I could talk about Merseyside culture relentlessly quite easily to those who have got long enough to listen to me and I’d like to do just that as our local city is bursting with cultural events at the moment.
Recently there have been some fantastic events along the Mersey especially the Mersey River festival and soon we have the giants back again in Liverpool to mark the centenary of the First World War. In Port Sunlight village on 7 September this year, volunteers will re-create the departure from Port Sunlight of the hundreds who left the works to volunteer in the Great War. Each volunteer will learn about an individual who left the works for that conflict, and it will be an opportunity for all to learn more and remember.
Last week here in Wirral I was very happy to be invited to my old school Wirral Grammar when they were hosting students and teachers from partner schools in South Africa and Namibia. It was really great to meet everybody there and lovely to see everybody getting to know each other. In my role as shadow development minister, it is always good to understand more about other countries, and I was pleased to see local schools taking a lead on this. Students I spoke to were enthusiastic about the chance to exchange experiences and to have an opportunity to learn about different cultures.
Also close to home, if you are looking for an enjoyable afternoon out there will be a community fun day taking place in New Ferry on the 12th July with music, classic cars and dancing between 10 AM and 3PM and admission is free so do come along.
By Alison McGovern for Wirral News