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They tried to tell us we're too Jung

Plaque to mark the Liverpool School of Language, Music, Dream & Pun

Written by . Published on November 30th 2012.

They tried to tell us we're too Jung

THE Liverpool School of Language, Music, Dream and Pun on Mathew Street was an extraordinary place.

In the mid to late 1970s it created a unique space where dreams becam reality and, in particular, Jung's dream of Liverpool as the "Pool of Life".  It was also the first ever venue for Ken Campbell's Illuminatus!

It has got a lot to answer for.

To commemorate its important part in the creative history of the city, there will be an event taking place this Sunday, 2nd December, at 1pm, which includes the unveiling of a new plaque dedicated to the School - the original plaque having been donated to the Museum of Liverpool in the Wondrous Place Gallery.

Before they become museum pieces themselves, dream merchants such as Peter and Sean O'Halligan will be there, and the man behind the latest move, Laurence Sidorczuk, plus many other interesting types.

He says: "We'll be meeting up outside Flanagans Apple under C.J. Jung and the inscribed stone. It's time people walking up Mathew Street recognised what came out of The School."

If you know what we're going on about, you probably should be there.

But, if not, pictures and a proper piece on Monday.

Update: Here is Angie Sammons's account of how she unveiled the plaque with Peter 0'Halligan. Read it here. 

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6 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

AnonymousNovember 30th 2012.

Doesn't a ley line run up Mathew Street?

Head heritageNovember 30th 2012.

No, the council demmolished it

Andy MeliaNovember 30th 2012.

I remember they were always o'pun for business...

LarryDecember 3rd 2012.

It was, indeed, a memorable occasion. I'd like to say a big "Thank You" to everyone who joined in the plaque unveiling celebrations...too many to list, but particularly Peter Halligan and Angie Sammons for their own personal contributions. Synchronicity played it's part yet again - Mathew Street was full of people dressed up in red and white costumes [though this could have been the Santa Dash rather than a mass outburst of Swiss flag colours, I expect]. Still, it was great fun and certainly added to the proceedings. So, history was made yet again in the most famous street in the world and, yes, it could be the start of yet another chapter in the City's renaissance. As they say, these are the days in the Pool of Life or, more fittingly, "dies sind die Tage in den Tiech des Lebens".

Prof. ChucklebuttyDecember 3rd 2012.

All the Santas miiling around with 23 days to Christmas.

AnonymousDecember 3rd 2012.


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