Young people in Liverpool will be taking over the Town Hall this month.
In a move to make the Town Hall more accessible to everyone, the Lord Mayor, Councillor Sharon Sullivan is introducing a number of themed months starting in October.
The first theme, which will run throughout this month, is ‘young people’ and is aimed at getting Liverpool’s youngsters into the Town Hall for a number of events and activities. These will coincide with the election of the Junior Lord Mayors, whose inauguration will then take place at a special service on 31 October.
Councillor Sharon Sullivan said: “This iconic building belongs to the people of Liverpool and during my time as Lord Mayor I want to encourage as many people, young and old, to come along to the Town Hall.
“During the next few months I hope to see many different groups of people come through the doors of the Town Hall and take part in the range of activities and events that we are offering.
“This is a wonderful building to host events and I hope to see many more people using it.”
There will be a special open day on 24 October (half term week), where it is hoped young people will come along to the Town Hall, with their families and look around the building. During the open day there will also be opportunities to meet with the Lord Mayor and Deputy Lord Mayor.
Other events for the month of October will also include a visit from Cologne girl’s football team on Friday 12 October. The team, aged between 18 and 25, will play Liverpool University on 13 October, the first time non professional women teams will have played during our 60 years of twinning with Cologne.
The themed months will also extend to other civic buildings such as St George’s Hall who are planning to hold a welcome event for this year’s intake of young international students.
On days when the Town Hall isn’t in use, members of the public are free to pop in and have a look around.
Events confirmed are:
• 30 October: International Student Welcome at St George’s Hall
• 31 October: Inauguration of Junior Lord Mayors, lower and upper