2pm - Saturday 26th - Ten Strings Duo £5
The ensemble of two young sicilian virtuosos, the Ten Strings Duo; Marianatalia Ruscica, violinist, and Davide Sciacca, guitarist. Ten Strings performed a repertoire of early 19th century music and contemporary works inside the Bombed Out Church to a select audience of music lovers.
The KLF come to the Bombed Out Church
When is a book launch not a book launch, when it is a book by KLF!
It all started at 10am when ticket holders came to the church. Each person was given a page from Jimmy & Bill's book "welcome to the dark ages" they then had to assemble into "chapters" and come up with an interpretation, which was performed at the end of the day; The event finished at 8.23 pm
Dr Lis returned to Bombed Out Church to lead three special Tai Chi sessions inside the church. The sessions were wonderful, I felt much better for doing them! The attendance wasn't so good for the first two sessions, which was surprising as the sessions were free/donation basis. Dr Lis didn't want money, she wanted to teach Tai Chi and its health benefits, she is a GP after all!. The third and final class for the summer was much better attended. Dr Lis will return to lead more Tai Chi classes in September... I can't wait!
We have won the bid to run the bombed out church once again-
The gardens will be open again in June, the interior will re-open in July.
Thanks very much to all the people who have stood by the project through the dark uncertain times of the past 623 days.
Hope to see you at the bombed out church soon.
27,759 days ago today (6/5/41) St Luke's Church was bombed, this short video (4 mins) featuring the bombed out church sound archive tells something of what the people of Liverpool went through.
-Let's keep it open for everyone-
I recently had the privilege of visiting the interior of St Luke's to see the work that has been going on since 2015 and to go up to the top of the tower and look at the new roof that has been put on it. We went up ladders attached to scaffolding through the interior of the tower. As we climbed each successive ladder the gap to go through got smaller, the climb a little steeper, and a little more scary as we went up 140Ft to the top of the tower.
left- tower from the interior of St Luke's
Paul & Yoko both love the Bombed Out Church.... and Ringo said he likes it too!
It was nice to get recognition from two huge mega stars, this piece from 7th October 2014
by Peter Elson of the Liverpool Echo really gave a boost to our confidence at the Bombed Out Church.
It has been an honour and a privilege to keep St Luke's open for the past 10 years, despite funding cuts, vested interests, political shenanigans and rain! With new obstacles arising every day, it has been the level of support by the community at large then and now, that has kept the project going all these years.
As we enter what will hopefully be the final hurdle to regaining St Luke's, through the Liverpool City Council bidding process, I would like to express sincere thanks to everyone who has sent in letters of support, followed us on social media and have funded us through our successful 2014 Crowdfunder campaign as well as the legions of volunteers past, present and future who have helped to keep the bombed out church open for the past 10 years.
The Council will announce the identity of the other five groups that are competing with us in the bidding to run St Luke's, early next month (June) the winning bid will be announced in August.
Fingers crossed, we will get the keys back and re-open in December 2016.
Here are some great photos taken by Duggan & Parr who have now completed Phase One of the works, a collection of 209 photos which show all of the hard work that they have done to our beloved St Luke's (bombed out) Church