13 July 2017 by Laura
‘Gerry and the Pacemakers: Hit Makers and Record Breakers’, a collection of more than 30 photographs, opens to the public this Friday. Read more…
11 July 2017 by Chrissy Partheni
Nothing beats visiting archaeological sites and taking part in live excavations. While working on digitising the material from the Kouklia 1950s excavations in our collections I contacted Professor Maria Iacovou from the University of Cyprus about the Palaepaphos Urban Landscape Project (PULP) and current excavations at Kouklia in Cyprus as part of my documentation. I was delighted when Maria kindly invited me to visit the site and meet members of the team.
6 July 2017 by Paul Gallagher
The Beatles story was no romantic, overnight sensation. In those early years, slogging it, desperately trying to get a break, John Lennon all too regularly needed to raise the group’s spirits with the rallying cry of, “where are we going, fellas?” Read more…
5 July 2017 by Andrew
“The ‘U boat peril’ was as Churchill himself said the only thing that really scared him during World War Two. But Liverpool and the people who lived through bombing, especially during the may Blitz in 1941, their story was never really spoken about during the war. So I thought to bring the story to life, become someone who lived through it all, both on land and at sea.
Lights Out, Liverpool! is the reminiscences of sailor turned ARP warden, Jim Coleman who worked on the tugs on the River Mersey, before signing onto a tanker to bring much needed supplies back to Britain. Though a fictional character, his experiences are based on true stories that I’ve weaved together to give visitors a sense of the period during World War Two when Liverpool was a vital link in helping to win the War. Important events that affected the city that Jim talks about include the 1941 May Blitz and Battle of the Atlantic. We also get to hear that despite the challenges of the War, there was a great sense of humour on the docks.”
Performances are at intervals from 1.30 and are free, click here for more information.
4 July 2017 by Karen O'Rourke
We’re incredibly excited that our House of Memories – Dementia Awareness for Family Carers film has been shortlisted for the Museums in Short Awards (in partnership with ICOM Italia and the European Museum Academy).
The Museums in Short Awards is an international contest for short videos and aims to share the most effective and innovative works in the field of museum communication and visitor experience.
Our video is up for the Public Special Mention Award and the Museums in Short Award. Read more…
3 July 2017 by Felicity
A familiar face for many regular Walker visitors, Norman Killon worked as part of our visitor services team for 24 years before he retired in April this year.
Norman is also a font of musical knowledge, having DJ’d at Liverpool’s legendary nightclub Eric’s in the 1970s, and a great collector of musical memorabilia.
You can see two posters from Norman’s personal collection in our Alphonse Mucha: In Quest of Beauty exhibition, showing how Mucha influenced a counter-culture in the 1960s. Norman tells us more in this post: Read more…