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Big History Show at St George’s Hall – Sept 14 to 16

Hall hosts history show

LIVERPOOL is getting ready for the city’s largest ever historical celebration.

The Big History Show arrives at St George’s Hall on Friday, September 14 for a packed weekend of heritage-themed activity; combining a major academic conference with a massive local history exhibition.

Nearly 100 cultural heritage organisations from across Merseyside will be taking stands at the exhibition – including family history groups, museums and historical societies.

There’s also a chance to catch a series of talks from local experts including Liverpool’s Community Historian Steve Binns and BBC Radio Merseyside’s Frank Carlyle.

And on Saturday at 1pm, legendary Liverpool-born poet Roger McGough will give the first public reading of extracts from ‘The Liverpool Saga’ – an 800 line poem to mark 800 years of Liverpool history. Although Roger wrote the opening and closing sections of the poem, the remainder is made-up entirely of contributions from local people. More than 500 people submitted a staggering 3,000 lines of verse to be included in the saga, which was then whittled down to the final version by local poets Sylvia Hikens and Dave Ward.

A major academic conference – “Liverpool: A sense of place and time