Liverpool 800 – Cosmopolitan City

still the world in one city?

Wednesday 19th July 6pm – 8pm
Princes Road Synagogue (corner of Selbourne St L8)

Loyd Grossman in conversation with Professor John Belchem
(editor of Liverpool 800 – Culture, Character and History)

The final event in this series of Liverpool 800 ‘conversations’ takes place in the glorious surroundings of the Princes Road Synagogue; one of the outstanding places of Jewish worship in the world.

Loyd’s guest is Professor John Belchem who is widely recognised as a leading expert on the cosmopolitan history of Liverpool and who has written widely on the subject. His much praised work ‘Merseypride – essays on Liverpool exceptionalism’ has recently been re-printed and has again won widespread praise from the critics.

As we celebrate our Capital of Culture status and yet reflect on the horror of Anthony Walker’s murder, it is an appropriate moment to think about our city’s cosmopolitan past and it’s cultural future.

Liverpool was once undoubtedly ‘the world in one city’ and was hailed as ‘Europe’s New York’, but it has become one of Europe’s least ethnically and culturally varied cities. How did this happen, what does it mean for contemporary Liverpool and how will it impact upon the future of our city?

There is plenty of room for everyone in the synagogue, but entrance is on a first come first served basis with no reservations and no tickets.


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