‘What Makes a Scouser’ – Debate at WML

Museum of Liverpool free public debate

The debate will take place at 1800-2000 hours on Wednesday 12 December 2007 at World Museum Liverpool

Members of the public are invited to join a debate about the new People’s City gallery at the Museum of Liverpool. Have your say on what it means to be a Liverpudlian, the Liverpool spirit and how living in the city affects your identity. The discussion is the third in a series of public forums giving people the opportunity to comment on the main themes that will be focused on in the Museum of Liverpool.

o Community historian Ray Costello will be asking ‘what makes a true Scouser?’
o Jon Belchem, editor of Liverpool 800: Culture, Character and History, will be discussing how place impacts on personal identity
o Local historian Frank Carlyle will be investigating the Liverpool spirit

People’s City is one of four main areas in the new museum. It will focus on the rich history of diversity in the city from the Stone Age settlers who left their imprints in the sand in Formby through to migrants and seafarers arriving to look for employment from all over the world. The gallery will include themes such as housing and health, opportunity and deprivation, social reform, religion and trade unionism and a key exhibit will be the model of the proposed Liverpool Catholic Cathedral by world-famous architect Edwin Lutyens.

Free refreshments available from 5.45pm. Places are limited, please call 0151 478 4543 to book.