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Share your ideas for Borough of Culture 2022

by Jonathan Kearney

Input from communities around Knowsley is being sought to help shape our Borough of Culture Year.

Knowsley will become Borough of Culture in 2022 and residents from every town in the borough will have the chance to shape how the celebrations will develop.

‘Cultural Conversations’ will be taking place digitally over Zoom, offering residents in each area the chance to have their say despite COVID-19 restrictions.

Cllr Shelley Powell, Knowsley Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods, said:
“Many creative and inspirational writers are from Knowsley and have created some of their most memorable works whilst based here, such as Phil Redmond, Willy Russell, Alan Bleasdale to name a few. Many other famous wordsmiths, such as Edward Lear and William Shakespeare have connections to Knowsley through the Earls of Derby at Knowsley Hall.
“We’d now like to fire up the imagination of our towns, villages, communities, schools and organisations to help them to plan for a really exciting and meaningful year of celebration and to start their activities soon, building up to 2022.
“We already held a series of Cultural Conversations in October-November 2019 at Halewood, Huyton, Cronton, Knowsley Village, Kirkby, Prescot and Whiston and these were a very useful starting point to help shape our vision. We are now ready to continue with these conversations to update you on our proposals for 2022 and to hear more of your creative ideas.”

To register a place on one of our digital Cultural Conversations, please click on the links below.

Huyton & Stockbridge Village – Monday 29 June 2020
Cronton – Tuesday 30 June 2020
Halewood – Wednesday 1 July 2020
Knowsley Village – Thursday 2 July 2020
Kirkby – Monday 13 July 2020
Prescot – Wednesday 15 July 2020
Whiston – Thursday 16 July 2020

Each event takes place between 6.30pm and 8pm. If you are unable to attend one of our Cultural Conversations but would like to be added to our mailing list, please click here.

For more information email daniel.pendleton@knowsley.gov.uk or call 0151 443 4918.