This is the first of a series of photo-essays, sharing Liverpool's celebrations with Beatles fans around the world!
Top Liverpool Beatles tour guide, Jackie Spencer, started the celebrations by hosting a Teddy Bear's Picnic at the Palm House in Sefton Park. George made generous donations to the renovation project for the Palm House, and it seemed like the ideal venue to honour George and remember his love of gardening.
The highlight of the picnic was definitely the sweet treats that had come all the way from India!
The Palm House in Sefton Park
A picnic in February can be a bit chilly, so the group moved on to the Penny Lane Development Trust to join in the celebrations being held there. The PLDT is a community centre based on Penny Lane which does sterling work for the local community as well as paying tribute to all the Beatles. For more information, visit http://www.pldt.org.uk/
Beatles Fan, Andy Joynson, making it clear who his favourite Beatle is!
Here Comes the Sun ... and the teddy bears!
The celebrations moved on to the Penny Lane Gallery, with a glass of bubbly and cake for the birthday boy! The Gallery, located on Penny Lane, is the venue for great art exhibitions with a Beatles, music or Liverpool theme, and a must-see for any visitor to Liverpool. For more information, visit the Gallery website http://www.pennylanegallery.co.uk/
Some of the group, with teddy bears, at Penny Lane Gallery
|The Mersey Beatles|
The first day of celebrations concluded at the Liverpool Naval Club with the Mersey Beatles, Liverpool's favourite Beatles tribute band. Two sets of Beatles music, brilliantly performed with passion, energy and sheer talent, made the perfect end to a day of celebrations for a very special man.
But it's not all over! The celebrations will continue in Liverpool on Monday ... so watch this space!