Aboard The New Look Culture Bus
Culture Bus, which has been taking hundreds of Liverpool youngsters
on free trips to the city’s main culture venues, has been given a
new look. The Culture Bus is a 39 seater coach equipped with
seatbelts that gives free transport to school and youth groups in
Neighbourhood Renewal Fund areas of Liverpool. It gives children and
young people access to the top cultural venues and events in the
It has now been decorated featuring a winning picture in a
competition which asked children to think about why Liverpool is the
European Capital of Culture, and to research one of; Sefton Park
Palm House; Speke Hall; St. George’s Hall; the Three Graces; the
Albert Dock; the Walker Art Gallery; and the World Museum.
They had to imagine something amazing happening in one of these
venues and to draw a picture.
The winning picture was created by 8-year-old Che Wilson, a pupil at
St Matthew’s Catholic Primary, who drew a picture about the Liver
Building with the Liver Birds’ friends flying in for a party and
their tweets being so loud that they are driving Liverpool crazy. He
won a trip for himself and 19 of his schoolmates on the Yellow
Che will be joined by pupils from a class St Michael’s School on
Wednesday 12 September, who are using the Culture Bus to travel from
their school to the Albert Dock to meet their teacher. Sarah Green,
who is taking part in the Round the World Yacht Race.
Competition entrants were helped by French artist Laurence Payot,
who has worked with schools and community groups. She then
incorporated the children’s pictures into the final design.
Cllr Mike Storey, Executive Member for Regeneration, said:-
“The Culture Bus is a big success story and is proving very popular.
We have already exceeded our target for the number of children we
hope would take up the offer.
It means that many children who
wouldn’t otherwise have had the chance to visit our museums,
galleries and historic buildings will be able to do so.
great museums, galleries and other venues and they’re not just there
for visitors to the city.
We want them to be used by local people,
so this is a way of making sure as many of our children get to see
the great attractions their city has to offer. And they have
been able to let their imagination run riot by designing the new
livery for the bus; it shows what a great depth of creativity we
have among our young people."
ACOUSTIC HEAVEN IN LIVERPOOL
present a mouth watering treat for guitar fans and music lovers when
acoustic roots dynamo Derrin Nauendorf and legendary bluesman Dave
Goodman appear for one night only at The Cavern Club on Tuesday 9
October - John Lennon's birthday, for the north-west leg of a
Acclaimed by press and audiences the world over, Australian born
Derrin Nauendorf has toured with world-class artists including Van
Morrison and Dionne Warwick and his latest album 'The Rattling
Wheel' and new single 'Shipwrecked' have recently been
championed by Bob Harris on Radio 2 with a series of live sessions
on Bob's show. Dave Goodman is an acclaimed guitarist,
singer/songwriter from Canada BUT born in Liverpool, who enjoys a
frantic Europe-wide gigging schedule and toured last year with
Yamaha artists Glenn Tilbrook, co-founder of Squeeze and Antonio
Forcione, reputed as the Jimi Hendrix of the acoustic guitar.
The outstanding pairing of these 2 incredible musicians, promises a
moving, passionate, energetic and entertaining evening, as
unforgettable as it is rare, comprising solo sets of the finest
songcraft and musicianship imaginable including some classic Lennon
tracks thrown in for good measure to mark the occasion and pay
homage to arguably the greatest singer songwriter of all time.
Also joining the tour to provide able support is Gavin Twist, winner
of a national search by Yamaha, Guitarist Magazine and Chappell of
Bond Street to discover the UK's most exciting new acoustic artist.
After receiving a huge number of entries, Gavin was chosen for the
tour after competing in a live final held at London's Chappell of
For tickets priced £8 call 0151 236 1964 or visit
more info about the tour and the chance to win a Yamaha
electro-acoustic guitar worth over £400 visit