The Mersey Sound at 50

17th Jun 2017 - 5:30pm - 6:45pm

The Arts Centre


Saturday 17th June 5.30pm
The Mersey Sound at 50 –  Catherine Marcangeli and Paul Farley in Conversation with Professor Roger Shannon
TICKETS are FREE, but booking required
This event will take place in the Studio Theatre

5.00pm: Wine reception
5.30pm: The Mersey Sound at 50
6.30pm: Light Refreshments & drinks

Published in May 1967, The Mersey Sound celebrates its 50th anniversary.

One of the world’s most influential anthologies, The Mersey Sound brought a fresh image to poetry and helped to fashion a new identity for the city of Liverpool and for poetry itself. It went on to sell over 500,000 copies, becoming the one of the bestselling poetry anthologies of all time. The poems are characterised by witty language, liveliness and at times, melancholy.

The words and sounds of Adrian Henri, Roger McGough and Brian Patten will be recalled, discussed and read aloud in this special Institute for Creative Enterprise (ICE) event, which brings together, in a unique rhyming couplet, Catherine Marcangeli and Paul Farley. Catherine and Paul will be in conversation with ICE’s Director, Professor Roger Shannon.

Dr Catherine Marcangeli is a Paris-based art historian, and was Adrian Henri’s partner. She is the curator of Tonight at Noon, a series of exhibitions and events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Mersey Sound.

Paul Farley is an award winning Liverpool poet (with four books of poems for Picador), a Professor at Lancaster University and a frequent broadcaster about the arts and culture. He currently presents The Echo Chamber on BBC Radio 4, a series on contemporary poetry.

MORE EVENTS! Further details about Festival of Ideas 2017 can be found here