Day Tripper: Beatlemania in Liverpool

Liverpool is home to two of my favourite things: the Beatles (and the phenomenon of Beatlemania) and Superlambananas. Last week, in a (successful!) bid to surprise my mum for her birthday, I spent a day in this beautiful maritime city – or rather, spent a sizeable portion of it discovering the outskirts of Liverpool on a Magical Mystery Tour . . .

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Poppies: Weeping Window

St George’s Hall, a neo-classical architectural masterpiece in the heart of Liverpool, is currently hosting Poppies: Weeping Window, a key sculpture from the installation entitled Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, created by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper. Cascading down the facade of the building are thousands of intertwined blood-red poppies, glistening with raindrops by day (such is the stereotypical British weather) and illuminated with overhead lamps by dusk.

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