INDIVIDUALS from the worlds of film, music, art and education are set to be honoured by the city. An extraordinary council meeting taking place at Liverpool Town Hall on Wednesday 9 November is considering a recommendation that the following people become Citizens of Honour:
- Vasily Petrenko – Under his leadership as Principal Conductor and Chief Conductor, the reputation of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and in turn Liverpool, has travelled across the world, wowing audiences wherever they travel.
- David Yates – local award winning and highly acclaimed British filmmaker who has been instrumental in bringing huge productions such as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to film in the city.
- James Barton – Founder of Liverpool based super club Cream and has been regarded as one of the most influential people in the electronic dance scene.
- Tom Murphy – a sculptor whose work can be seen across Liverpool including the iconic Bill Shankly memorial at Anfield, John Lennon located at John Lennon Airport, a tribute to the Blitz in the grounds of St Nicholas Church and Bessie Braddock and Ken Dodd at Liverpool Lime Street Station.
- Professor Michael Parkinson – an adviser to the Vice Chancellor of the University of Liverpool and Executive Director of the Heseltine Institute he is a key ambassador for the city, lecturing nationally and internationally and is also an advisor on urban affairs to organisations such as the European Commission.