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Tonight At Noon

Tonight At Noon is a series of exhibitions and events to celebrate 50 years since the publication of The Mersey Sound by Liverpool Poets Adrian Henri, Roger McGough and Brian Patten.

Tonight At Noon is brought to you courtesy of Culture Liverpool‘s 50 Summers of Love programme.

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  • The Mersey Sound Archives

    The Mersey Sound Archives

    Liverpool Central Library
    Wed 12 Apr - Sat 15 Jul ‘17

    In 1967, The Mersey Sound brought poetry down from the shelf and onto the street, capturing the mood of the Sixties. A publishing phenomenon, it went on to become the

  • Adrian Henri – Painter/Poet/Performer

    Adrian Henri – Painter/Poet/Performer

    St George's Hall
    Wed 12 Apr - Sat 15 Jul ‘17

    Adrian Henri was a “total artist” – he came to prominence as a poet in 1967 alongside Roger McGough and Brian Patten, but he had trained as a painter, set

  • Poetry in the City

    Poetry in the City


    Thu 25 May ‘17

    To mark the exact day on which The Mersey Sound was first published, expect the city to be taken over by the words of the three poets as their work

  • The Thurston Moore Group: LIVE at St George’s Hall

    The Thurston Moore Group: LIVE at St George’s Hall

    St George's Hall
    Tue 30 May ‘17

    Thurston Moore is best known for being the co-founder of legendary alternative rock group Sonic Youth. His use of unusual tunings and distorted sounds have had an impact on experimental and

  • New Writing: Poetry Reading

    New Writing: Poetry Reading

    Bluecoat Chambers
    Fri 16 Jun ‘17

    For this poetry reading, five poets have been commissioned to write new work in response to the work of Adrian Henri, Roger McGough and Brian Patten. Taking part are award