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5 April 2006 by Dawn

Derek

Derek shows exhibition officer Justina his Celebrity Silk

Everyone’s getting sporty at National Museums Liverpool. While one half the office is entering the forthcoming ‘Race for Life’, and the other half is getting ready for Ladies’ Day at Aintree! 

If you are in Liverpool for this weekend’s Grand National you might want to bob along to the Walker Art Gallery to see ‘George Stubbs: A Celebration’. Stubbs is the city’s greatest artist and specialises in exquisite paintings of horses.

Armchair spectators will be pleased to hear that the web team have put together an online exhibition of sporting ephemera from across the collections – so you can join in without even leaving the house. This is the only place you can see the items all together – some of which are in storage.

For those who prefer to get out and about, ‘Celebrity Silks’ opens at World Museum Liverpool on Friday 7 April. Celebrities have designed their own jockey silks including household names like chef Gordon Ramsay, cricketer Andrew Flintoff and Top Gear presenter, Jeremy Clarkson. Infact, clairvoyant and psychic Derek Acorah, who has contributed his own spooky design, has been along today for press launch. I wonder if he can give me any tips on the Grand National?

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