Saturday, December 22, 2007

2008 programme


The official guide to Liverpool’s year as European Capital of Culture 2008 is now on sale.

The 202-page publication, which charts the city’s year-long programme, is available for £5 at Liverpool's tourist information centres as well as Marks and Spencer’s outlets across the North West of England. It will also be stocked at St George's Heritage Centre and the official Liverpool FC store in Liverpool city centre.
More than 350 events including many World, European and UK premieres are highlighted in the guide, complete with listings information, maps and a detailed five-page calendar.

The guide takes a thematic and chronological approach to ‘08 with sections on Music, Literature, Art, Streets, Stage, Participation, Conversation, Sport and Exploring. There is also a section on the cultural offer of Merseyside and North West in 2008.
Councillor Warren Bradley, Leader of Liverpool City Council and Deputy Chairman of Liverpool Culture Company, said: ‘’Liverpool’s year as the UK’s European Capital of Culture is of a scale that has never been attempted before. To see it all in one publication makes for a terrific read and should fill everyone involved with pride.’’

Bryan Gray, Chairman of Liverpool Culture Company, said: ‘’The guide to Liverpool ’08is easy to read and provides everything you would wish to know about what, when and where the city has in store. The creativity of the city shines out of every page and underlines the partnerships and sheer hard work among thousands of people to deliver this amazing programme.’’

Phil Redmond, Creative Director and Deputy Chairman of Liverpool Culture Company, said: ‘’This guide is the perfect way for people to navigate 2008 and is a great memento of what will be a momentous year. It also illustrates the ambition of Liverpool’s cultural offer – including what the city already does on annual basis. As its says at the start, Liverpool ‘08 will be a year like no other.‘’
The official guide to the European Capital of Culture 2008, which was designed by Liverpool company Finch, is part of a family of publications. The Liverpool Culture Company is also producing free, four seasonal guides. The first is also out this week.


Anonymous said...

£5? To be told what is going on in my city's (and therefore my own) name over the next year?

Why could this not have been a supplement in one of the city;'s glossy magazines the Council sends out? Where is the £90 MILLION that 2008 is expected to cost actually being spent?!! That's £90 MILLION!!!

There are people who see £5 as a choice between eating or not, or a choice between heating their home or freezing.

Louise Baldock said...