Liverpool Capital of Culture 2008 Mar 15, 2008 1:47:44 GMT -5
Post by yerblues1968 on Mar 15, 2008 1:47:44 GMT -5
Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.
LIVERPOOL CAPITAL OF CULTURE 2008
Liverpool, England has been designated as Europe's Capital of Culture for 2008. Ringo Starr was at the Liverpool 2008
Capital of Culture celebration launch on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008 to open Liverpool The Musical at the Liverpool Echo Arena.
Sir Paul McCartney performed at The Liverpool Sound Concert at Anfield Football Stadium on Sunday, June 1, 2008.
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr provide a promotion video to bring
awareness about the Liverpool Capital of Culture 2008. (1:07 minutes)
Ringo Starr talks about his involvement in Liverpool's celebrations as European Capital of Culture in 2008.
He will perform at the Opening Event on January 12, 2008 at the new Liverpool Echo Arena and also at a
free event a Liverpool's St. George's Plaza. Details can be found on www.liverpool08.com. (0:49 minutes)
Each year two cities in European Union nations hold the title of culture capital, a designation that provides a boost for jobs and tourism. There will be many artists performing and many other attractions, exhibitions, rock concerts to celebrate the culture of music. Britain last had its turn in 1990, when Glasgow was honored.
Stavanger, Norway, is the other culture capital for 2008.
More information about the year long event is at
Liverpool Capital of Culture: The People's Opening January 11, 2008.
Liverpool unveils spectacular program of events for its year as European Capital of Culture in 2008.
On January 11, 2008, the Great Britain Prime Minister Gordon Brown wishes
Liverpool every success as European Capital of Culture. (2:13 minutes)
Pete Wylie featured on The Culture Show. Liverpool Capital of Culture 2008 Opening Weekend. (7:11 minutes)
Ringo Starr singing his latest single, "Liverpool 8," at the Liverpool Capital of Culture 2008 launch on January 12, 2008 at Liverpool Echo Arena. Ringo Starr and Dave Stewart wrote the song together. It is Ringo Starr's tribute song to Liverpool and The Beatles and names each of his band mates in the song. The number 8 is the postal location in Liverpool where Ringo Starr grew up; also, may be the year of the Liverpool Capital of Culture celebration. (4:21 minutes)
Images of the Orange Culture Parade in Liverpool on May 10, 2008. (9.13 minutes)
Beatle Week Festival 20-26 August 2008
This is the biggest celebration of the music of the Beatles to happen anywhere in the world and is held in the city where it all began - Liverpool European Capital of Culture 2008. They have bands from over 20 countries playing gigs across the city plus art exhibitions, memorabilia sales, record fairs, guest speakers, video shows, tours and a full day convention.
Liverpool is where "The Fifth Beatle" movie is to premiere.