Posts tagged with 'music'
16 July 2010 by David
Here at National Museums Liverpool we love music as much as the visual arts (and from the popularity of The Beat Goes On in 2008-09 we know you do too!) so you’ll all be excited to know that we’ve got our hands on a pair of tickets to Zappa plays Zappa at Echo Arena Liverpool on Sunday 25 July and you could win them!
The concert is a tribute to the legendary rock guitarist and composer Frank Zappa and features his eldest son Dweezil Zappa on lead guitar, accompanied by a host of young musical talents. Read more…
9 April 2010 by Sam
True legends never fade away but achieve an iconic status and a special place in our hearts. This certainly seems to be true of one of Liverpool’s first rock stars – Billy Fury, who would have been 70 next week.
Billy is commemorated with a striking sculpture in the Albert Dock – a fitting location as he worked as a deck hand on the Mersey tug boat The Formby before he found fame.
The sculpture is popular with fans, tourists and photographers – as you can see in our Billy Fury sculpture group on Flickr. The number of photos in the group is growing all the time, a testament to Billy’s lasting appeal. There’s also an incredible variety with people continually finding new and imaginative ways of depicting the sculpture – such as Paul Gallagher’s photo of Billy playing yo yo with the sun above. Read more…
19 January 2010 by Lucy
As we highlighted on yesterday’s blog, National Museums Liverpool is part of 350 museums and institutions across the country to have teamed up with the BBC for A History of the World project.
The BBC revealed yesterday a list of 10 objects chosen to tell a history of Merseyside and its place in the world. Five of these objects are part of National Museums Liverpool’s collection, and each will be featured on BBC Radio Merseyside over the next two weeks. Read more…
6 October 2009 by Sam
Liam Physick, a student at Liverpool University and one of our fantastic youth volunteers, has recently achieved his v50 Award for volunteering for 50 hours for the Museum of Liverpool’s urban history department. Liam did a fantastic job of logging 5,605 comment cards from The Beat Goes On exhibition, which asked for visitors’ Liverpool music memories. The responses will be used in research at the University of Liverpool. Liam says,
“The project developed my IT skills and taught me how to log records. It was very interesting to read people’s experiences. One woman claimed that her husband had been the man who discovered The Beatles. It has clearly shown that people inside and outside Liverpool are fascinated by the city’s musical heritage. Visitors came from all over the world including Malaysia, America, the Bahamas and Romania.”
1 October 2009 by Karen
Alas, unlike the beat itself, this exhibition doesn’t go on and on. We’re into the final weeks of World Museum’s The Beat Goes On exhibition and what a tune-tastic time we’ve had.
Paul McCartney’s trousers made a visit as did half a million members of the public. Local bands had their tunes profiled in our on-gallery and online jukeboxes (check out the MySpace page and have a listen). Willing volunteers cut their museum teeth on the gallery, and we launched an online resource charting Liverpool’s musical heritage. Read more…
22 September 2009 by Sam
Fay and Charlotte, two of our dedicated youth volunteers in The Beat Goes On exhibition at World Museum Liverpool, have both achieved their v50 Award certificate, having completed 50 hours volunteering each. Congratulations to both and a big thank you for all their hard work talking to the many visitors who have visited the exhibition this year.
If you are aged 16-25 and would like to find out more about youth volunteering at our museums please contact Claire Olson, Youth Volunteer Officer. You can also find out more on the v-inspired website. Read more…
1 September 2009 by Karen
This Thursday (3 September), the Lady Lever Art Gallery is hosting a special event to raise funds for the Hillsborough Memorial Appeal. During the early hours of Sunday 7 June 2009, the Hillsborough Memorial Garden in Port Sunlight Village was seriously damaged. Over 35 metres of stonework were destroyed in an act of mindless vandalism. The Port Sunlight Village Trust needs help to restore the garden.
You can support the appeal by visiting the Lady Lever Art Gallery this Thursday. Doors will be open 6-8pm. The cafe and shop will be open, plus there’s entertainment from the Wirral based Capriccio Singers Chamber Choir. Bring your friends and family. Read more…
19 August 2009 by Karen
You could win tickets to see either the Soweto Gospel Choir on Saturday 5 September or Odemba OK Jazz All Stars on Tuesday 29 September.
To enter just visit the International Slavery Museum and answer this simple question:
What section of the International Slavery Museum is the Black Achievers Wall in?
Please send us your answer using this contact form to arrive before midnight on Tuesday 25 August 2009, stating which concert you would prefer to see. There will be two winners, one for each concert. There’s more on the competition and the featured artists on our main site. Read more…
14 August 2009 by Dawn
I visited The Beat Goes On exhibition at World Museum to see if any trace of Les Paul’s influence could be found, and although there aren’t any Les Pauls in the exhibition I did find this rather familiar walk-through! (I should mention there are several other splendid guitars such as Will Sergeant’s customised Telecaster and one owned by Billy Fury). Perhaps I should have also looked in the recording section because Les Paul also developed revolutionary multi-tracking techniques, but that is another story. Read more…
14 May 2009 by Lisa
Swishing and searching for cool vintage clothes is very popular right now, but who would have thought that celebrated poet Roger McGough would be into recycling clothes!
Last week Roger, who is himself part of Liverpool’s musical heritage, lent the World Museum a unique item to adorn the walls of our massive music exhibition, The Beat Goes On. This unusual item is in fact a pair of trousers; but not just any trousers! They once belonged to Roger’s fellow Scaffold member Mike McCartney’s brother Paul, a member of another little-known band from Liverpool; The Beatles. (You may have heard of them, they were around a bit in the 60s.) Read more…