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The Grade I listed building will become the temporary home to the John Lennon Peace Statue from August 1st, taking pride of place in the Heritage area.
The stunning artwork, which is 180cm high and made of bronze, is the creation of artist Laura Lian. It has been cast by Castle Foundry and will be in place until end of September.
Laura Lian is looking for funding to place it somewhere ‘special’ in Liverpool City after it’s stay at St. George’s Hall.
“I made the statue to help inspire a new generation to reinforce John and Yoko’s message of Peace “says artist and creator Laura Lian. “We are really excited to have the statue at this beautiful historical Hall in Liverpool.”
General Manager of St George’s Hall, Alan Smith, said: “We’re delighted to host this statue showcasing one of Liverpool’s most-loved sons. In the month of August & September the city celebrates International Beatle Week and it’s fitting that we welcome this new addition. It’s sure to be a hit and will become a must-visit selfie and Instagram spot.”
In addition to showing the statue, there will be a Postcard Exhibition. The public are invited to donate their postcard-sized designs depicting the theme of Peace. Artists, photographers and particularly students and children can take part. The ‘postcards’ of approx. 4 x 6 or 5 x 7 can be of any material: card, cloth, ceramic, metal etc. One entry per person. All entries will be displayed at the Hall during August. In addition, a silent auction will take place on a selected number in the week of 21st of September , International Peace Day.
The postcards will be for sale and proceeds will be distributed between The Hall, the Statue project and War Child Charity. Entries can be sent to P.O. Box 5386 Wells. BA5 9BS with the name and details of the artist on the back of each entry.
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