Us Futurist campaigners have been involved in meetings with Councillor Nick Small & other key councillors from the cabinet office to discuss our #savethefuturist campaign & its role within next years IFB (International Festival of Business) hosted here in our great city in summer 2014.
We are delighted to announce that talks are underway to clean up the Lime Street gateway ahead of this event, showcasing the façade of the Futurist as the main key focal point. That means the weeds, trees and other plants growing out of it will be removed, windows will be fixed and the façade is set to be illuminated!
This couldn’t be better news for our campaign as it goes a long way towards showing Neptune Developments how amazing it can look as well as highlighting the buildings historic significance within Liverpool. Hopefully we can make them see its more in there interest to keep it than destroy it?!
The council have given us the façade of the Futurist to use as a palette & a medium to showcase our ideas, memories etc. of the building and bring it back into forefront of peoples thinking again.
Some of the ideas that have come to mind are show reels being projected onto the buildings opposite, relevant art work & photography showing the buildings history, films that were shown there etc. etc.
Stand by for regular updates from now on…. things are getting exciting!
I would just like to say a big Thankyou for what you have written about this fab building, it’s very moving, I especially like her ‘fluttering eyelashes!’
Once again here’s to saving the futurist.
I am very proud to announce that we have over 1100 signatures on our petition now!
We will be presenting this to Liverpool City council in due course. Again this is to make them aware of how important it is to the people of Liverpool. That we believe the facade should be kept and incorporated into any new plans for the Lime Street regeneration plan.
The petition will stay running however as this is by no means the end if our campaign, if anything it is merely the beginning! We need to keep the momentum up so please keep spreading the word, get people to sign, have a look at the blog and input any details of memories they have.
Today BBC Radio Merseyside contacted me with details of the projectionist who worked at the Futurist from when it got taken over by ABC until its closure! He’s a lovely guy who has film footage of the interior for me! I can’t wait to see it, ill also get it put up onto the blog if I can for everyone to see.
Ill be in touch soon with details of our next meeting, we may have an informal get together tomorrow evening on lark lane but will arrange a proper meeting in the near future giving everyone who wants to attend some decent notice.
Have a good weekend everyone & remember #savethefuturist 😄
Hi everyone I am pleased to announce the 1st meeting for #savethefuturist. Everyone is welcome, informal setting at The Lodge, Lark Lane this Sunday at 16:00hrs.
Everybody with an interest welcome.
THE blueprint to drive forward Liverpool city centre over the next 15 years has been launched today. A host of projects that should be prioritised for investment are included in the Liverpool City Centre Strategic Investment Framework 2012 by the city’s regeneration agency Liverpool Vision. Upgrading the city’s three so-called “Great Streets” (The Strand, Hope Street, and the corridor from Lime Street to Water Street along Dale Street).
The Former Futurist Cinema should be integrated into this Vision. “Correction” will be integrated to future plans!