At Sudley House in Liverpool it’s a special exhibition called Transformation – One Man’s Cross-Dressing Wardrobe. Both the museum and the exhibition are free.
Peter Farrer was born in Surrey in 1926 and lived in Liverpool for many years. His father was a schoolmaster and a clergyman. He started cross-dressing from the age of 14. He died this year aged 90. He had an interest in women’s period costumes and he collected garments, evening dresses from the 30s to 80s. He liked dresses made from taffeta. The exhibition displays 21 garments from Peter’s wardrobe.
I’ve been to see the newly opened gallery on the Ancient Egypt at Liverpool World Museum. The museum is free and so is the new gallery, so don’t miss it, it’s really interesting. The restoration finished earlier this year and now it’s UK’s second largest Ancient Egypt gallery after the British Museum.
The Liverpool in hieroglyphs is hilarious, but quite accurate I would say.
There are a few videos that are really interesting. I enjoyed the most the one about what happened when an Egyptian died. The process was quite complex, there were 42 gods and the dead had to say to each one a bad thing he didn’t do. If they had money to pay for talismans, those would have protect them if they would say a lie. After talking with the 42 gods, their heart was weight in and if it was lighter than a feather, they would go into a sort of heaven, where they would meet their relatives and spend their time sowing cereals. If they had effigies of servants, those would do their work for them. If the heart was heavier, they would have been eaten by the Cerberus and they would be gone forever. It sounds like a very complicated afterlife and with a lot of work without the servants.
The mummy room is so interesting. The thing that I found the most interesting is that one of the mummies has a relative at British Museum. I think it’s amazing that both are in UK and it’s known that they were related by DNA testing. The mummy room has warnings on both entrances that there are human displays. I think that is respectful both towards the visitors and the mummies.
A few days ago I went to The Luminarium in Liverpool ONE after seeing an ad on L1’s facebook page. The Luminarium is (still is today, sorry if you missed it) in Chavasse Park. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ eighth album, there will be live performances. We went to see it before the live performances and we enjoyed it a lot. You might have seen a picture on Instagram.
The Luminarium is an immersive and interactive sculpture created by Architects of Air and designed by Alan Parkinson. Amazingly it has a history that spans over 25 years and more than 600 exhibitions. Over 3 million visitors enjoyed the sculpture, in 43 countries, across 5 continents.
As the title says, this post is about goslings. Yesterday my husband and I went to Sefton Park and we spotted two cute goslings. I had some bird food and I fed them, after that we’ve sat near them and had a lovely relaxing time watching them. The goslings were so sweet, had some nibbles, then a nap, again nibbled on a couple of seeds, then another nap.
People were stopping and taking pictures, give them food. Dogs passing by were stealing small pieces of bread and being shooed away by the very protective geese.
A few days ago I was invited to SoLita Preston for the launch of their new 150 cover private dining room. The Solita has four sites in Manchester’s Norther Quartern, Prestwich, Didsbury and most recently Preston. Even though Preston is close to us, it was the first time we’ve been there. The town is lovely and the park near the restaurant is beautiful, especially at night, with the lights on.
SoLita Preston is located in a beautiful building with very nice features, over two storeys.
Yesterday, my husband and I went to The Philharmonic Dining Rooms. Everybody that wants to visit Liverpool would have heard about The Phil. The pub was commissioned in the late Victorian period, 1889-1900, made to resemble a Gentleman’s Club and it was the most ornate pub in England. It’s a Grade II listed building and it’s beautiful.
We went after lunch time and it was so busy that we weren’t able to take a lot of pictures in the pub. It’s not a surprise, considering that it was the place where the Beatles were going for a drink. It is believed that John Lennon said “The worst part of being famous is not being able to pop into the Phil for a quiet pint”.
The weather was lovely yesterday, the sun was shining and it was warm too.
As I mentioned, it was so busy yesterday. The Phil is between the two cathedrals, very close to the city center and, as the name suggests, it’s near the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.