Concert for George

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Press Office Volunteer Louise Beard writes:

Next Thursday will be the 11th anniversary of Liverpool legend, George Harrison, passing away. To mark this event Concert for George will be shown in the new theatre at the Museum of Liverpool. The screening is particularly special because it’s the first event to take place in the theatre; the fact that the first event is a concert dedicated to one of Liverpool’s best loved musicians has lovely symmetry with the Museum of Liverpool’s commitment to reflecting the city’s global significance. 

Photograph of George Harrison's guitar

Photo taken by Richard Young © Oops Publishing Limited

All proceeds from tickets will go to George’s charity, Material World Charitable Foundation. Rather that supporting one cause in particular, the MWC was set up to encourage various forms of artistic impression and philosophies as well as other established charities. Two local causes that have benefited from George’s charity are the Alder Hey Rocking Horse appeal and LIPA.

The concert played host to a number of notables including, of course, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr as well as Eric Clapton and Tom Petty. Monty Python also celebrate, in Michael Palin’s words, ‘the superhuman specialness’ of the evening with their performance of ‘Sit on My Face’ and the ‘Lumberjack Song’. The opportunity to relive this ‘superhuman special’ concert seems a, well, special opportunity.

Tickets for this one-off event cost £20 and are available from the Museum of Liverpool shop and by phone on 0151 478 4083. On the night, ticket holders will also receive an original (in short supply) souvenir Concert for George t-shirt.