Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Leading Irish Writer and Playwright supports TLMP

Danny Morrison, who is a well respected author, journalist and playwright supports The Liverpool Mural Project. He has written eight books to date and has written and reviewed for The Irish Times, The Observer, The Guardian, Washington Post and Boston Globe. His book ‘The Wrong Man’ has been successfully adapted as a stage play which was showcased both in London and Ireland in 2005.

“It is incredible that this ingenious project is not being officially supported by The Liverpool Culture Company (LCC). I certainly hope it changes its mind and realises the potential for murals as free public art to bring pleasure to ordinary people as well as memorialising on their home patch the iconic sons of Liverpool – the greatest band that ever was, The Beatles. With a little help from our friends, we can work it out. And the message to the LCC – All You Need is Love!”

Danny Morrison knows all about successful arts events as Chair of The West Belfast Community Festival, known in Gaelic as Féile an Phobail (The People’s Festival) The festival was established in 1988 to counter the negative image generated by The Troubles. It is the largest community led arts festival in Europe, featuring a line-up of Internationally renowned acts, exhibitions, discussions and debates, library events, drama, Féile FM radio station, community events, a carnival parade, an International food fair, sport, tours and walks.

1 comment:

maureen magee said...

I live in Belfast ardoyne area, and the murals are a big part of our community especially during the troubles, the murals bring people together and create a buzz and excitment when they are being done. You have an opportunity here to create something that has never been seen before dont't let it slip away. Good luck to all involved as i for one will travel to liverpool to see the finished project