August 2009 is the month you should go in the footsteps of The Beatles. This year both the Beatles week in Liverpool and the 40 year anniversary of the Abbey Road crossing is in August and what better way to celebrate this then visiting England?
On Saturday August 8th 2009 it is exactly 40 years ago that The Beatles crossed Abbey Road in London for their famous Abbey Road album. To celebrate this, The Celebrity Planet invites everyone to cross Abbey Road at 11 am on August 8th. So, why not dress up as John, Paul, Ringo or George, and come to the famous Abbey Road crossing where you can sing famous Beatles songs with other Beatles fans. An event you don’t want to miss, and it’s all for free! Just don’t forget to bring your iPod!
The Beatle Week in Liverpool
A few weeks later, between August 26th and September 1st, the annual Beatle Week takes place in Liverpool. In over 20 years, fans from all over the world have come to visit the city to celebrate music during Beatle Week. Here you’ll experience live entertainment, art exhibitions, flea markets, guest appearances, autograph sessions, Beatles auctions and bands from all over the world participating in Liverpool’s best event of the year.
For those who doesn’t want to organize a trip to Liverpool by themselves this week, there are tours from both Denmark and Sweden. Travel art in Denmark has an organized trip where you don’t have to do anything. Events, hotel and dinner is all booked on their trip. And for the real Beatle-junkie there’s a possibility to up the price and stay at the famous ‘Hard day’s night hotel’. For more information about this please check out their programme here.
For Swedes the ‘Beatles information Center’ arranges a trip to Liverpool during Beatle Week. People joining this trip gets to travel with the famous cover band Pepperland(former Lenny Pane), who are performing with the famous Lennon impersonator Mark McGann at Beatle Week. For more information about the Swedish tour, please click on this link.
The Beatles Story
Also, while in Liverpool you don’t want to miss The Beatles Story, an interactive museum located at the historic Albert Dock in Liverpool. Join the four lads in their journey from unknown boys to world famous superstars in a “Living History” audio guide narrated by John Lennon’s sister, Julia. On your walk you’ll visit the places they lived, ate, sang and performed and you’ll also see some rare Beatles artefacts along the way.
At the museum there’s also a special exhibition that changes from time to time. Between June 17th and December 31st, there’s an exhibition called “White Feather: The Spirit of Lennon”, an exhibition that “tells the emotional and intimate personal story of the life of the Lennon family; for the first time presented as an exclusive exhibition. It gives a unique and emotive insight into life with John Lennon that only Cynthia (John’s first wife) and Julian (John’s eldest son) can give.” As it says on the homepage.
The museum is open seven days a week, all year round (excluding December 25th/26th) Opening hours are 9am – 7pm. For information about current exhibitions, admission fees etc, please visit The Beatles Story homepage.
– Towe –