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OUR JOINT STATEMENT FOLLOWING THE INCIDENT AT THE LIVERPOOL WOMENS HOSPITAL

As the city’s two major arts consortia, COoL and LARC, our thoughts and solidarity are with all those who have been affected and impacted by the shocking incident at Liverpool Women’s Hospital recently.  We are appalled at the reported increase in hate crime against our Muslim and newly arrived communities and we stand in strength with our friends and neighbours who have been receiving abuse. Our sector prides itself on inclusivity and togetherness and we celebrate all communities for the contribution they make to Liverpool. Ours is a city formed by successive waves of immigration and enriched by cultural and religious diversity. Our strong community spirit will always overcome the hate that tries to divide us.

COoL – Creative Organisations of Liverpool

LARC – Liverpool Arts & Regeneration Consortium

https://www.cultureliverpool.co.uk/arts-culture-organisations-working-towards-race-equality/

COoL is a collective of 27 key arts organisations
based in the Liverpool City Region.

Economic Impact

COoL contributes at least 
£8 million to the economy of Liverpool City Region every year

Participation

COoL members’ activities have a collective audience of over 3 million people annually

Commissions

Over 800 newly commissioned artistic projects and 4,000 events each year, with work winning awards and critical acclaim worldwide

Employment

Every year COoL creates over 1,000 full-time, part-time, freelance and volunteer opportunities within the Liverpool City Region

“COoL is a great legacy of 2008. The collaborative working of arts organisations ensures a joined up offer for the city that is unparalleled across the country”

Councillor Wendy Simon, Cabinet Member for Culture and Tourism Liverpool City Council

Members

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