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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?
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Mar 10, 2022
Talking Culture and what we can look forward to in 2022
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
Oct 1, 2021
Scousers in Hollywood: Movie composer John Murphy
He may not be a household name but local lad John Murphy is a major player in the Hollywood film world. After beginning his career playing guitar in local bands John moved into making music for film and is now amongst the most respected film composers in the world. In this fascinating podcast Kevin McManus (Culture Liverpool) and Olly Cooke (Liverpool Film Office) catch up with John in his LA studio to talk about his Liverpool roots, his path to Hollywood, and his work on blockbuster films like Suicide Squad.
Sep 26, 2021
Liverpool has a proud theatre history dating back over 150 years. The Playhouse is the oldest repertory theatre in England while the Everyman has a huge history helping launch the careers of the likes of Julie Walters, Jonathan Pryce, Pete Postlethwaite and Alison Steadman through to the likes of Bill Nighy, Alan Bleasdale, Willy Russell, David Morrissey and Stephen Graham. The city is also home to other much loved venues ranging from the Royal Court through to the Empire and the Unity. For this edition of Merseywaves, we brought together actress Josie Lawrence - who is currently in the city playing the role of Sylvie in ‘Our Lady of Blundellsands’ at the Everyman, and Councillor Harry Doyle, Cabinet member for culture at Liverpool City Council to discuss why theatres are so important to the lifeblood of the city and the fabric of the nation. Guests: Josie Lawrence and Cllr Harry Doyle Presenter: Paul Johnston Producer: Niall Walsh Location: Zoom