Why come to Liverpool?
Liverpool is a historic maritime city in northwest England, where the River Mersey meets the Irish Sea. A key trade and migration port from the 18th to the early 20th centuries, it is now a modern, vibrant city proud of its rich heritage, world trade roots, famous for its friendly people, and known worldwide for football and a particular pop foursome. Only by visiting can you fully appreciate how much this wonderful city has to offer.
For a compact city, Liverpool features an impressive collection of attractions. The waterfront boasts a fascinating mix of the historic and modern, while the city itself features everything from historic quarters to modern shopping and entertainment areas. With plenty of open space, Liverpool is a joy to wander – you will find pleasant surprises around many corners.
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What is this Lambanana
everyone is talking about?
This is a very good question, what is this lambanana? In basic terms a lambanana is a merge of a ‘lamb’ and a ‘banana’ which was originally created by a Japanese artist Taro Chiezo. The sculpture was created for the ArtTransPennine Exhibition in 1998, part of an initiative to create a 'corridor of art' through the North of England.
Liverpool's contribution, was the Superlambanana which was unveiled to the city at the reopening of Liverpool's branch of the famous Tate Gallery. An ironic comment on the dangers of genetic engineering, it was developed with the city specifically in mind as both the banana and lamb were once a common cargo in Liverpool's bustling docks and is now seen as a representation of the city’s traditional role as a port, exporting Lancashire wool and importing Fyffes bananas.
Chiezo’s SuperLambBanana was intended as a fusion of thoughts about the future and the past at a time when Liverpool was leaving behind a rather troubled recent history to become a centre of excellence for medical science and hi-tech engineering.
Chiezo had first created a model of the hybrid beast just four inches tall and that was brought to towering 17-foot life by local sculptor Andy Small, Julian Taylor, Tommy Reason and Ray Stokes and these are what you will see when you come to Liverpool in October 2016!