Creative Design Workshops start!

Creative Design Workshops start!

Hidden Liverpool's first Creative Design Workshop focuses on the Oratory and St James Gardens, Liverpool Cathedral on Saturday 25th January.

At Sir Giles Gilbert Scott Suite, Anglican CathIf you are interested in Liverpool’s architecture, heritage and enjoy design, then this FREE workshop is for you! There will also be a rare opportunity to see inside the Oratory during the workshop.

We know that people are passionate about Liverpool and have enthusiasm and ideas about its' future. As part of the Hidden Liverpool programme we're inviting people to get involved in thinking creatively about how some of Livepool's buildings could be reused for the modern city. We're inviting people to join us for a hands on workshop, exploring the design challenge of developing the Oratory and St James Gardens.

The session will include hands on activities including model making and the development of design ideas. Participants will be working with landscape architects Elaine Cresswell of reShaped, Graham Marshall of Prosocial Place and architecture graduate Lizzie Edge to come up with ideas to bring new life into this fantastic oasis and heritage gem on the edge of the city.

The workshop includes a rare chance to see inside the Oratory building, owned by National Museums Liverpool but largely closed to the public.

This session is open to everyone - no design experience required. Whether you are a local resident who wants to see the Oratory made more accessible, someone who takes regular walks in St James Gardens and has ideas of how to make it a more welcoming place to spend time, or a student who wants the opportunity to find out more about real challenges designers face, this workshop is for you!

The workshop runs from 10am - 3pm with a break for lunch and will take place at the Sir Giles Gilbert Scott Suite, Anglican Cathedral.    No design experience is required, just enthusiasm to share your ideas! Places are strictly limited, so booking is essential. To book your free place email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Friends of St James group are also leading a tour of the gardens at 1pm on Saturday 18th January. This would be an excellent opportunity to fnd out more about the work they have done in the gardens, and also gain a better understanding of the site before the design workshop. The tour is also free and is optional.

Please note - lunch is not provided. There is a cafe in the cathedral building and a variety of options for food locally.