January 11th and 12th weekend was the start of the European Capital of Culture celebrations in Liverpool. There were more than 1,300 performers - from schoolchildren to ex-Beatle Ringo Starr at the launch of Liverpool's year as European Capital of Culture.
According to the Liverpool City of Culture Company website [www.liverpool08.com] , they will be hosting a year- long programme of more than 350 events. Many of these events will be free and are set to attract an extra two million visitors to the city. Good news for the City of Liverpool in terms of the much needed economic boost!