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…what a mess.
when I was in Liverpool at the weekend the news broke that the Matthew Street Festival might not go ahead this year. A serious blunder for the culture company which from we are just now doesn’t seem to bode well for next year’s capital of culture events. I know there has been much debate about how things are going re:CC and the city might be starting to look quite a different place. But as you travel out of the city centre it doesn’t feel like everyone is getting a fair bite of the re-development apple. Of course it is easy to be critical (particularly if you are living half way across the country and are only visiting) but I really hope my worst fears prove wrong. There are still a lot of buildings to get up, infer-structure to secure and given the Matthew Street Festival problems health and Safety issues to resolve.

It looks like the festival will be saved by the intervention of Council leader Warren Bradley but whatever happens the unwelcome press reports have certainly tarnished the city’s 800th birthday celebrations.

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Written by ellenloudon

August 9, 2007 at 1:32 pm

Posted in Liverpool

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