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Knowsley Borough of Culture: Cultural Conversations (Kirkby) | Monday, 13. July 2020

Knowsley will be the Liverpool City Region’s Borough of Culture in 2022 and we want your help in shaping the themes for our special year.

About this Event

Knowsley Borough of Culture 2022

Knowsley will be the Liverpool City Region’s Borough of Culture in 2022 which is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate and create. Throughout the year long programme we plan to have fantastic major events and moments.

But we want our Knowsley communities to be a major part of shaping the vision and themes for our special year, which broadly focuses on storytelling. You don’t have to stand at a bus stop or railway station for long before someone will tell you a story. And, of course, many creative and inspirational wordsmiths are from Knowsley and have created some of their most memorable works whilst based here, such as Phil Redmond, Willy Russell, Alan Bleasdale to name a few. Many other famous wordsmiths, such as Edward Lear and William Shakespeare have connections to Knowsley through the Earls of Derby at Knowsley Hall.

We’d now like to fire up the imagination of our towns, villages, communities, schools and organisations to help them to plan for a really exciting and meaningful year of celebration and to start their activities soon, building up to 2022.

We already held a series of Cultural Conversations in October-November 2019 at Halewood, Huyton, Cronton, Knowsley Village, Kirkby, Prescot and Whiston and these were a very useful starting point to help shape our vision. We are now ready to continue with these conversations to update you on our proposals for 2022 and to hear more of your creative ideas.

Due to the current climate, this next phase of our Cultural Conversations will be taking place digitally over Zoom. We appreciate this might not be ideal for everyone so we will continue to explore other options to engage with community members.

To register a place on one of our digital Cultural Conversations, please click on the links below.

  • Huyton & Stockbridge Village – Monday 29th June 2020, 6:30-8pm
  • Cronton – Tuesday 30th June 2020, 6:30-8pm
  • Halewood – Wednesday 1st July 2020, 6:30-8pm
  • Knowsley Village – Thursday 2nd July 2020, 6:30-8pm
  • Kirkby – Monday 13th July 2020, 6:30-8pm
  • Prescot – Wednesday 15th July 2020, 6:30-8pm
  • Whiston – Thursday 16th July 2020, 6:30-8pm

If you are unable to attend one of our Cultural Conversations but would like to be added to our mailing list, please click here.

For more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch: email / 0151 443 4918.

We want to hear from all aspects of our communities, so please spread the word to everyone you know.