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Strawberry Field celebrates Beatleweek with fab free events

Strawberry Field is set to stage a series of free Fab Four-related events to mark International Beatleweek.

The award-winning Salvation Army visitor attraction in South Liverpool is inviting festivalgoers from home and abroad to drop in and enjoy some Beatle-tastic activities between August 22 and Bank Holiday Monday, August 28.

They include music, a ‘mini convention’ and a book signing by John Lennon’s sister Julia Baird, honorary president of Strawberry Field.

The entertainment starts a lunchtime on Tuesday, August 22 with a Get Back to Play skiffle band instrument-making session for all the family, complete with a chance to play your creations on the new Strawberry Field bandstand, a giant replica of the drum featured on the Sgt Pepper album cover.

Sing Our Socks Off Choir will perform songs inspired by The Beatles on the bandstand at noon on August 23, while at 1.30pm the Additional Needs Choir Group will take to the stage.

A Beatles Mini-Convention will be held on August 24-25, with a marketplace of merchandise and memorabilia and Beatles tribute bands playing over the two days.

Then at noon on Saturday, August 26, catch the TR5s on the garden bandstand.

Above: Julia Baird with the original Strawberry Field gates. Top: The Strawberry Field bandstand.

Finally, from 11am to 2pm on Bank Holiday Monday, Julia Baird will be at the Beaconsfield Road site to take part in a talk and Q&A and will also sign copies of her book Imagine This.

In addition, Strawberry Field will have a stall at the main International Beatleweek Convention at the Adelphi Hotel on Sunday, August 27. Beatleweek is run by Cavern City Tours and attracts fans and bands from across the world to the city.

Visitors to Strawberry Field can also enjoy its interactive and immersive exhibition that tells interweaving stories about the house, Salvation Army, John Lennon’s childhood and the writing and recording of Strawberry Fields Forever.

Tickets are £10.95 for adults with concessions for pensioners and students. Children aged 15 and under go free with a full paying adult.

Entrance to the gardens, café and shop is free, although donations are accepted and go towards supporting young people with learning difficulties in Liverpool.

Strawberry Field’s Beatleweek programme runs from August 22-28. More HERE

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