July 2011 Archives
TODAY's post is mainly on the subject that's been occupying almost all my time over the past week or so, the new Museum of Liverpool opening, but it also covers the Dirty Dancing tour launch and some interesting arts-related links featuring photographer Mitch Epstein and Martin Scorcese, who's filmed a new documentary on George Harrison.
Finally, after 10 years of waiting the new Museum of Liverpool will open tomorrow - at least most of it will, we'll have to wait until the autumn for the History Detectives, Great Port, Kings Regiment and Liverpool Overhead Railway galleries.
I went for a tour last week and wrote this piece all about it for today's Daily Post. It was quite a strange experience walking around a museum that's intended for hundreds of visitors at any one time yet there were only a few of us in there. We had to wear yellow hard hats, fluorescent jackets and walking boots as the contractors were completing their work, even though it's far from being a building site.
APOLOGIES for the lack of blogging over the past couple of weeks. It's been surprisingly hectic for the silly season when we're usually scrabbling around for things to fill the newspaper. It's times like this when I realise what a diverse job I have - last week was all about the Everyman, that wonderful little theatre that's somehow managed to survive all these years with funding coming and going, and this week was all about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, the final film in a series of global blockbusters.
I've written hundred of words on these already so rather than repeating myself I will link to those pieces.
So, first up - the Everyman's closure...