Liverpool an International City up there with the very best!
Yesterday I met several eminent international planners visiting Liverpool as speakers on the UK Waterfront Cities Symposium. Their view of Liverpool, some as outsiders visiting for the first time, gave the city a resounding thumbs up for its status as a truly International Waterfront city!
Our waterfront provides the gateway to our great city and it symbolises our drive and ambition as it looks out to the rest of the world. It brims with a tempting selection of lively bars, museums, art, history and culture……. with fun-filled activities for all.
At Liverpool Waterfront, world-class attractions and thrilling events come together in a breath-taking and iconic setting.
A setting with the magnificent ‘Three Graces’ fronting a rich cultural history.
Today, the International Mersey River Festival begins with a multitude of musical and maritime activities including the Northern Boat Show and Music on the Waterfront.
This weekend will be an action packed fun few days for all the family with model boats and powerboats to racing rafts and arts and crafts.
New for 2015 will be the Northern Boat Show, with this three day event having around 150 exhibitors and 60 boats on show.
Visit this event and see the latest sailing and power assisted boats showcased against the spectacular backdrop of the Albert Dock.
Purchase a pontoon ticket to gain exclusive access to the boats on display- a pure delight for any boat enthusiast.
Tall Ships, naval vessels and barges are just some of the boats people can explore on the quayside.
Walking tours, airshows and fly-boarding sessions will be hugely popular over the next few days. The weather looks good for this superb weekend of entertainment.
For music lovers, there’s plenty on offer as once again the Pier Head will come alive with music thanks to a host of FREE open air performances on this World heritage Site location not to be missed.
If you have the time, find the ‘Subterranean Theatre’ in Cunard Building Water Street; an interactive walk-through performance experience which celebrates the lives and conflicts of those who worked below decks in the ‘Subterranean Theatre’ of the ships’ stokehold….till Sat 13th June.
Enjoy these events and…….. just think how far Liverpool has come from to get to this point in time. An event like this….. with the combination of Maritime and art venues, eateries and exhibitions gives you plenty to do around the water’s edge. The colourful street performances, electric music and the mouth-watering array of exotic food and drink will be found around every corner of the dock.
Enjoy the days extravaganza …. and think, Liverpool like New York, Sydney, Barcelona, Shanghai and other great waterfront cities of the world. We are up there with the very best, with millions of people visiting our waterfront every year.
Enjoy the events!