When you think about Liverpool, something cultural will surely come to mind – music, football, events, shopping... So, it’s not surprising to find out that the leisure, creative and cultural sector makes up 38% of the city’s economy and brings in around a massive £270 million to the council which is then invested in core services such as social care, health and education.
With the exceptional challenges the pandemic has posed over the past 24 months, how has the city’s cultural sector fared and is it business as usual once again?
In this episode we chat to Director of Culture Claire McColgan MBE and Cabinet Member for Culture and Visitor Economy Councillor Harry Doyle, and we reflect on the past two years and find out what events we can look forward to in 2022.
And we even throw some questions from you, our listeners, at them – covering everything from fireworks to Giants.
Presenter: Sarah Latcham
Panellists: Claire McColgan and Councillor Harry Doyle
Editor: Niall Walsh
Recording Locations: Zoom