Time Lapse of Sgt. Pepper mural at Stanley Dock

Perched on scaffolding several stories above the ground the painter Gary Jones added the final touches to a giant mural designed by the artist Judy Chicago of the four Beatles engulfed in a circular rainbow.

“He is very, very gifted with a paintbrush,” Ms. Chicago said as she sat on the terrace below and described the frequent phone calls she and Mr. Jones have traded as she has watched him execute her mural, first on a webcam from the United States, where she lives, and, over the past week, from a perch in the hotel where she can offer tips to Mr. Jones on his handiwork. 

Sgt. Pepper 50th anniversary artwork at Stanley Dock

From Thursday 1 June
Judy Chicago was invited by Tate Liverpool to be one of 13 artists, musicians, and performers from the UK and abroad, each tasked with representing one of the tracks on the Beatles' seminal album, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, as part of a city-wide celebration of the album's 50th anniversary. For her assigned song, "Fixing A Hole," Judy has designed a 40 foot high mural that will be painted on the side of the monumental White Tomkins and Courage Grain Silo at Stanley Dock in Liverpool. 

Read More... The Guide... May 2017

Stanley Dock sister co opens British Music Experience

The British Music Experience is a permanent exhibition dedicated to the history of popular music in Britain. Featuring state-of-the-art effects, iconic memorabilia and artefacts from almost every major artist and musical movement since World War Two, the attraction is located in the spectacular Cunard Building, one of Liverpool’s landmark Three Graces lining the city’s waterfront.

Working closely with English Heritage and Liverpool City Council, Harcourt constructed the exhibition in conjunction with Harvey Goldsmith CBE, Cubit3D and DJ Willrich.

The exhibition is operated by Harcourt associate www.tblinternational.com the management team behind Titanic Belfast - the world’s leading visitor attraction.

"What first hit me upon arrival at the Grade II*-listed Cunard Building was the sheer splendour of the place. The BME is a welcome addition to Liverpool’s already substantial museum offering with a wide range of genuinely fascinating items that casual music fans and rock snobs alike will enjoy. " Your Move Magazine, March 2017

For further information please visit - The British Music Experience

UK's first REVOLVING theatre planned for Liverpool docklands

Venue part of ambitious plans to turn 'Ten Streets' into city's new creative quarter.

The Ten Streets area includes the 125 acres of dockland between Costco and the Titanic Hotel at Stanley Dock. It sits next to Peel’s £5.5bn Liverpool Waters regeneration scheme, which could include a new Everton stadium.

Watch video and read more...Liverpool Echo... February 2017

Liverpool City Council’s masterplan for new ‘Creativity Zone’ in north Liverpool’s docklands

Proposed Ten Streets Development Area

With Liverpool City Council set to create a new Creativity Zone in the North Docks, Getintothis’ Paul Higham brings exciting news of benefit to the city’s creative and artistic communities.

Where first it was the Baltic Triangle that fell under Liverpool City Council‘s radar, providing a hub for vibrant new creative enterprises to flourish, now its attention has shifted northwards towards the city’s northern docks area.

The City Council will look to create a Cultural Enterprise Industry Hub to neighbour existing developments at the Titanic Hotel and Rum Warehouse Conferencing Centre and plans will be submitted to the City Council‘s cabinet on October 14 to approve what has been termed as the Atlantic Corridor Development Framework.

It is envisaged that this will encompass a zone known as the Ten Streets which will run from an area immediately north of the city centre’s commercial district to the Stanley Dock complex. The focus of the development will be on the existing architectural infrastructure, with many of the area’s former warehouses ripe for conversion and the low rent base making the area an ideal location for start-up businesses in the artistic, creative and digital fields.

Liverpool’s Mayor Joe Anderson speaks positively about the developments suggesting that the area has been “a sleeping giant for far too long” and the opportunity exists “for the first time in generations…to resurrect its fortunes“.

Read more... Getintothis... October 2016