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Lookwho's back in town! Eight Superlambananas return to city permanently.


EIGHT Superlambananas returned to Liverpool as a permanent legacy of Capital of Culture year.

The "eight for 08" were commissioned by the city council to celebrate the Go Superlambananas trail which was one of the highlights of culture year.

All of the new creations were inspired by entries in the ECHO's Design a Superlambanana competition, with the themes aiming to reflect the character of the people of the city.

They will stand on the Strand for the next few weeks before being moved to a site near the new entrance of Lime Street Station.

One of the statues, Architecture, will also be included in the Liverpool Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo.

Council leader Warren Bradley said: "We wanted to create something that was a reminder of the magical year that was 08 and that captured the spirit of Capital of Culture.

"What better symbol of the year than the Superlambananas? They were, in many ways, the people's highlight. And the people of Liverpool have influenced these designs."

The new Superlambananas are:. Comedy, created by artist Philip Marsden and inspired by ECHO reader Noah Kinvig's Clowning Around.

. Music, created by Vince Cleghorne and inspired by the Beatles Superlambanana, the design of PSS The Avenue Project, Childwall, in theECHO competition.

. Architecture, by Debbie Ryan, which came from three shortlisted entries - Cathedralambanana, by Alex Rigby; Merseytunnelambanana by Ian Parnell and AlbertSuperdockbanana, by Lynda J M Husband.

. Environment, created by artist Holly Langley and inspired by The Ocean Adventure from the Thwaite Family. This Superlamb celebrates the return of wildlife to the River Mersey.. Liverpool Firsts, by Alex Jackson, based on Supercrosswordbanana, the design of Susan Tinsley in the ECHO's Design a Superlambanana competition.

The first crossword puzzle was invented by Arthur HELLO: Liverpool council leaderWarren Bradley takes a closer look at a Superlambanana Wynne, a Liverpool journalist who emigrated to the United States. All the images depict firsts which originated in Liverpool. Heroes, from artist Roz Hargreaves, inspired by Mike Preston's Superchavasselambanana design celebrating double VC holder Noel Chavasse.

. Go SLBs, from artist Candida Boyes, which came from Supercoatofmanylambananas, the design of ECHO reader Keith Fisher. Painted on this sculpture aremany of the Superlambananas made for 2008.


HI THERE: Anna Johnson, six, gives one of the Superlambanana's a big hug WELCOME HOME: Natasha Harding from Crosby was happy to see the Superlambananas back
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Mar 15, 2010
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