(Pete Carr)

I was invited, not as a photographer but just as myself, to attend the VIP opening of the new Museum of Liverpool. It’s something I still can’t quite get my head around, especially after meeting some of the other guests. Ken Dodd, Yoko Ono, Levi Tafari, John Conteh, and Alexi Sayle to name a few. Sure I’ve been working with the museum for a number of years to license various photos for use in the museum, but these guys have spent decades doing what they do best. I was honoured and humbled to be there. Meeting Ken Dodd was definitely a highlight. A gent and a hilariously funny man.

I just want to congratulate everyone at National Museums Liverpool for their success with the Museum of Liverpool. It’s a stunning building, an incredibly polished museum and simply a joy to walk around. Outside of the Beatles Rockband style booth, I didn’t spot anything that felt cliched or stereotypical of Liverpool. It’s a great honest view of the city through the ages. Loved it.

 (Pete Carr)
 (Pete Carr)
 (Pete Carr)
 (Pete Carr)

Ken Dodd raises a glass to the new museum. (Pete Carr)
Ken Dodd raises a glass to the new museum.

Martin Hemings. Buildings operation manager for the museum. (Pete Carr)
Martin Hemings. Buildings operation manager for the museum.

John Conteh. Former boxer and world light-heavyweight boxing champion. (Pete Carr)
John Conteh. Former boxer and world light-heavyweight boxing champion.

Levi Tafari. Celebrated poet, playwright and musician. (Pete Carr)
Levi Tafari. Celebrated poet, playwright and musician.

David Fleming. Director of National Museums Liverpool. (Pete Carr)
David Fleming. Director of National Museums Liverpool.

 (Pete Carr)
 (Pete Carr)

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Photographer and part time Spider-man.