Liverpool will mark one year since the first Covid-19 lockdown when the city stages Liverpool Together on Tuesday 23 March.

The emotive event will be held exactly one year on from the first lockdown in England.

Liverpool City Council’s award-winning Culture Liverpool team will curate the event in partnership with BBC Radio Merseyside.

The event will reflect on the unforgettable year and celebrate the resilience and solidarity of the city.

Acting Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Wendy Simon, said: “This past year has been one of extraordinary loss and change.

“Every single person in the city, and in the world, has been impacted by the pandemic.

“The 23 March is such a pivotal milestone, we want to host an event which recognises just how hard life has been over the past 12 months, whilst also highlighting some of the incredible things which people from across our city have done.”

The event will be streamed online and will feature poetry, readings, film and first-person accounts.

Councillor Simon added: “It’s a moment for us all, to not only come together to reflect, but also to look forward to our next, shared chapter.

“We can build back better and fairer- this city is the ultimate comeback kid and I have no doubt that brighter times are ahead.”

BBC Radio Merseyside’s Managing Editor, Andrew Bowman, said how proud they are to bring listeners across Merseyside the ‘special’ programme.

“Liverpool Together is a chance for the whole city to remember and to look forward,” Mr Bowman finished.

Full details of the event will be published by Liverpool City Council in the coming weeks.

Featured image by Beverley Goodwin.

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