Liverpool Will Celebrate John Lennon and Beatles

The city of Liverpool, legendary as the birthplace of The Beatles, is to a host an extensive season of cultural events to celebrate the life of John Lennon, one of the world’s most influential musicians, who was born in the city.

From October 9 (which would have been Lennon’s 70th birthday) to December 9 (the day after the 30th anniversary of his assassination), organizations in Liverpool will join forces to host a series of live music, film, poetry and art events which are estimated to bring tens of thousands of additional tourists to the city.

Events include ‘Lennon Remembered’, a major tribute concert at the 11,000 seat Echo Arena, a major birthday celebration at the world-famous Cavern Club, a Lennon-inspired international poetry competition, film festival, lecture programme and visual art exhibitions at Liverpool John Moores University. White Feather: Spirit of Lennon, an exhibition about life with John Lennon by his son Julian and former wife Cynthia, has also been specially extended.

A selection of headline events from the John Lennon Tribute Season Programme:

CAVERN CLUB - “Imagine” the tribute with Marcus Cahill: Daily

CAVERN CLUB – 70th Birthday Celebration Gig including top tribute acts: October 9

FILM FESTIVAL – Liverpool ONE Odeon Cinema: November

LENNON POET 2010: Major International Poetry Competition: Final in November

“AN EVENING WITH”: Weekly lecture programme with Lennon friends and family: Dates TBC

LENNON ART: Exhibitions at Liverpool John Moores University: Dates TBC

LENNON STREET ENTERTAINERS FESTIVAL: Liverpool ONE: October

WALKING TOURS: View Lennon sites with VIP Guides: Weekly

WHITE FEATHER: The Spirit of Lennon: Exhibition by Julian & Cynthia Lennon, Beatles Story

JOHN LENNON REMEMBERED: Memorial Concert at The Echo Arena: December 9 (Tickets on sale 9am on 9 April 9 from ACC. Call 011-44-0844-8000-400)

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