Engage Liverpool: Three Seminars In Three Graces
Liverpool is bursting with world class events for culture vultures and business leaders alike, but this Autumn’s Engage Liverpool seminars, which examine how cities can make the most of UNESCO World Heritage Status, perfectly combines the two.
Throughout October 2018 there will be three events with a line-up of expert speakers from Strasbourg, Hamburg and Bordeaux, each one taking place in one of Liverpool’s “Three Graces”, which sit on the city’s famous, UNESCO recognised, waterfront – Royal Liver Building, Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building (all just a short walk from our city centre apartments).
UNESCO World Heritage Status
Building on its incredibly successful 2017 Seminar series, exploring Liverpool’s then critically “under threat” UNESCO World Heritage status, local social enterprise Engage Liverpool will host the three seminars, focusing on the inspirational experiences of three European UNESCO Cities – Strasbourg, Hamburg and Bordeaux.
With the lessened risk to Liverpool’s World Heritage Status, this year Engage Liverpool is focusing on how UNESCO status can benefit the city through development, civic design, tourism, economic and cultural regeneration and local appreciation.
Three Cities, Three Seminars, Three Graces
The cities of Strasbourg, Hamburg and Bordeaux have been invited in recognition of their achievements in terms of utilising UNESCO status to enhance their regeneration and development, boost their tourism industry as well as adding value to their citizens experience of living and working in the city.
With the use of the Three Graces as the venues for the seminars, providing access to the buildings not usually open to city centre residents, the events are combining the celebration of Liverpool’s world famous architecture whilst encouraging engagement and debate around the future of the city.
Key Dates & Confirmed Speakers
Speakers confirmed so far include the Mayor of Strasbourg, Roland Ries and the architect Henri Bava who is leading a major development project (Deux-Rives) in the city.
Bordeaux and Hamburg will be attending with managers of their World Heritage Sites along with an architect working in each city. There will also be a local panel with guests including Councillor Hetty Wood, Councillor Alice Bennett, Mark Kitts – Assistant Director Regeneration at Liverpool City Council and Councillor Tricia O’Brien.
The Strasbourg event will take place on Wednesday 3rd October (5.30-7.30pm) in the Cunard Building. Seminar two, Bordeaux, will take place on Wednesday 17th October (5.30-7.30pm) in the Port of Liverpool Building, while the final seminar, Hamburg, will take place on Wednesday 31st October (5.30-7.30pm) in the Royal Liver Building.