Thursday, September 20, 2007

We really need to make this happen!, says Liverpool City Councillor, Louise Baldock

Liverpool City Councillor Louise Baldock, (Kensington and Fairfield) has welcomed the Liverpool Mural Project. Cllr Baldock contacted TLMP and told us that Labour members of the Culture Select Committee all support the project and are doing what they can to promote this exciting project. They will be raising this in council and writing to the great and the good urging them to embrace it. She went on to say that Phil Redmond's announcement that he wants to re-engage with rejected projects and with organisations that want to support 08 is the ideal opportunity to get TLMP on the agenda.

"There are lots of parts of the city that are run down and where we are making great efforts to regenerate. Kensington, which I represent, is a prime example. Kensington people are the proudest people in the whole of Liverpool. To think that a neglected wall or gable end could be used for a world-famous, eye-catching mural, bringing the artistic world to celebrate this area would be marvellous. But there could be murals all over the city, not just here. Liverpool communities could themselves spearhead community art in the way that the Tate and the Walker have done for more traditional and establishment artists. The Liverpool Mural Project is everything that the 08 programme ought to be about. It is the epitomy of Liverpool culture and I urge everyone in the city to get behind it. We really need to make this happen"

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