International Beatles Day
Three years ago, Liverpool City Counsil and friends decided to make the 10th of July Beatles Day in Liverpool. This year, Beatles Day went global, and is celebrated in the following cities (the list may be incomplete): Liverpool – England, New York – USA, Moscow – Russia, Tokyo – Japan, Sydney – Australia and Kraków – Poland.
Here’s what’s going on in Kraków:
Kraków’s Beatles Day will begin at 10am in the Żaczek students’ club. Out of consideration for the youngest guests, there’ll be creative workshops based on the Yellow Submarine animated film, while at 1pm in the nearby Jagiellonian Library hall the movies A Hard Day’s Night (1964) and Magical Mystery Tour (1967) are shown. After the screenings, there’s a panel discussion scheduled for 5pm. Guests discussing the Fab Four are Piotr Metz (a well known radio journalist who can boast a postcard with greetings from John Lennon himself) and Jerzy Tolak (author of a book about The Beatles and one of the greatest collectors in Poland of records and other items relating to the group). At the end of this special day there’ll be plenty of the greatest hits. At 8pm in Żaczek a concert begins by the winners of a best Beatles cover band competition. The evening’s stars will be The Beatlmen and The Postman.
More information on: www.beatlesday.pl in Polish
Events in Liverpool:
ZELIGS RESTAURANT – LIVERPOOL ONE
11.00 – 6.00 Beatles Artworks, Beatles Day Merchandise and book sale including a chance to get your copy signed by authors Peter Grant and David Bedford
11.00 Grand opening of Beatles Day events by Julia Baird (John Lennon’s sister) and special celeb guest
11.10-11.35 The Liverpool Ukelele Orchestra
11.45- 12.15 The Hang Project
12.30 – 1.00 TJ & Murphy
1.15-1.45 The Dockers
2.00-2.30 The Jives
2.45-3.15 Cavern Sixties Tribute Band
3.30-4.00 Lemon Echo
4.15 – 4.35 Dave Flynn
4.45- 5.15 Tripper
5.30 -6.00 Asa Muphy
10.30 – late VIP Aftershow party – Competition winners or by invitation only
CAVERN CLUB – FRONT STAGE
Cavern club entrance is £2 after 5pm and £3 after 8pm with £1 of entrance fee going to Beatles Day Foundation.
12.00 – 2.00 Tim Shaw
2.30pm – 3.15 Jon Keats (Lennon Show)
3.30 – 4.15 The Shakers (Merseybeat)
4.15 – 4.30 The Jives
4.30 – 5.00 Jon Keats
5.15 – 6.00 The Shakers
6.30 – 8.30 Ronnie Hughes
9.00 – 12.00 The Cave Dwellers
( Cavern Resident Band – Guest Singers & Musicians Welcome!)
12am – 2am Jay Murray
CAVERN CLUB – BACK STAGE
9.30pm – Midnight – Tripper
1.00 – 3.00 Richard Batty
3.00 – 5.00 Ronnie Hughes
5.00 – 9.00 The Kappa Band
11.00 – 5.00 Family Fun including face-painting, DJ, and fancy dress competitions.
11.00- 5.00 Family Fun including face-painting, children’s entertainer, DJ, musicians, fancy dress and disco dancing competitions.
9.00 – 7.00 Charity Abseiling event
MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR
The proceeds of one tour on the day will go to the Beatles Day Foundation.
LIVERPOOL ECHO ARENA
7.00 BEATLES DAY – THE CONCERT – SGT. PEPPER SHOW featuring the Backbeat Beatles, Liverpool Signing Choir and special guests.
Further information at www.beatlesday.tv
We haven’t been able to find out what’s happening in the other cities where Beatles Day is being arranged today, so if you know something about it, please report to us!