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Cultural delights; MARK THOMAS TRUST THE POST.

Byline: Mrs A Lyons, Wavertree

IF YOU have not yet tasted any of the delights that Liverpool's year as European Capital of Culture has brought to the city, then this is the week to do it.

As our culture reporter, Vicky Anderson, outlined in Tuesday's Daily Post, these are the seven days in which to savour a cultural showcase never before seen in Liverpool.

No doubt many of you will be heading out today to taste our new retail offering within Liverpool One, or perhaps you will be interested in seeing the breathtaking exhibition of paintings by Gustav Klimt, which will be on display for the first time at the Tate Gallery.

Some of you have already been dipping your toes into the cultural waters it appears. Like Mrs A Lyons, of Wavertree.

She writes: "In her piece, Vicky Anderson said that no other destination anywhere could offer the line-up of events that Liverpool will enjoy over these seven days and I can believe it.

"I went to see Ben Johnson's Cityscape at the weekend and was blown away, and I am looking forward to visiting the Tate to see Kilmt's works on Saturday. In between, I suppose I should pop into some of the new shops.

"If this is not what Culture year is all about, then I don't know what is."

James Marlin, a visitor to Liverpool from Canada, emailed us to say how amazed he was to learn that Klimt's work would be going on in the city while he is staying here.

"I am a huge fan of Gustav Klimt, who wouldn't be?

"However, I had no idea, when I booked my holiday in Liverpool, that this exhibition would be opening. Then on Tuesday I picked up the Liverpool Daily Post at the train station and there was your story.

"How fortuitous. I shall be in the gallery at the weekend!"

From great art to great photography now, and we have been swamped with praise for Gareth Jones's picture of Harvey, the 20-month-old boxer dog eating an ice cream, which graced the front of Monday's Daily Post.

Ellie Mather, of Neston, called us to suggest we should make it into postcards to sell in Liverpool.

Finally, we have had a number of emails and letters concerning the supplement we ran on Monday, entitled Emerging Liverpool.

The eight-page special looked at Liverpool's renaissance over the past few years and prompted Stuart Ormshaw, of Heswall, to write to us with his thoughts. He writes: "Even though I have watched as the work has taken place, I had not really appreciated quite how much Liverpool has changed over recent years.

"Now is the time for this city, and your supplement really reflected that."

No other destination anywhere could offer the line-up of events
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