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    Phil Redmond. The man who gave the world Brookside, thus popularising scallydom and by definition the Harry Enfield scouser. Brilliant.
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    LIVERPUDLIANS will help make the city’s year as Capital of Culture the best in the world the man in charge of 2008’s artistic programme has claimed. Read
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    Inside Out

    A special investigation into Liverpool's European Capital of Culture plans.

    at 7.30 (only in BBC North West region)

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    Inside Out

    A special investigation into Liverpool's European Capital of Culture plans.

    at 7.30 (only in BBC North West region)

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    I bet John Bobbit didn't say that.
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    Disappointing to see Redmond already in school regulation Culture Company whinge mode. A bit lame to complain about balance when Harborow cancelled the interview they had arranged and Bradley did the usual - dismissing entirely reasonable questions as negativity.


    Redmond: BBC ‘not balanced’

    Sep 21 2007 by David Bartlett, Liverpool Daily Post

    THE Liverpool Culture Company is to submit a formal complaint about a BBC programme which examined a series of failings in the run-up to the 2008 celebrations.

    Phil Redmond, newly-appointed deputy chairman, said the half-hour programme, Inside Out, was unbalanced and did not give a full account of the “positives”.

    Last night, the BBC said it was supportive of the Capital of Culture and already had programmes planned dedicated to the city.

    Inside Out, broadcast on Wednesday night, highlighted a number of embarrassing fiascos, including the recent debacle over the Mathew Street Festival.

    There was also an inter- view with former events manager, Lee Forde, who is suing the council for constructive dismissal.

    Mr Redmond, Mersey TV founder, was elevated to deputy chairman of the Culture Company last week following a slimming-down of the board in the wake of the Mathew Street debacle.

    Since taking the position, he has appealed for community groups to get involved and for businesses to come forward with money to fund new schemes for next year.

    Last night, Mr Redmond said: “Basically it’s all about balance, and the BBC did not get the balance of the story.

    “They should have reflected the recent changes that have taken place, and they didn’t include some of the more positive stuff.”

    The programme was broadcast across the North West, and Mr Redmond said the BBC had “perpetrated and compounded” misconceptions about the city.

    “They have a responsibility to do a more corrective piece.

    “I would like them to do a series of arts programmes that show what is going on in the Capital of Culture.”

    A spokesman for the BBC said: “We have not as yet received a complaint from Phil Redmond, if and when we do we will of course look in to it fully.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    I bet John Bobbit didn't say that.
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    that made me laugh on a horrible rainy day Ged ! !

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    Nice to hear Lindy. Many dozens of muscles are apparently used in that action, that's my idea of keeping fit.
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    200K bill to city for dock concert shambles.

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    Liverpool Culture Company boss quits

    Oct 12 2007 by Joe Riley and Ben Turner


    Chris Green from Liverpool Culture Company has resigned


    LIVERPOOL’S Capital of Culture was today rocked by another top resignation.

    Chris Green, operations’ director of the Culture Company, is leaving to take up a senior job in the private sector.

    Mr Green, said he had made “a very difficult decision” to quit the 08 team.

    He added: “The offer I have received is time limited and I have decided to take the plunge into something new.”

    Mr Green, ranked fourth in seniority at Capital of Culture, is the third top executive to resign. more
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    Culture chief goes sick as report on fiasco awaited

    Oct 16 2007 by David Bartlett, Liverpool Daily Post



    THE MAN who heads Liverpool’s Culture year has taken sick leave just before publication of a report on the Mathew Street fiasco.

    But last night sources close to Jason Harborow insisted that the under-fire chief executive of Liverpool Culture Company would be back at work soon to lead the city into its flagship year.

    Speculation across the city has been growing suggesting that Mr Harborow may quit his job, and this has been fuelled by his absence and the fact he has recently sold a large detached house he owns in Wirral. more
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    Something's going on. Chris Green was at a big launch a month ago, assuming by then, he'd have just started working a months notice before taking up his new post, why was he there then?
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    LIVERPOOL’S Capital of Culture boss is off sick again, two months before the start of the showpiece year. Read

    Go'ed Lad!

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    LIVERPOOL council leader Warren Bradley last night severely criticised the leadership qualities of Culture Company chief executive Jason Harborow. Read
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    I for one will be glad to see the back of him. There are many members on Yo Liverpool who could do a better job than him. Let's face it we have our fingers on Liverpool's pulse and many of us actually live here.

