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Young artists enjoy fab tour of Beatles’ home city

Published on 18/01/18

Art students from Cromer Academy were merry across the Mersey as they took in Liverpool’s world-famous music venues, galleries, and museums on a cultural visit to the city.

Tieing in with their classroom work on 1960s pop culture, the Year 8 and 9 students viewed artworks by Peter Blake, who designed many of the Fab Four’s album covers, and pop artist Roy Lichtenstein at the Tate Liverpool gallery.

The group also visited the Walker Gallery to see exhibitions by Turner Prize winner Lubiana Himid, and a collection of Grayson Perry’s dresses.

At the British Music Experience museum, students took part in a workshop on ‘Teenagers in pop culture’ and viewed exhibits of pop memorabilia from the 1950s to the present day, including costumes worn by The Beatles and David Bowie.

The magical mystery tour culminated with a visit to see Beatles classics performed at the Cavern Club, where the group honed their stagecraft in 292 gigs between 1961 and 1963.

Art teacher Sammy Merry said: “This was a fantastic trip to a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with many links to the 1960s.

“Our students have been enthused and inspired by the visit, and I’m looking forward to seeing the impact it has on their own artwork.”