Sefton Park Palm House to host Liverpool, Next Stop New York event

Sefton Park Palm House is set to host part of this year’s Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF). The Grade II* listed venue will feature a range of free activities including a late night party, an exploration event, an art exhibition and a marketplace. The series of events will occur as part of the ‘Liverpool, Next Stop New York’ exhibition, which has been especially curated to explore the link between Liverpool and Black American Music and run alongside the annual festival. Director of Sefton Park Palm House Moira Leonard said: “We are absolutely thrilled to play such a prominent role in this year’s LIMF celebrations. Our location makes us easily accessible from the main hub of the festival, so we’re sure we’ll see a lot of guests coming to visit us and explore the goings on. “The weekend will begin with a launch party from 8pm on Friday evening, followed by an ‘Exploration’ on Saturday and Sunday, which will give guests the opportunity to engage in exciting lectures and discussions with some of the exhibitions most important figures. “Finally, on Monday 31, a market place will set up shop in the Palm House selling gig posters, second hand vinyl’s, CD’s and screen prints- all in fitting with the musical theme of the weekend.” Running from August 6-23, the ‘Liverpool, Next Stop New York’ art exhibition will take place in The View Two Gallery, before seeing its finest pieces, including original paintings, screen prints and photography, moved to the Palm House in time for the Bank Holiday Weekend festivities. Infamous DJ’s Greg Wilson, Les Spaine and long running hip-hop crew No Fakin’ are set to headline the launch party on Friday 28, while the Exploration will feature interactive discussion with original Cunard Yanks Richie Barton and Billy Harrison alongside many more esteemed guests. Moira added: “The Liverpool International Music Festival will see world famous artists including Basement Jaxx, Echo and the Bunnymen and Laura Mvula take to the stage, so it’s set to be a really varied and interesting event. “We can’t wait to welcome guests from Liverpool and much further afield to Sefton Park and our wonderful Palm House.” For more information about events at Sefton Park Palm House visit www.palmhouse.org.uk/whats-on.php