Re-telling the City: Exploring Narratives of Liverpool

Ruth Melville, Martin Selby, Matthew Cliff

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


Liverpool is often referred to as a city of story tellers. In this project, we encouraged a range of local residents involved in the service sector to tell their city in their own way to give a sense of how they convey their personal perception of Liverpool, how they try and project the city to visitors, and the ways they interpret the perception of those from outside Liverpool. Participants were asked (i) to contrast their perceptions with their views on the formal or ‘official’ (e.g. promotional) narratives of the city and (ii) the impact that having the title of European Capital of Culture has had on perceptions and stories about Liverpool.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherLiverpool University Press
Commissioning bodyLiverpool City Council
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameIMPACTS 08: European Capital of Culture Research Programme


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