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    I am sick of hearing about the capital of culture already so I thought I would attempt to instigate a backlash.


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    What exactly is 08 all gonna be about? Don't get me wrong if the regeneration of the city in the name of 08 continues that's a good thing although it is debatable if anything other than Yuppie flats is being built.

    However, it seems to me that in 08 we can all go shopping in the Grosvenor Development (WOOOPEEDI!) Or go and see Simon Rattle on the Philharmonic (WHO?) I'm sure the people of Kensington or Anfield are already saving their giro's up to pay for days out planned by all those trendy wendys in the culture company.

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    why would you want to do that? after all, new jobs have and are being created, look at how many new retail jobs have been created. Look at how many construction staff have work. Maybe yes yuppie flats but yuppy flats bring prosperity and money to the area, they pay council tax too, and the more buildings the more council tax the lower the over all bill!. I think its a golden oppotunity to promote all things good about Liverpool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suburban View Post
    What exactly is 08 all gonna be about?
    I think that's half the problem - we don't know what it's about! But given all the tales we are hearing about local arts organisations, local trade union branches, local community groups, etc. being excluded - we suspect it is NOT going to be about us.

    PS What has the regeneration of the built environment got to do with the Capital of Culture?

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    Yeh I agree but i think we are missing something here. Its like people who don't like christmas and 08 seems like a year long enforced christmas which is not only an anticlimax but smaltzy and bland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howie View Post
    I think that's half the problem - we don't know what it's about! But given all the tales we are hearing about local arts organisations, local trade union branches, local community groups, etc. being excluded - we suspect it is NOT going to be about us.
    I actually agree with you on that Howie.

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    ** I thought it was a combination of the citys birthday and winning the capital of culture award, I dont think it was ever about the local population, that just rides on the back, its about historic events, isnt it? I mean how can you do things about local people, unless of course there long dead?
    the regeneration of the city I would have thought was more to do with prosperity and investment (faith in) the city of Liverpool. I think it will be a good year for all things historical, fine architecture, historic events, culturalism. I agree though that local people should take part in promoting all things good.
    its not about spending money on the people of liverpool, its about the history and divirsity of the city over the years.
    what did you think it was? give away free things?
    this is a once in a life time event for the council to try and pull investment in, to try and create new jobs, off the back of new homes.
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