About This Project
Join artist and writer Ali Harwood to discover the significance of birds to our real and imagined lives.
Beginning with the vintage 1930s school poster titled ‘Little Peter Remembers the Birds in Winter’, Ali Harwood will take you on a sincere flight of fancy around the importance of birds to us humans – in our everyday lives, throughout history, within mythology and around the world.
Incorporating storytelling and poetry and rich in visual imagery, your journey will involve the Liver Birds, Martha – the last passenger pigeon – and many more of our feathered friends.
‘Remember The Birds’ takes place on Thursday 21st November at 7pm. Tickets are £3 on the door (under 16s are free if accompanied by an adult). The Williamson Cafe will also be open for food from 6pm (cash only).
Ali Harwood is an artist, poet, writer and teacher based in Liverpool. He is the author and illustrator of ‘Liverpool Liver Birds’ – a poetic picture book for curious folk of all ages. He runs the monthly ‘Liver Bards’ poetry event and has recently performed work at Williamson Art Gallery and Museum, the Mersey River Festival, Smithdown Literary Festival and Toxteth Day Of The Dead.
THE THINGS THAT LIVE UNDER THE STAIRS: Tangential talks inspired by the Collections
This talk is part of a series of monthly lectures taking places on the third Thursday of the month at the Williamson Art Gallery. Artefacts in this collection currently reside in the basement of the building. These objects rarely, if ever, see the light of day and are a curious mix indeed!
To find out more about the series, or other talks at the Williamson, check our Events pages.