Liverpool group Urban Strawberry Lunch have been working at the "bombed-out church", Leece Street, as Artists in Residence 2007-2009, presenting - Exhibitions, ‘Unplugged Gigs’, Poetry, Performance Art Theatre and Film screenings within the interior of the church, bringing the space back to life through the arts.
USL are working to regenerate "the bombed out church" through using the arts as an engine of change.
On days when there are no events programmed, the "Bombed out Church" is opened by USL as a Heritage Tourist Site, providing open access to the public.
URBAN STRAWBERRY LUNCH
St Luke’s Church (built in 1831 by John Foster and John Foster Jr) was ‘bombed out’ on 5th May 1941 during the Second World War Blitz on Merseyside.
Since then its shell been closed to the public its ruined and abandoned state a curiosity at the heart of the city of Liverpool.
In 2003 Urban Strawberry Lunch launched their Finest Hour project, comprising of two parts:
a, the compilation of a sound archive, preserving the memories of those who witnessed the Blitz (Finest Hour Liverpool Blitz Sound Archive) -
b, a yearly event at St Luke’s commemorating the anniversary of its destruction.
If you are interested in getting involved please get in touch or call us on 0151 709 7562.
Please Note: Urban Strawberry Lunch are the Keyholders for the building.
MAKE LUNCH NOT WAR!
The weather can sometimes mean that an event is cancelled, please check the local forecast. Winds over 15mph, heavy rain, snow, sleet, or lightning can postpone events at St Luke's... call 0151 709 7562 and wait for the divert for more info.
METAL BELL FRAME
Urban Strawberry Lunch taking part in the Liverpool Bell Symphony.
Urban Strawberry Lunch
Soundtrack of the City.
The annual events at St Luke's proved very popular and in April 2007 USL began working at St Luke's on a daily basis. Entry is free but a voluntary by donation is our chief source of income and
helps us keep this magnificent building open to the public.
Corporate membership available ... promote your business at St Luke's, remember - over 51,000 visitors so far.