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Past exhibitions

The Mersey Sound at 50 | 28-Jul-17 to 24-Sep-17


Delve into the history and works of the Liverpool Poets in this exhibition of original manuscripts, ephemera, posters, audio and video material.

In 1967, The Mersey Sound brought poetry down from the shelf and onto the street, capturing the mood of the Sixties. A publishing phenomenon, it went on to become the bestselling poetry anthology of all time.

In this exhibition, you can retrace the emergence of Adrian Henri, Roger McGough and Brian Patten onto the 1960s poetry scene.

Whether they wrote of young love, pop idols, atomic bombs, eccentric bus conductors or sci-fi superheroes, the Liverpool Poets were contemporary, urban and accessible. Through their books and live readings, they helped make poetry a part of popular culture.

Curated by Catherine Marcangeli.

From Friday 28 July to Sunday 24 September 2017

Open Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 8pm (closed Mondays)


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