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    LIVERPOOL Culture Company chief executive Jason Harborow yesterday met Liverpool City Council chief executive Colin Hilton to discuss his return to work. Read
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    Jason Harborow

    Who is he and do we, the people of Liverpool, need him ????.
    I doubt it.
    Give him a sicknote and send him on his way.

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    We believe that Lee Forde is being made the scapegoat for the Mathew Street debacle. The official report has been tampered with. Responsibility for the disastrous cancellation of the Mathew Street Festival lies with The Leader of the Council, Warren Bradley; the Executive Member, Mike Storey; city council chief executive Colin Hilton; and the chief executive of the Culture Company, Jason Harborow. These four men should now do the decent thing and resign.

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    Council leader faces probe over secret meeting
    Dec 1 2007
    by David Bartlett, Liverpool Daily Post



    LIVERPOOL council leader Warren Bradley last night confirmed he held a secret meeting with a former official who was blamed for the cancellation of the Mathew Street festival.

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    Warren Bradley and Mike Storey face Mathew Street festival probe
    Dec 1 2007
    by Nick Coligan, Liverpool Echo

    POLITICAL watchdogs could launch an investigation into senior city councillors as the aftermath of the Mathew Street festival fiasco continues.

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    Council crisis looms over leader's secret meetings
    Dec 3 2007
    by David Bartlett, Liverpool Daily Post

    THE chief executive of Liverpool City Council last night appeared to question the explanation given by the authority’s leader, Warren Bradley, about a secret meeting with a former council official.

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    Council crisis looms


    Great. Something has to be done about ALL THIS CRAP

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    Under the circumstances I hope Joe Anderson tells them where they can stick their facilitated reading on a private and confidential basis


    Opposition leader may see report

    Dec 3 2007 by Nick Coligan, Liverpool Echo

    THE original version of a report into the Mathew Street festival fiasco may finally see the light of day.

    Council opposition leader Joe Anderson was told he might be allowed to read the document “on a strictly private and confidential basis”.

    Liverpool council leader Warren Bradley commissioned an investigation into why the showpiece festival was axed at the last minute in the wake of its cancellation.

    But the inquiry was wracked with controversy when the first report produced by council officers was sent to legal experts so “inaccuracies” identified by Cllr Bradley could be addressed.

    It led to accusations from opposition councillors that the report’s substance was changed before the final version was published on November 16.

    Now council chief executive Colin Hilton has said he is considering letting Labour’s Cllr Anderson read the original document in the presence of town hall finance chief Phil Halsall and standards committee chairman Howard Winik.

    In a letter to Cllr Anderson, Mr Hilton said: “I am asking the monitoring officer to consider a facilitated reading of that document on a strictly private and confidential basis.”

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    Lee Forde is not a happy bunny, they must have thought they could blame him and it'd just go away and all would be well
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    Culture chief expected back at work today after eight weeks off sick
    Dec 4 2007
    by David Bartlett, Liverpool Daily Post

    LIVERPOOL Culture Company chief executive Jason Harborow will return to work today after more than eight weeks off sick.

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    Bradley’s toughest week
    Dec 11 2007
    by Nick Coligan, Liverpool Echo

    LIVERPOOL’S council leader is facing the most crucial week of his reign so far.

    Only two years after replacing former town hall leader Mike Storey, Warren Bradley is having a testing time as the Mathew Street festival row continues to rage.

    This week, he might find out if he faces a long external investigation into accusations he broke council rules by meeting former festival manager Lee Forde at his home last month.

    He can also expect a rough ride at an extraordinary council meeting tomorrow.

    Opposition councillors will use their special privilege to air Mr Forde’s account of that meeting, including accusations the ECHO cannot yet repeat for legal reasons.

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    (see Liverpool subCulture...)

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    Living away from Liverpool I hadn't heard all the fuss about the festival being cancelled until I saw it here. Lee Forde's name seemed familiar but I couldn't think why. Just trawled through a stack of business cards and found his. Remember now - met him in London a coupe of years ago and we discovered we'd both once worked at the same place - The NEC in Birmingham. Quite liked Lee and sorry to read he's having such a rough ride over this.
    Have councillors anywhere ever put their hand up and said - oops, sorry I screwed up this time, rather than always sought a sacrificial lamb.
    Don't know the details of the fiasco and whether Lee is or isn't to blame, but it does seem like he's carrying a can that should have a lot more names on it.

