Civic honours announced
INDIVIDUALS from the worlds of film,
music, art and education are set to be honoured by the City.
Council meeting will be taking place, at Liverpool Town Hall, on Wednesday, 9 November
considering a recommendation that the following people become Citizens of
► Vasily Petrenko ? Under his leadership as Principal Conductor and Chief
Conductor, the reputation of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and in
turn Liverpool, has travelled across the world, wowing audiences wherever they
► David Yates ? local award winning and highly acclaimed British filmmaker
who has been instrumental in bringing huge productions such as 'Harry Potter' and
the 'Deathly Hallows Part 1' and 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' to film
in the City.
► James Barton ? Founder of Liverpool based super club Cream and has been
regarded as 1 of the most influential people in the electronic dance scene.
► Tom Murphy ? a sculptor whose work can be seen across Liverpool including
the iconic Bill Shankly memorial at Anfield, John Lennon located at John Lennon
Airport, a tribute to the Blitz in the grounds of St Nicholas Church and Bessie
Braddock and Ken Dodd at Liverpool Lime Street Station.
► Professor Michael Parkinson ? an adviser to the Vice Chancellor of the
University of Liverpool and Executive Director of the Heseltine Institute he is
a key ambassador for the City, lecturing nationally and internationally and is
also an advisor on urban affairs to organisations, such as the European
In addition, a commitment has been made to recognise those individuals who
supported and made a significant and distinctive contribution to the families of
the 96 people who died at Hillsborough, during their 27 year fight for truth and
justice. A list of names is currently being compiled with a view to bestowing
the honour on them in the near future.
Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Roz Gladden, said:- "These individuals
have, and continue to, make a real contribution to Liverpool life and I am
delighted that they have been nominated to receive these civic honours.
Becoming Citizen of Honour is very special and gives recognition to those who
have made a positive difference to the City and to the lives of those that live
The Citizen of Honour Awards were introduced in 2008 to formally recognise those
individuals who have made a significant, exceptional or unique contribution to
enriching the image of the City and/or its citizens.
To date there are 27
Citizens of Honour including Bill Shankly, Liverpool World War Two veterans,
April Ashley, Dr David France and Lewis Biggs.
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