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ArtsGroupie announce new Walking Tours dates

ArtsGroupie have announced their new walking tours which they plan to run every other month.

The Kitty Wilkinson walking tour and William Roscoe Esquire Walking Tour both trialled at this year’s Writing on the Wall Festival, will be brought back after being a great success.

ArtsGroupie announce new Walking Tours dates
KITTY WILKINSON WALKING TOUR

4th July 2021 10:30 am and 2 pm

Prices range from £10.00 – £12.00

BOOK HERE

(incl. administration fee) plus no fulfilment fee per order.

Tour begins at the steps of St Georges Hall by the War Memorial

Let’s go back to Victorian Liverpool and trail around some of the places that used to be inhabited by local heroine Catherine Wilkinson, or “Kitty” as we all know her. This Iconic Liverpool legend overcame all adversity to become a pioneer of the washhouse and public baths, saving lives from cholera. Starting the tour at St Georges Hall, we will visit The Bluecoat, the former site of the Old Dock,, the Workhouse and Kitty’s Grave at St James Cemetery. We will be led by Kitty Wilkinson’s statue (played by actress Samantha Alton) and she will relay her life and times in Victorian Liverpool.

The tour begins at the steps of St Georges Hall by the War Memorial and will last around 2 hours.

We will be following the UK Government’s guidelines on social distancing. Please bring a face covering and we encourage you to bring your own hand sanitiser.

We look forward to your cooperation to enable the tour to operate safely.

ArtsGroupie announce new Walking Tours dates
WILLIAM ROSCOE ESQUIRE WALKING TOUR

2nd July 2021 10:30 am and 2 pm

Prices range from £10.00 – £12.00 

BOOK HERE

(incl. administration fee) plus no fulfilment fee per order.

A heritage walking tour around Liverpool City Centre celebrating the life of renowned writer and one of England’s first abolitionists, William Roscoe. In 1802 Roscoe wrote The Butterfly’s Ball and The Grasshopper’s Feast for his son, Robert. King George III liked it so much, he had the poem set to music. The walking tour will visit key parts of the city in relation to his work, including the former location of his father’s gardening business that inspired the 19-year-old to write the poem ‘Mount Pleasant,’ and the Walker Art Gallery that now houses his former collection of Italian art. The tour will finish at the Nelson monument, Exchange Flags.

The tour begins at the Catholic Cathedral, Hope Street and will last around 2 hours.

ArtsGroupie will be following the UK Government’s guidelines on social distancing. Please bring a face covering and we encourage you to bring your own hand sanitiser.

ArtsGroupie look forward to your cooperation to enable the tour to operate safely.

For further details about the tours visit www.artsgroupie.org

Illustrations by Ella Dalton

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