Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Liverpool Art and Culture Reviews Liverpool Mural Project On Their Blog

The Liverpool Art and Culture Blog kindly gave the Liverpool Mural Project a mention on their excellent blog today. We thank them for their comments, however we can assure both them and our many supporters that we will carry on the good fight. This article obviously refers to The Liverpool Culture Company's decision that our project was 'not edgy enough'.

To quote the English writer Samuel Johnston:-

“Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.”

If there is one thing that the Liverpool Mural Project has it is great perseverance.

“I heard about this quite a long time ago and thought it was a good idea, and I would like to see it happen.”
Ian Jackson - The Liverpool Art and Culture Blog

If you would like to view the Liverpool Art and Culture Blog then click on the following link.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Institute For Irish Studies Confirms Its Support For Liverpool Mural Project.

TLMP is excited about the links that are being created with Institute for Irish Studies.

Founded in 1988, the Institute of Irish Studies at the University of Liverpool is unique as the national centre of excellence for the study of Ireland in Britain.
From the outset, the Institute has been held in the highest regard in Ireland itself, in Britain and further afield, for its role in teaching and researching Irish culture, history and politics, promoting understanding between the people of Britain and Ireland and for contributing positively to today's improved perceptions of Ireland.

The very nature of our project by bringing together artists from the two main communities in Belfast highlights the significance of a such ground breaking scheme.

"Take it as read that the Institute will be very happy to be involved, it's a great project. Well done for thinking of it."

Professor Marianne Elliott, OBE, FBA
Director of Institute of Irish Studies

"I think your project is a brilliant idea!"

Dr Ian McKeane
Academic Liaison Officer Institute of Irish Studies

Friday, July 20, 2007

One that almost got away

It has come to our attention via an eagle-eyed supporter that a letter sent to the Liverpool Echo by a local resident had escaped our attention. With the heady speed in which the project has moved on in its pace, we at TLMP failed to notice this letter. Yet again the standard of letters of support to the Liverpool Echo has been phenomenal to say the least. For all who may wish read this letter please click on the link below:-

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Award-winning Liverpool writer backs Mural Project

Acclaimed Liverpool writer John Fay (Coronation Street, Brookside and Clocking Off) as well as the recenent ITV1 hit drama "Mobile" offers his support. John contacted us by email after reading about it in The Liverpool Echo. John told us he'd been reading with interest the letters of support in The Echo, and then he went through google to reach our blog, and that he thought it was a great idea for Liverpool's 2008 European Celebrations.

John wrote about the historical and cultural links between Ireland and Liverpool and the opportunity to express these links with murals, and the chance for all communities to build on these links for future projects.

"Many years ago now I was privileged to be part of a cultural exchange between Kirkby, Derry and Belfast. I spent an utterly inspiring week in Northern Ireland, meeting and working with many fantastic people. So I know from first hand experience what a great project this will be. Best of luck with it."

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Andersontown News reviews mural artists link to The Liverpool Mural Project

After the recent publicity in Northern Ireland via the Belfast Telegraph's feature and our live interview on BBC Ulster Radio's Arts Extra programme, news of The Liverpool Mural Project hits the Irish editorials again.

The Andersonstown News, a well respected local community newspaper has picked up on the importance of the two Belfast artists willingness to work together on our project.

The strong commitment and enthusiasm of both Danny Devenny and Mark Ervine towards the Liverpool Mural Project weaves through the report written by local journalist CiarĂ¡n Barnes, who emphasises how positive and monumentally important our project is and what it can lead to in the future. To read the news article in full click on the following link:-

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Ex-British Soldier speaks up for The Mural project

It seems almost daily there's a letter in Liverpool's evening newspaper supporting our project.
A former British Soldier from Liverpool who served in Northern Ireland during some of the most violent times throughout the troubles, has wrote a letter to the The Liverpool Echo supporting The Liverpool Mural Project.

The letter talks about his time patrolling the streets of Belfast and remembering the division and hatred as well as the amazing murals, he goes on to say that any project that gets people working together has got to be a positive thing all round, and should be supported.

It is overwhelming to find that we have support from a former member of the British Army and another example of the positive response from all the people of Liverpool.
To read the letter in full click below:-

The Interest Just Keeps Coming

After a great deal of media and public attention The Liverpool Mural Project races past 800 hits on our website. Thank you to all who have taken the time to peruse the site and for all your support.

Friday, July 13, 2007

More mural support in The Echo

The Livepool Mural Project continues to garner more and more support with the local residents in and around Liverpool. Our project continues to grow from strength to strength as more people understand our plans for The 2008 European celebrations, we feel very honoured that the people of Merseyside have taken it upon themselves to offer their support through the local media. An excellent example of this type of support we are getting can be seen in yesterday's Liverpool Echo, and in our opinion probably one of the best written letters the Echo has ever received, power to the people!

To read the excellent letter just click on the following link:-

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