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First look inside new £38m Shakespeare North Playhouse

New images have revealed the first look inside the new Shakespeare North Playhouse in Prescot near Liverpool, ahead of its grand opening in July. The ground-breaking new venue is home to the only 17th-century style, timber-built “Cockpit” theatre outside London, able to seat 450 spectators. Built entirely during the pandemic thanks to public funds and...

Liverpool lands major transfer coup

Liverpool is about to land a major transfer coup potentially worth tens of millions of pounds. No, this is not an exclusive on Jurgen Klopp’s next signing! This is about a transfer policy of a different kind. One that could lead to a grassroots revolution, not on the football pitch but in the community. Voluntary groups...

Liverpool states its intent to host Eurovision

Following the announcement that the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest could be held in the UK, Liverpool has officially offered to host the event in solidarity with Ukraine. The European Broadcast Union has today confirmed it is looking for another location to be home to the competition due to the ongoing war in the Ukraine. As...

Top royal honour for Liverpool’s Culture Director

Liverpool’s Culture Chief has been awarded one of the highest royal honours as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Claire McColgan has been honoured with a CBE in recognition of her achievements and services to culture and arts across the country. The honour has been bestowed as part of the Queen’s official birthday celebrations,...

Powerhouse of six North West

Six of the most respected leaders in arts, culture, business, tourism and media have been appointed trustees of the charity behind the new Shakespeare North Playhouse set to open this summer in Knowsley. ACC Liverpool managing director Faye Dyer, creative consultant and inclusion champion Saphena Aziz of charity Curious Minds, and digital visionary Jon Corner,...

Liverpool wins big at BAFTA TV awards

TV dramas Time and Help bagged two gongs each at the BAFTA TV awards, marking the first prizes for projects supported by the Liverpool City Region production fund, managed by Liverpool City Council’s Film Office. The fund was launched to increase the number, range and scale of feature films and scripted TV made in our...

Ground-breaking collaboration to place Liverpool at the heart of digital world heritage

St George’s Hall and the Virtual Engineering Centre pilot projects aim to create a ground-breaking digital heritage eco-system and economy in the City Region. The Trust of Liverpool’s iconic St George’s Hall and the Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC) have announced the launch of a unique strategic initiative designed to establish the Liverpool City Region as...

Volunteer to be part of the World Gymnastics Championships Liverpool 2022

The World Gymnastics Championships Liverpool 2022 has announced the opening of its exciting and expansive volunteering programme, with up to 600 roles being created to support the delivery of the world-class event. The event will take place at the M&S Bank Arena from 29 October – 06 November and there are a variety of volunteering...

BBC Boss Hails Liverpool a City of Stories

The BBC and the biggest names in Liverpool’s creative sector have come together to launch a scheme to support new writing talent in the city. “Write Across Liverpool” is a development programme to give aspiring writers an insight into writing for TV. It’s backed by Liverpudlian Tony Schumacher whose BBC One drama The Responder has...

‘Hey Jude’ lyrics to be displayed at The Beatles Story 

The Beatles Story, Liverpool, has announced an exciting new addition to its ever-growing exhibition with the inclusion of a previously unseen notebook belonging to The Beatles’ Tour Manager Mal Evans. The rare notebook, compiled between 1967-68, features Paul McCartney’s handwritten draft lyrics for ‘Hey Jude’, a part-lyric for ‘Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band’, recording notes by George Harrison for ‘All You Need Is...

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