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Sep 3, 2019
Is the Liverpool music scene too Beatles - centric?
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Is Liverpool a one-trick pony when it comes to its music scene and is the city too Beatles-centric?
More episodes from Mersey Waves
Sep 14, 2021
Liverpool announces world leading end-to-end pandemic institute
Liverpool is to headquarter the Pandemic Institute, committed to helping the world prevent, prepare, and respond more effectively to pandemics. The Pandemic Institute is a medical, academic and civic partnership between the University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool City Council, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and Knowledge Quarter Liverpool (KQ Liverpool). The partners have an unrivalled breadth of world-leading clinical, academic, public health and data-driven expertise, all co-located on one campus. The Institute will have significant global reach with collaborations and hubs located across the world. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Liverpool has pioneered innovative approaches including a https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/coronavirus/research-and-analysis/covid-smart-pilot/ (whole city community testing pilot) which cut transmission rates by a fifth, as well as https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/events-research-programme-phase-i-findings/events-research-programme-phase-i-findings (hosting large-scale pilot events on behalf of the Government) that provided evidence of how to safely reopen important sectors of the economy – developing Liverpool’s reputation as a leader in pandemic management and resilience. Initially funded by a £10 million gift from https://innovamedgroup.com/ (Innova Medical Group), a global health innovator and the world’s largest provider of rapid antigen tests, the Pandemic Institute will be headquartered in The Spine, at Paddington Village. The Spine is soon to be designated one of the world’s healthiest buildings and the newest addition to KQ Liverpool’s impressive Health and Life Science campus. The Pandemic Institute will offer world-leading clinical and research expertise across all stages of the pandemic lifecycle. It will have global reach, working across the world to deliver new science and build preparedness for future pandemics. The outputs of its work will be rapidly translated into tangible policy, solutions and activity, ensuring real world impact for governments, businesses and individuals across the globe. The overall aim is to accelerate the global response to pandemics, unify global intelligence and increase the reach and impact of pandemic research.
Jun 21, 2021
Is Liverpool's World Heritage status worth saving?
A draft recommendation has been made to UNESCO’s annual World Heritage committee to delete Liverpool of its World Heritage status. The committee will make its decision next month in mid-July, with the focus on proposed plans around the £5bn Liverpool Waters scheme. Listen to this podcast where Cllr Sarah Doyle, Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet Member for Development; Ian Wray, vice chair of World Heritage UK; and Pete Swift, co-founder of place-making consultancy firm Planit-IE, which advises on the masterplan for Liverpool Waters, talk about the journey Liverpool has been on since it achieved the status in 2004. The trio also discuss the merits of Liverpool Waters, the value of World Heritage status and what steps could be taken to retain it.
Jun 13, 2021
Time with Jimmy McGovern
We sat down with legendary award-winning TV writer Jimmy McGovern who talked openly about what inspired him to write his latest drama, Time, and what fuels his creative process. With Tom Sherry producer of the show. The Liverpool writer also reveals how much of his personal life he brought to the script, and goes on to talk about his views on law and justice, Hillsborough and his award-winning dramatisation of the 1989 tragedy, as well as his take on diversity in TV and his hopes for the city’s new pop-up film studios currently being built on Edge Lane. Jimmy and Tom also talk about the trials and tribulations the cast and crew faced to make Time during the second wave of Covid, and the role Liverpool Film Office played in helping to bring the hard hitting BBC ONE drama to our screens. Tom Sherry is the Executive Producer of Time and Head of Drama North and Scotland – BBC Studios Presenter: Michael Doran Guests: Jimmy McGovern and Tom Sherry Editor: Niall Walsh Recording Location: Cunard Building, Liverpool