Watch: How Liverpool restarted live events

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The latest event in the University of Liverpool’s ‘Liverpool Responds’ series saw public health and culture experts discuss how science and society came together to pilot a safe return to live, large scale events.

The panel discussion gave insights into the city’s invaluable contribution to the Government’s Events Research Programme (ERP) - a partnership between University of Liverpool scientists, Liverpool City Council, the event organisers, and the people of Liverpool City Region. The city hosted four hugely successful events as part of the national ERP, with a total of 13,258 people attending The Good Business Festival, two nightclub events hosted by Circus and the Sefton Park Pilot music festival.

Watch a recording of the discussion here:

Chaired by Professor Iain Buchan who led the evaluation of the Events Research Programme in Liverpool, the event panel included:

  • Culture Liverpool Director Claire McColgan MBE and Head of Creative Development, Robin Kemp
  • Professor Matt Ashton, Director of Public Health for Liverpool
  • The University of Liverpool’s Dr Michael Humann, Dr Girvan Burnside and Professor Rhiannon Corcoran

Liverpool Responds is the University of Liverpool’s online event series considering different aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, its response and the sectors affected by it.