Tuesday, November 07, 2006

A generous helping of Scouse.**

In 2008, Liverpool becomes European Capital of Culture. I've been reading about some of their plans for celebration. It's a varied concoction of art and culture, revealing the wide mix of tastes and styles that is, undoubtedly, Liverpool. In a nutshell, here are some of the plans:

Sir Simon Rattle ( originally from the city ) will be a welcome part of the programme.
Pete Postlethwaite, whose career started in Liverpool (when he worked along with Julie Walters, Jonathan Pryce, Willy Russell) will play " King Lear" at the Everyman.
The work of the Austrian artist, Gustav Klimt, will be shown in a high-profile exhibition.
There will be a Fashion Show, hopefully including several WAGS ( footballing wives, such as Wayne Rooney's Colleen McLoughlin and Alex Curran, Steve Gerrard's girlfriend. )
And there will be an Opera, based on the staff who work at Liverpool's famous " Adelphi" Hotel....
See what I mean about " varied"?!

*** Scouse: the dialect/language of Liverpool, anything relating to L'pool, a person who speaks Scouse or originates from L'pool AND also a rather delicious stew...


Anonymous clare said...

I wonder why they've picked Klimt - did it say if he had a connection with the city, Jan?

12:44 am  
Blogger Jan said...

Hello Clare
An initial look hasn't shown any connection...Presumably, there ISN'T one, but it'd be interesting to find one! Maybe someone has a bright idea and/or a vivid imagination...
What I did turn up: Klimt Exhibition is at Tate Liverpool end May to end August 2008(Like Christmas, it'll soon come!)
And Liverpool is hosting the prestigious Turner Prize next year.

9:08 pm  
Blogger Jan said...

I see that L'pool Philarmonic Orchestra plan a Viennese themed concert to tie in with the Klimt Exhibition. There will also be two Viennese Balls in Liverpool in 2008.
And while Klimt is exhibited at the Tate, the Walker Art Gallery will mount a major Van Gogh.

11:06 pm  

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