The Spirit of Liverpool
Updated: May 1, 2019
Once upon a time, two travellers came to a city
One from across seas, the other across rivers
They discovered a land of powerful women
Whose stories were told by words of mouths
In cinema, they saw the fragments of legacies
And united their strengths to use light to do right.
To honour the women, to reclaim their thrones.
To make tribute to those that came before.
Awake the spirit and magic of Liverpool.
A trip through history, guided by fluidity,
to tell old stories to new ears,
and new stories to old eyes.
Plant a seed in this fertile earth of female activism,
Grow our homes, our environment to protect.
Across the city, collectives of rebellious women
Sing together, “You’ll never work alone”.
And what of the untold stories? Ones rooted in rituals.
Alive in communities but often sold by others.
And what will the next torch bearers think of us?
“What did you share?”, a future vision cries afar.
Travel with us for eight days of discovery
As we honour all women, past, present and future
“Business as Usual?” Not any more.
Now is the time for us all to get Hands On.
The Spirit of Liverpool: Reclaiming Women’s Histories Through Film is supported by BFI Film Audience network as part of Changing Times: Women’s Histories