Wednesday, December 19, 2007


In an exclusive interview with Radio Merseyside's Roger Phillips on Monday, Deputy Chairman of Liverpool Culture Company Phil Redmond confirmed support and funding for The Liverpool Mural Project. Speaking on the popular phone-in show, Redmond talked about the historic and exciting plans agreed with TLMP for 2008.

"We are very pleased to announce today that we have found a way to support The Liverpool Mural project" Phil Redmond

"It’s the fact that the artists leading the paintings are from both communities in Northern Ireland and are working together for the first time that got me excited, and the idea of ordinary Liverpool people getting involved"
Roger Phillips

We hope to have the full interview on the site very soon for everyone to hear Phil and Roger’s enthusiasm for our project as part of Liverpool's official 2008 Capital of Culture celebrations, as soon as we’ve got the MP3 sorted.

Friday, December 14, 2007

NERVE issue 11- featuring TLMP and Promoting grassroots arts and the real culture on Merseyside

In an excellent article by Alison Cornmell on page 6, Nerve magazine, issue 11 features The Liverpool Mural Project
"For Liverpool to be the city that hosts the art of this collaboration would be a real highlight in its cultural year"
This special issue which is out now also contains a great Merseyside Resistance Calendar for 2008.
While the official art world has been gearing up for the celebrations, at Nerve we have been burning the midnight oil, collecting stories of activism, resistance and rebellion. We think that a celebration of the 'People's Culture' is in order: the culture that has shaped the city over many years, and won't end with the dawn of 2009. So, this edition of Nerve is mostly given over to this theme.

TLMP is proud to be associated with Nerve, which more than any other arts publication and website in Liverpool captures Liverpool's real social issues and promotes Liverpool's real culture.

Nerve is available at libraries, community centres, colleges, supermarkets, and all good cafes and bars, or from thier office: Catalyst Creative Media, 85-89 Duke Street, Liverpool, L1 5AP and News from Nowhere, Bold Street, Liverpool City Centre.

Simply click on heading of this post to see the full feature

Irish Prime Minister supports Liverpool Mural Project

The Prime Minister (Taoiseach) of The Republic of Ireland, Bertie Ahern has contacted The Liverpool Mural Project to pass on his support of TLMP.

"Both Danny Devenny and Mark Ervine are highly respected artists in their field and I as Taoiseach wish this project which will see non-political murals showcasing Liverpools cultural and historical past for Liverpool's 2008 European Capital of Culture year every success. I also believe that this project is a wonderful opportunity to show how the peace process can bring together people from all the communities in Northern Ireland. I would like to commend you on your initiative and wish your project every success."

We continue to receive support from a wide range of political parties both in Ireland and the United Kingdom. The Liverpool Mural Project feels justified in its continued stance in creating greater bonds between communities in Northern Ireland as well as between Ireland and Liverpool.