Sunday, 13 December 2015

Liverpool named UNESCO city of music

My beloved home of Liverpool has this week been named city of music by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation). It is only the second UK city to receive the honour after Glasgow. 

Liverpool received the title due to the place music has within Liverpool’s “contemporary culture, education and the economy”.

There is no end to Liverpool's variety of music events, artists and venues. 

Here are just 5 of my favourite things about music in Liverpool - 

1. LIMF has become Europe's largest FREE music festival, and it's popularity is continuing to grow.

2. Liverpool Sound City festival has become HUGE since it's humble beginnings in 2008.

3. Africa Oye festival is the UKs largest celebration of African and Caribbean music

4. The amount of new talent that comes out of Liverpool and is harvested in Liverpool thanks to our amazing education facilities including LIPA, Liverpool Media Academy and Liverpool Community College. 

5. The amazing venues - The Kazimer, Shipping Forecast, The Arts Club, Philharmonic Hall and Zanzibar to name a few. 

I feel so proud and privileged to be from this place.

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