A Sense Of Liverpool

Writers, artists and entertainers take a fresh look at Liverpool, to mark its year as European Capital of Culture.



Rastafarian poet Levi Tafari goes on a literary journey in and around his home in Toxteth.

He explores why Liverpool is traditionally a city of storytellers, boasting a long tradition of poets, novelists and playwrights.

He talks about its influence on him in poems such as Toxteth Where I Reside.


Photographer Mark McNulty meets some of the fellow Liverpudlians he pictured as part of a project for the city's 800th anniversary. How do they view their rapidly developing city, and why is it still such a rich source of visual imagery?


Former print journalist Angie Sammons is now editor of a website called Liverpool Confidential. She goes on a journey round the city to hear about the stories that made Liverpool's colourful past and those that are making the current headlines.


Liverpool has enjoyed a long association with popular music, from the Beatles to the Zutons and the Coral.

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Stand-up comedian Brendan Riley takes a taxi ride round the city to investigate its reputation for humour. Some of Britain's best-known comedians have come from Liverpool, including Ken Dodd, Jimmy Tarbuck and Paul O'grady