Liverpool - European Capital of Culture 2008

posted by Anon. in Club Meetings

Club member, Angela Cullinan, gave fellow members an interesting insight to her home city, Liverpool.

She outlined the history, culture and architecture of the city. In the second half of the evening, she showed images taken at two or three cultural activities organised as part of the 2008 festival. One of these included over 100 strange looking statues called Superlambananas. These were created and then passed to local schools, organisations and charities to decorate showing a cross section of what goes on in Liverpool.

Another sequence of images featured a huge 50 foot tall spider weighing 37 tons which had been created at a cost of nearly 2 million pounds and was able to walk along the road at a speed of 2 mph. It was seen clinging to the side of the concourse building after which is descended to walk among the busy shoppers.

No study of Liverpool is complete without a reference to The Beatles and we saw locations of the original Cavern Club as well as the more recent Beatles Museum. Music during the sequences was, of course, provided the Fab Four.

Many thanks, Angela, for all your hard work in presenting this fascinating talk. I shall definitely buy A Ticket to Ride and visit the City as a Day Tripper.


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