Event organisers to stage mass celebrations in Liverpool

23rd December 2008

<p>Event organisers are to stage mass celebrations in Liverpool on 10th January to mark exactly a year since the city was declared Capital of Culture, reports the BBC.</p><p>Event venues across the city will open late to mark the evening, which will begin with a look at the new Pier Head before culminating in a huge firework display arranged from boats moored on the river. Dance performances will punctuate the evening while an arts and crafts market will also be set up to keep people entertained. Event venues such as Tate Liverpool, the Contemporary Urban Centre and Open Eye will also be involved.</p><p>Councillor Warren Bradley, leader of Liverpool City Council and deputy chairman of Liverpool Culture Company, told the BBC: "2008 was a life-changing year for this city and we want to say thank you for everyone who helped play their part - and in Liverpool's case that means everyone."</p><p>The year is considered to have been a success for Liverpool, with event venues across the city seeing a surge in admissions.</p><p>Liverpool Daily Post reports that Liverpool's Philharmonic Hall and the Everyman and Playhouse theatres were crucial to the city's 2008 success.<br/><img alt="ADNFCR-1753-ID-18944286-ADNFCR" src="http://feeds.directnews.co.uk/feedtrack/justcopyright.gif?feedid=1753&itemid=18944286" /></p>