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Telford College students get a ticket to ride

04 Apr 2018
Telford College students get a ticket to ride

Music, art and media students from Telford College travelled to Liverpool on a fact-finding trip to learn more about the city's cultural and events industries.

The day-long tour was a collaborative effort involving staff and students from both the college's Haybridge and King Street campuses.

A total of 45 students headed up to Liverpool's Albert Docks, where they could then choose from a number of options.

These included a trip to Crosby Beach to see the famous Antony Gormley statues, The Beatles Museum, TATE Gallery, and a walking tour of the city, taking in cathedrals and statues of famous musicians.

Andy Turner, lecturer in music production and events management, was one of four staff members who accompanied the students.

He said: “We also went to the famous Cavern Club to watch some live music, and had a guided tour of the Arena and Convention Centre (ACC), including the Liverpool Echo arena.

“And the busy day also included a presentation from the ACC's assistant director of events, Tom Lechthaler, who explained all about their busy event and conference

programme.

“It was a great day. The trip gave students an opportunity to learn more about The Beatles and their impact on popular culture, Liverpool's musical history, and the events industry.

“It was also a great opportunity for creative students from both campuses to meet and socialise ahead of the move onto one site in the next academic year."

Liverpool | Telford College | Inside The Beatles Museum

Liverpool | Telford College | Inside The Beatles Muse

Meg Tomlins, a music events management level three student, said: “I loved the arena tour; we got such a unique insight into how the event industry really works.

“Visiting the Cavern Club also gave us the opportunity to discover how Liverpool helped to propel The Beatles to fame, and how they continue to support upcoming musicians, whilst also enjoying the live music."

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Captions

  1. Students outside Liverpool's famous Cavern Club
  2. A presentation from Tom Lechthaler at the ACC
  3. Behind the scenes on a tour of the Echo Arena
  4. Inside The Beatles Museum