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Culture Vultures - July

Here's Corinne with her pick of cultural highlights for us to enjoy in July, quite a variety!

If you fancy getting out and about, Culture Vultures are a really supportive and friendly bunch, who attend regular cultural events throughout the city. Just ask the Wellbeing Team for more details.

Here’s all the links .........................

Friday 1 July at t 2.00 pm

Penny Lane, a fairly typical suburban shopping street in the eastern suburb of Mossley Hill, became world famous when it featured in a Beatles song of the same title. We'll begin the tour with a walk up Penny Lane and see many of the places mentioned in the song including a bus shelter, a barber shop and a fire station. You'll discover why the street name caused the council embarrassment and which Beatle had connections to St Barnabas Church and how. Next we'll take a short ride to Forthlin Road and see the childhood home of Paul before continuing to Mendips, the childhood home of John. Although this wasn't his first home, that was in Wavertree, this is where he spent most of his childhood. Why was that? We'll end our tour at the the iconic Strawberry Field - Strawberry Field

1 July International Reggae Day

Provisional programme

Allison Mason (Shining Stars): event host.

5.30-6.15pm Chaaawaaa Radio DJ set

6.15-6.20pm Welcome message

6.20-6.45pm Jamaica @ 60

6.45-6.50pm Reggae Tree Update

6.50-7.10pm Music Industry messages from industry bodies

7.10-7.40pm Ska @ 60

7.40-8.00pm IRD UK People’s Choice Winners

8.00-8.30pm IRDUK Region Focus: Southampton/Bristol

8.30-8.45pm Lovers Rock @ 50

9.00-10.00pm Multi-DJ Set - a) In Memoriam Set* b) Lovers Rock @ 50

10.00-midnight Shining Stars Artist Showcase

2, 9 and 11 July Harry Potter the truth behind the Myths

Edinburgh is said to be the birth place of Harry Potter and as the city where famous author J.K Rowling lives, it may be true! On this tour, you will discover some of the truths and myths behind the writing of the Harry Potter books, finding out who inspired some of the names for its famous characters, what other famous schools was the origin of Hogwarts and much more!

5 July at 2.00 A Victorian Scandal

Not even death can protect those who scandalised Victorian society from righteous scorn. This high-minded presentation identifies and metaphorically exhumes the guilty occupants of London’s first garden cemetery to face the cold light of day. Join City Guide Robert Stephenson to find out more.

6 July The Transatlantic slave trade

Much of Liverpool’s darker history is hidden in its side streets, plazas, courtyards, churchyards and other significant locations. This walking tour takes you to several locations hidden in plain sight that reveal Liverpool’s role in the slave trade and the American Civil War. As you make your way from the Pier Head to the International Slavery Museum on Albert Dock, you’ll hear stories about the historical architecture and monuments along the way, and how they link the city to the slave trade. You'll gain fascinating insights including: • How did Liverpool become the dominant British and European slave trade port? • How is a city centre fountain linked to the slave markets of Senegal? • Were slaves actually sold in Liverpool? • How important was Liverpool to the Confederate cause during the American Civil War? • Did the Civil War really end in Liverpool?

July 10 at 3.00 pm

Southport Air Show is an annual event held in Southport, Merseyside, England, since 1991. The show takes place over two days, at the end of Summer, and attracts tens of thousands of spectators to see the many aircraft take to the skies above Southport and the displays that are held on Southport beach, making it the North West's largest Air Show. The event promises to be one of the aviation calendar's most spectacular events, providing stunning views of the best jets, fighters, bombers, helicopters and aerobatic aircraft. The flying programme includes military and civilian aircraft, classic jets, helicopters, aerobatics by the world famous Red Arrows, warbirds and parachute displays. This year, I am taking you with me to witness this thrilling event for yourself!

14 July at 11.30 History of Arundel Castle

This stunning castle was first built just after the battle of Hastings in 1066 but has a varied and chequered history and is largely not as old as you would think. We are not able to film inside but I would like to share some of the history with you and show the beautiful setting in Arundel.

17 July. 9.15 pm . Folktales around the world

Once upon a time... Come and enjoy a folktale reading from around the world! We often forget that it is also nice to be read to as adults. Sarah will read a new story each time.

26 July at 2.00 pm Ancient games at the British Museum

The Modern Olympics have been held every 4 years since 1896 except during war or delayed for the pandemic. The Ancient Olympics were held for over a thousand years and were only once delayed through the whim of the Emperor Nero. Objects from the games at Athens illustrate these games and how they differed from the modern ones. Using the British Museum’s collection, we trace the course of the Ancient Games which tell us about the Ancient World in terms of politics, religion, society and beliefs and throw a light on our attitudes to sport and its role in society. Join Dr Bill Sterling to find out more.

12 and 15 July Antony Gormley's 'Another Place' at Sunset On Crosby Beach, Liverpool

Sir Antony Mark David Gormley OBE RA is a British sculptor. His works include the Angel of the North, a public sculpture in Gateshead in the north of England, commissioned in 1994 and erected in February 1998; Another Place on Crosby Beach near Liverpool (this tour); and Event Horizon, a multipart site installation which premiered in London in 2007, around Madison Square in New York City, in 2010, in São Paulo, Brazil, in 2012, and in Hong Kong in 2015–16. The work consists of cast-iron figures and is placed at Crosby Beach in north-western England. There are exactly 100 of them and they all face out towards the horizon. over a 2-mile (3.2 km) stretch of beach between Waterloo and Blundellsands. Each figure is 189 centimetres (6 ft 2 in) tall and weighs around 650 kilograms (1,430 lbs). The figures are cast replicas of Gormley's own body. As the tides ebb and flow, the figures are revealed and submerged by the sea and are subject to corrosion by seawater and colonisation by marine animals. The figures were cast with their lungs inflated, which make them look tense but relaxed at the same time. We'll take a walk along the beach, learn more about the sculptures and capture some amazing postcards of this art installation and catch a sunset!

See you all soon

Best wishes Corinne


Jun 30, 2022

Great as always Corinne,There is a place called theQuirky Quarter the arch 142 Duke Street not suitable for me but maybe others try it out puzzles& optical illusions.Also the hidden chinese temple off sefton Street Plesant hill i am trying to get there myself look online it looks amazing😀

Jun 30, 2022
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Thanks Gill, will have a look at your suggestions really appreciate your input many thanks 😊

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