Liverpool Cathedral has announced two unique twilight tower experiences outside of the usual evening opening season.
On November 29th, members of the public can visit the tower and also learn how to play Christmas carols on the handbells at a specially-designed workshop. Mulled wine and festive treats will also be available to buy on the night. Twilight tower access starts at 6.30pm and the workshop is from 7.00pm – 8.00pm.
On January 31st craft lovers will also be able to combine their tower trip with a fascinating embroidery workshop. Cathedral embroidery experts will be on hand to answer questions about the embroidery on display in the Cathedral, people can have a go at embroidery themselves and also visit the Elizabeth Hoare Embroidery Gallery. The Embroidery Gallery houses an exquisite and unique collection of Victorian and Edwardian ecclesiastical embroidery and also offers fantastic views of the interior of the Cathedral from fifty feet above.
Kevin Stott, Retail Manager at Liverpool Cathedral said: “These extra evenings, outside of the usual twilight tower season, are in response to requests from the public for more opportunities to enjoy the night time views from the tower. We also had a fantastic reaction to last season’s bell tower evenings, which offered access to the bell chamber and a chance to meet the bell ringers. We hope that these two new evenings will appeal to even more people who are looking for a unique, behind-the-scenes experience of the Cathedral, combined with amazing city views.”
No previous experience is required for either evening and each can be booked by groups or individuals. Tickets for each evening cost £7.50, which includes the workshop and tower entry. The tower will be open until 8.30pm with the last ticket at 8.00pm on both nights.
People are also being encouraged to #tweetfromthetower on both evenings – and post pictures of themselves or their view from the top. #tweetfromthetower has had a huge response with hundreds of people posting their pictures – see for yourself at www.twitter.com/LivCathedral or visit our facebook page www.facebook.com/LiverpoolCathedral