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I am in Liverpool doing some work…I am leading an arts project in June with ZHO theatre. The project is about a building on Mill Street (the Park Palace) which used to be a music hall and a cinema. I am planning the project which will work with children in Mill Street looking at the history and trying to rebuild the theatre as it was in 1904 (by making a model of the theatre). WE will be telling stories, making backdrops, theatre bills, etc etc. The project will last a week and will culminate in an exhibition and presentation at the building.

Anyway, I am here to do some research and meet with the leaders and company. Today I have been in the Central library finding out what is available there. I like to use the stuff that is available in the public domain so that anyone can access it at anytime. There was a surprising amount to stuff there. Pictures, playbills, newspapers maps etc etc. So, plenty to go on. It was hard work though. Usually I like to do this sort of trawling slowly and methodically but seeing as I only had one day I had to rush at it and it is going to take a while to make sense of all the info I have found.

I think I have an idea for a story and a way into the drama. Just got to have a bit of a think. Not now though because my brain has stopped and I need some food. I think Andrea and I are going to find something to eat and see a film. Sorry that I haven’t been in touch with anyone else. This flying visit has been very much focused on this project and I haven’t had a chance to roam beyond it. Next time – and we will be back very very soon.

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Written by ellenloudon

April 8, 2008 at 6:34 pm

Posted in Liverpool, music hall

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  1. Hi, my name is John Sharples my dad Harry my mum Rose and my sister Rose all worked at the Park Palace.I also used to go there about 3 times a week so I know the layout,if I can be of any help in your project.

    john s

    April 12, 2008 at 8:13 pm

  2. john s,thanks for getting in touch.it would be great to find out about the layout and hear some of your park palace stories. Do you have email? Mine is ellen@ellenloudon.com. do drop me a line. thanks.

    Ellen Loudon

    April 12, 2008 at 9:18 pm


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