Have you ever visisted St. Luke, the bombed-out church at the top of Bold Street, Liverpool?
It's usually open from Monday to Friday but during the Biennial it will be possible to visit it during the week-end as well!
I'always liked this building and I did some research about it.
Designed by John Foster, it was built in 1811 and consecrated in 1831. On the 5th of May in 1941 it was hit and burned by Germans during the Second World War blitz. Today it still stands as a burnt out shell and its churchyard is a public park, as you maybe know. Thanks to Urban Strawberry Lunch, Artists in Residence at St. Luke, it's now possible to visit this church.
You just have to sign a piece of paper accepting liability for any injuries, loss, damage etc to yourself or your property - in other words be careful because its hazardous. Not very though. There's the old black and white photographs from before and after the bombing, the instruments made by junk belonging to USL (you can enjoy and have a go!) and now Yoko Ono latest visual work, Skyladders, as part of Liverpool Biennial: she means to build a forest of ladders to find space for dreams and the imagination under the open skies. The ladders donated by locals will then be sold for charity but at the moment there were only a few. Please give a donation if you go for a visit. It will help to keep maintainig this public space, one of the few green spots in Liverpool.