), it’s particularly wonderful to be involved in a book which we feel demonstrates how taking notice of art, can lead to a deeper appreciation and pride in our heritage and the area we live – which can be an uplifting experience that enhances ones quality of life.”
‘The Making of Liverpool: Portraits of a City by The Singh Twins’ book is supported by Liverpool City Council, Merseytravel, Milapfest and North West Development Agency.
Available from http://www.singhtwins.co.uk/singhtwins.co.uk/MOLBook_detail.html, Waterstones bookstores in Bold Street and Liverpool One, The Lady Lever and Walker Art Galleries, Liverpool Maritime and World Museums, FACT and Liverpool Cathedral.
BOOK LAUNCH AND SIGNING EVENTS:
To celebrate the release of the book
1. The Singh Twins will be doing a book signing at Waterstones bookstore.
When: Thursday 2nd December at 5.00pm.
Where: 14-16 Bold Street, Liverpool.
2. FACT, Liverpool will be hosting a launch of the new book, incorporating a screening of the Twin’s award winning animation ‘The Making of Liverpool’ which is featured in the book, an ‘in conversation with The Singh Twins’, audience Q&A and book signing. Books will be available at FACT on the evening.
This is a FREE but ticketed event (booking recommended via FACT as places are limited).
When: Monday 6 th December 2010 at 6.00pm – 7.30pm
Where: The Box, FACT
88 Wood Street
3. National Museums Liverpool will be hosting free public screenings of the award winning animation ‘The Making of Liverpool’, which is featured in the book.
When: Mon 6th Dec at 1.30, 2.30, 3.30 and 4.30
Tue 7th Dec at 2pm and 2.30
Wed 8th Dec at 1pm and 2pm.
Where: World Museum Liverpool
William Brown Street