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Paul McCartney supports crowdfunding campaign to save Liverpool venue

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Sir Paul McCartney supports crowdfunding campaign to save Liverpool venue
St Luke's Church has raised over £20,000 to help running costs
By NME News Desk 
October 8, 2014

Sir Paul McCartney has offered his support to save an arts venue in his hometown of Liverpool.

Representatives from St Luke's Church - better known as "The Bombed-Out Church" - have raised over £20,000 to help running costs of the iconic Leece Street haunt. Now, the former Beatle himself has spoken about the importance of the venue to the city's community.



Writing on his official website, McCartney said: "The people of Liverpool should do everything possible to keep this venue open for the use of the people and run by the people. It is a place that is regularly staffed by students from LIPA and every-day people of all ages, religions and backgrounds. It would be a terrible shame if we lost this cultural icon." The singer joins the likes of Yoko Ono in lending support to the cause. 

The church itself was built in 1832 and has served as a concert hall before and since the 1941 Liverpool Blitz, which left the venue as a roofless shell. St Luke's curator Ambrose Reynolds said it "means the world for us to have the support of this international legend".

"The tremendous support we have received from the public means that we can continue to open the city centre ruined church for music, theatre, art exhibitions and outdoor movie screenings."

McCartney released his latest album New in October 2013.




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Paul Gives A Big Thumbs Up To Liverpool’s 'Bombed Out Church'
Oct 05 2014

Paul Gives A Big Thumbs Up To Liverpool’s 'Bombed Out Church'

Following the success of the Bombed Out Church’s Crowdfunder campaign the group have raised over £20,000 towards the continued opening of this iconic city venue on Leece Street, Liverpool. Dance music promoters Club Freeze were so impressed with the venue after their recent event there that they contacted Paul to let him know what is going on in his home town. This was his response,

"St Luke’s Church - better known as 'The Bombed-Out Church' to the people of Liverpool - is a place that encourages people to express themselves. The people of Liverpool should do everything possible to keep this venue open for the use of the people and run by the people. It is a place that is regularly staffed by students from LIPA and every-day people of all ages, religions and backgrounds. It would be a terrible shame if we lost this cultural icon."

Paul joins Yoko Ono in praising the work being done over the last 7 years at St Luke’s. Ambrose Reynolds, the Curator of St Luke’s, says: 

“It means the world for us to have the support of this international legend. The tremendous support we have received from the public means that we can continue to open the city centre ruined church for music, theatre, art exhibitions and outdoor movie screenings.”



If you would like to follow Paul’s example visit Saint Luke’s Wednesdays to Sunday 12-6pm.

Telephone 0771 432 8415 for more information   www.BombedOutChurch.com


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