Celebrate Global Scouse Day

SEFTON Park’s Palm House, which has welcomed many Scousers and visitors through its doors over the years, will be celebrating all things Liverpool with a host of events to celebrate Global Scouse Day on Wednesday 28 February.

Global Scouse Day was created by Liverpool’s very own world traveller Graham Hughes to commemorate and celebrate the city’s iconic dish – Scouse. Since it started, it has sky-rocketed into an international celebration of Liverpool with events taking place as far away as Australia each year.

The festivities will kick off on Wednesday with an extra special cinema night, where ticket holders will be treated to a screening of Frank Clarke’s classic feature ‘Letter to Brezhnev’, as well as a talk from Graham about how Global Scouse Day came to be. The romantic comedy, which was released in 1985, is set in Liverpool during the early 80s and follows two friends as they drink, party and fall in love with two Russian soldiers, all against the backdrop of our stunning city.

And the fun doesn’t stop there – for those who fancy a Scouse-themed giggle or two, the aptly-titled ‘Scouse Comedy Night’ on Friday 2 March is not one to miss. Headlined by award-winning comedian Chris Cairns and supported by many more talented local comedians, the truly unique sense of humour enjoyed across Liverpool will leave you in fits of laughter.

Throughout all of this, the Palm House will also be showcasing ‘In My Liverpool Home’ – an exhibition celebrating all of the amazing people, places, experiences and joys that can be found in Liverpool. The exhibition will include artwork, photographs, song lyrics and much more from a variety of contributors including schoolchildren from Mab Lane Primary School, young people from the Young People Advisory Service, performers from MD Productions, and local photographer Mary Nicholson.

James Devlin, event coordinator at The Palm House, said: “These events, as well as our In My Liverpool Home exhibition, are just some of the many ways we show our appreciation to the fantastic city of Liverpool, and the many lovely Scousers who enter our doors.

“Of course, it wouldn’t be Global Scouse Day without tucking in to some delicious Scouse, so included in the price of your ticket to our cinema and comedy nights will be a Scouse pie from the Homebaked Co-operative Bakery in Anfield.

“To reminisce about what Liverpool looked like back in the day or fall off your chair laughing at a hilarious joke amongst the beautiful botanic collections on display at the Palm House is an incredibly special experience, and we can’t wait to welcome you all on Global Scouse Day.”

Graham Hughes, creator of Global Scouse Day, said: “When I started Global Scouse Day all those years ago, never in a million years did I think it would be as popular as it is today. Even after travelling all over the world, I still think Liverpool is the greatest city in the world, and I can’t wait to celebrate the day at the Palm House, watching an iconic film set in the city.”

If you would like to contribute your own special item or piece of artwork to the In My Liverpool Home exhibition, please bring it along to the Palm House on or before Monday 27 February.

To learn more about how to book your tickets for the Palm House’s Global Scouse Day events visit www.palmhouse.org.uk. To find out more Global Scouse Day visit www.globalscouseday.com