“What is a city without its people? Without its vibrant culture? Without its bustling streets? …


The joy that music can bring to all of us has just been underlined for me by the text I’ve just received from my niece Jess. She was so excited that my phone almost burst under the sheer weight of emoji’s signalling that I was dealing with a ridiculously happy…


St George’s Hall lit in purple light featured in an arial photograph at night
St George’s Hall sits with the Cultural Quarter of Liverpool, Image copyright Stratus Imagery.

“During times of crisis, it can be difficult to think of the future, to know how to progress and embrace creativity and think outside of the box. However this week I was reminded that now is the perfect time to stop, collaborate and listen.

Attending the ROCK, Open Knowledge Week


“Walking through Liverpool this summer, I was fascinated to see the Queen Victoria statue in Derby Square draped in a colourful hessian dress while William Gladstone’s monument in St John’s Gardens was wrapped in a bright, pan-African flag.

In their new attire, these statues immediately took on new meaning. And…


“Liverpool was in the news again recently with the news that we had lost our UNESCO World Heritage status because it was believed that new developments threatened the value of our waterfront.

While the decision is obviously disappointing, in reality people will still come to Liverpool to enjoy our wonderful…


It’s been a busy couple of months for new Cabinet Member, Councillor Harry Doyle. With a brief covering culture and visitor economy, it’s a demanding and high profile portfolio. …


“If you cast your mind back to January, things were pretty bleak. We were in lockdown. It was cold. It was grey. Everything felt empty. …


St George’s Hall Liverpool. Image © Stratus Imagery

When Liverpool was granted UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 2004, the city joined a select group of world sites recognised for their unique contributions to architecture and culture, including the Taj Mahal, Stonehenge, Venice and the Great Wall of China.

How can it be then that Liverpool, once considered…


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When Liverpool started the process of securing World Heritage Site status in around 2001, it was during a time when the city was gearing up to be the European Capital of Culture. It was the ambition and the voice of the people that secured the UNESCO status for Liverpool. UNESCO…


Vasily Petrenko performing with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Vasily Petrenko has just ended his glorious 15 year reign as the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s Chief Conductor after a final trio of concerts last week. …

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