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Competition time

14 March 2013 by Lisa

Picture of open book

Beth Tweddle has signed a copy of the Museum of Liverpool book that we’re giving away

Following Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle’s visit to the Museum of Liverpool yesterday, we have a little competition for you to enter.

During her visit, Beth signed a copy of the fabulous Museum of Liverpool book, Liverpool- the Story of a City. The book is illustrated with the collections in the Museum and celebrates Liverpool’s rich history and the people who have made the city what it is today. Beth is undoubtedly one of those individuals, as shown in her dedication and relentless determination. Read more…

Concert for George

22 November 2012 by Lucy

Press Office Volunteer Louise Beard writes:

Next Thursday will be the 11th anniversary of Liverpool legend, George Harrison, passing away. To mark this event Concert for George will be shown in the new theatre at the Museum of Liverpool. The screening is particularly special because it’s the first event to take place in the theatre; the fact that the first event is a concert dedicated to one of Liverpool’s best loved musicians has lovely symmetry with the Museum of Liverpool’s commitment to reflecting the city’s global significance.  Read more…

The day Team Carragher visited

26 August 2011 by Dickie

Jamie Carragher in the new Museum of Liverpool

As the video replayed images of football fans flying to far flung fields, Jamie Carragher was laughing his head off: “We know that lad!”

The Kop legend and family were among the hordes of visitors enjoying the Museum of Liverpool on the eve of the new football season.

Team Carragher were recognising fans in the Kicking and Screaming film in the Wondrous Place gallery.

It wasn’t long before people were soon recognising the football player in their midst. A few visitors did a double take when they spotted Jamie. One fan from Ireland was all at sea in Global City: “Jamie you are my hero. Can I have my photograph with you?” Read more…

Wondrous Plaque

4 November 2010 by Lucy

Today, I went along to see Billy Fury’s statue, which is positioned next to the Piermaster’s House at the Albert Dock.

After over six years of fundraising by the Sound of Fury Fan Club, the statue – created by sculptor Tom Murphy – was revealed in April 2003. The unveiling at the old Museum of Liverpool Life was a fantastic occasion witnessed by the many involved in the project, and those who simply wanted to honour the memory of the rock ‘n’ roll legend. Read more…

Boxing Clever

23 November 2009 by Lucy

Last week, I was lucky enough to spend the afternoon in the presence of a living Liverpool legend, none other than former WBC Light Heavyweight champion John Conteh.

John has just kindly lent us a great collection of objects to go on display in the new Museum of Liverpool when it opens in 2011, and last Thursday we had a press call to announce the presentation.

John took part in interviews for the local press including Granada Reports and also found time for a visit to BBC Radio Merseyside’s studio to go on the Billy Butler show with Museum of Liverpool curator Paul Gallagher. Read more…

Fond memories of Frankie Vaughan

24 August 2009 by Sam

photo of a man in a terraced street

Frankie Vaughan. Copyright Liverpool Daily Post and Echo

Here’s another photograph that didn’t quite make it into the upcoming exhibition ‘Liverpool people by Stephen Shakeshaft’. Over the course of his career at the Liverpool Daily Post and Echo, Stephen met a huge number of celebrities. One that he remembers particularly fondly is the legendary Frankie Vaughan:

“Frankie Vaughan, also known as Mr Moonlight, was one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. Sometimes entertainers or celebs disappoint when meeting them but Frankie was genuine and he loved Liverpool. In my teenage years I sat watching my mother swoon as he sang ‘Give Me The Moonlight’ on television’s Sunday Night at the London Palladium. Read more…

The voice of Celebrity Squares

18 August 2009 by Sam

man sitting at a micrphone with lots of bottles in front of him

Kenny Everett. Copyright Liverpool Daily Post and Echo

Here’s another one of Stephen Shakeshaft’s fantastic photos, this time of a well known face. This photograph hasn’t made it into his upcoming exhibition ‘Liverpool people by Stephen Shakeshaft‘, which opens at the National Conservation Centre on 18 September, but it made me smile so I thought I’d share it with you. Stephen took this picture early on during Kenny Everett’s career and remembers:

“Celebrity Squares was a popular quiz show hosted by Bob Monkhouse. The voiceover as the prizes for contestants came on was from the irrepressible Kenny Everett – who went on to be a great DJ and television star. I was amazed how many bottles of cola he got through during the show.” Read more…

Pete Burns, Keith Chegwin and Cherie Blair rub shoulders

1 October 2007 by Lisa

No it’s not another tragic episode of Celebrity Big Brother – I found these well-known ‘personalities’ side by side during my latest visit to the Magical History Tour exhibition at Merseyside Maritime Museum.

The lively ‘L Factor’ audio-visual display celebrates many of the sportspersons, actors, musicians and other famous faces who originate from the city of Liverpool, through film clips and a wall of fame. Pete Burns was almost unrecognisable from the footage of his eighties hey day while Cherie Blair (her Father, the actor Tony Booth was from Liverpool) stared calmly out from her photo on the surrounding wall. The wall also includes the likes of Kathy Tyson, Kim CattralI, Levi Tafari and even Cheggers! Read more…

He’s Crackers He Is!

19 June 2006 by Karen

three people posing together in a radio studio

Ricky Tomlinson with staff Ellie Moffat and Paul Browne

Ricky Tomlinson popped into a Radio Merseyside studiotoday to record a voice-over for us. Ricky’s alter ego is Crackers the Crab, who will be your guide in the forthcoming Shipwrecked exhibition which opens at the Maritime on 15 July. He will also be featured in a fab new section on the NML website so watch this space for details.

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