Art, Architecture, and Memory: Decoding Liverpool's Town Hall Treasures

Tuesday, 10am - 4pm

Start Date

23 July 2024

Tuesday, 10am - 4pm.


Join our local historian, Lee Kendall, on an unforgettable journey through Liverpool's cultural epicentre. Explore the iconic Town Hall, a masterpiece by John Wood of Bath, and learn about its rich heritage and communal spirit. Uncover captivating tales behind an exquisite collection of artworks, architecture, and historical artefacts. From Nelson's sword to the mesmerizing portrait of James Maury, Liverpool's first American Consul, each piece holds a fascinating narrative. Immerse yourself in the intricate details of Minerva's codestone statue and other hidden gems as we unravel the building's historical tapestry. Engage in thought-provoking discussions on its ties to slavery and pivotal role in the American Civil War's conclusion. This course promises to intrigue and enchant participants with a passion for Liverpool's vibrant history, art, architecture, and cultural significance. Join us on an artistic odyssey through time and uncover the soul of Liverpool.

10am -10.30amTea and Coffee provided
10.30am-11.30am Session 1
11.30am-11.45amBreak (tea & coffee provided)
11.45am-12.45pmSession 2
12.45pm-1.45pm Lunch (not provided)
1.45pm-2.45pmSession 3
2.45pm-3pmBreak (tea & coffee provided)
3pm-4pmSession 4


Course Lecturer: Dr Lee Kendall

Dr. Lee R. Kendall was born in Liverpool in 1974 and earned his BA (Hons) in History of Art at University of Leicester in 1997 before going on to complete a PhD in the same subject at Liverpool John Moores University in 2006. An independent art historian with a particular interest in all things Liverpool related, his publications include “Being for the Benefit of… Beatles Art in Liverpool” (2012). He has been part of the front of house team at Tate Gallery, Liverpool since 2009 and has lectured for the University of Liverpool's CE Department since 2019.

Courses fees: Full fee £65

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