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Walking Through Windows: Encounter Liverpool’s extraordinary Noble Women

Written by Lisa Spurgin, 17th June 2010

This June sees the centenary of the Lady Chapel, the oldest part of Liverpool Cathedral and home to the beautiful and inspirational Noble Women windows.  

To help celebrate the momentous occasion, the Cathedral in partnership with the Everyman & Playhouse theatres are putting on what promises to be a thrilling, as well as educational, promenade theatre performance commemorating the lives of some of the Noble Women featured in the Lady Chapel windows.

Walking Through Windows relays the stories of local heroes of Liverpool such as Josephine Butler and Kitty Wilkinson, as well as other courageous and celebrated women including poet Christina Rossetti, through dance, music and theatre. Directed by Thea Soltau, the production features input from a number of leading dramatists including Heidi Thomas (Cranford, Lilies). All the action will take place in Liverpool Cathedral itself, utilising some of its most spectacular spaces in grand fashion.

Walking Through Windows runs from 29th June to 3rd July. Tickets for the exclusive performances are priced at £8 and are available now from the Everyman & Playhouse box offices (0151 709 4776). More information on the event can be found at the Liverpool Cathedral website.

The Lady Chapel Centenary celebrations start on 21st June and conclude on 8th July, featuring special exhibitions, workshops and services.

Other special events include a book signing by local author Mike Kelly of his book The Life & Times of Kitty Wilkinson on Saturday 19th June and a lecture by Dr. Jane Jordan from Kingston University on Josephine Butler on Wednesday 2nd June.

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