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    Crisis talks to plug £20m Capital of Culture hole
    Dec 12 2007
    by David Bartlett, Liverpool Daily Post

    A CRISIS meeting has been called to discuss how Liverpool can plug a £20m black hole in the city’s Capital of Culture finances.

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    Web site: www.liverpoolheritageforum.org.uk Contact: email@liverpool-heritage.org.uk

    A networking organisation of voluntary cultural societies in the Liverpool area. Please send information about your activities to the above email address. Do look at our website.

    NEWSLETTER No 37 12 December 2007

    GETTING 2008 RIGHT

    Ø Jason Harborow is back at work, after a period of sick leave, as Chief Executive of the Culture Company and therefore head of the preparations for 2008. We wish him well but have to say that if he is to regain the confidence of the people of Liverpool he will have to do better than previously. It’s not just about the cancellation of the Mathew Street Festival. It’s also about what I have heard described by several insiders as “the mess” in Millennium House, the failure to answer letters and the failure to really capture the enthusiasm of the people so as to get the city as a whole, not just officials, ready to make 2008 the splendid show which it deserves to be. We are constantly exhorted by people in high places to be positive and supportive. They should not need to be told that the most of the people are eager to be supportive and will be supportive - once they can see something to be supportive of! The programme of events has some wonderful events in it. We are optimistic that Phil Redmond will make this come right. What is now needed is for the city to look clean and “en fête” - there is some distance to go to get this right.
    Ø BBC Manchester has confirmed that a planned programme investigating Liverpool Culture Company’s handling of 2008 has been dropped. The Panorama programme was originally understood to be scheduled to go on air before the end of the year and the ongoing BBC investigation had led to a variety of rumours about the programme’s
    possibly damaging content. No reason for the abrupt cancellation has been given, although a BBC spokesperson did suggest that programme may be revived later.

    Suggestions that the programme may have criticised the management of the city’s efforts had created anxiety among the city’s businesses and other stakeholders who hoped to profit from the PR boost which 2008 should provide. It was feared that adverse publicity may damage the prestige of the city and the event.

    (Ed: Liverpool needs to sort out its problems itself and does not need sniping at by the BBC, which although notionally a national service mainly looks at things from a London point of view. Now, if we had a tithe of the public money being lavished on the London Olympics, things would be different!).
    Ø The Chamber of Commerce has been active in promoting 2008 in its magazine, on its website and in talks by its officers. It has succeeded in attracting the British Chambers of Commerce national conference to the city in 2008, the first time it has been out of London for many years. Keynote speakers will be Lord Digby Jones, Sir Terence Leahy and one or possibly more senior Ministers and their opposition counterparts. This is certainly putting Liverpool on the map.
    There remains the question of whose responsibility it is to “dress” the city and make it tourist friendly - flags, flowers, “welcome” signs, facilities for using euros and dollars, continuing the improvement in street cleaning until acceptable standards are reached and dealing with dereliction and dirt on private as well as public properties. While the prime responsibility for this is with Liverpool Culture Company, individual retailers, banks, restaurants, bars and other businesses have a duty to the city and to their own profit and loss accounts to play an active part in this. I went into a retailer in Church Street the other day and asked what contact the manager had received about preparing for 2008. The answer: “none” - but he made a note in his diary to do something. What is the Culture Company doing? It is to be hoped that the Chamber of Commerce will continue to nag them into action.
    “What has all this to do with Liverpool Heritage Forum?”, you may ask. The answer is that we want visitors to enjoy our heritage and culture so that they will return and encourage other visitors to come here. This will be good for the city’s economy and employment market generally and should increase the funding available to conserving and displaying our heritage and culture. A stay in a city is judged by all aspects of the visit, not just the museums or the concerts.

    Ø The Forum hears that passengers arriving in Liverpool on cruise ships are often taken straight off on visits to Manchester and Chester. This is very sad from Liverpool’s point of view. The Forum is therefore working on a simple guide to Liverpool from the heritage point of view and a walking tour which the tourists
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