John Lennon’s sister, confirmed as Honorary President of the new Strawberry Field Project
8th May, 2018
John Lennon’s sister, Julia Baird, has accepted an invitation by The Salvation Army to become Honorary President of The Strawberry Field project to bring the legend of Strawberry Field back to life once more.
New John Lennon stage show featuring The Beatles’ ex-drummer backs Salvation Army’s Strawberry Field project
26th February, 2018
The Salvation Army’s Strawberry Field project has officially been announced as the charity partner of a highly anticipated stage show called Lennon’s Banjo that gets its world premiere in Liverpool this April and features ex-Beatle drummer Pete Best in three special performances.
Demolition and salvage at The Salvation Army’s iconic Strawberry Field site begins this week and neighbours, as well as key stake holders and supporters of the project were given the opportunity to set foot beyond the famous red gates, for the first time.
Strawberry Field - The Salvation Army receives planning permission
15th November, 2017
Major Drew McCombe, Divisional Leader for The Salvation Army, North West, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have received full planning permission at our Strawberry Field site for our vision. This includes a training and work placement hub for young people with learning disabilities, a visitor experience where people can find out more about John Lennon and his connection to the site as well as a place to explore spirituality. "We are incredibly excited to have received planning permission as we now look to make our vision a reality. The support from the local community, along with Beatles fans has been wonderful and we are very grateful."
The Exhibition: Completing Liverpool’s Beatles Experience
2nd November, 2017
At the planned new exhibition at Strawberry Field Liverpool, visitors will enter a world where “nothing is real”…
The exciting new attraction will complement the other significant Liverpool Beatles attractions such as the award-winning Beatles Story, the Cavern Club and the Magical Mystery Tour. The site is set to become the final missing piece in the jigsaw that will now make the Beatles tourists’ visit to the city complete.
· Inspirational choir records Beatles’ Strawberry Fields Forever at Abbey Road to launch campaign to tackle unemployment and isolation among young people with special needs
· Of one million people with learning difficulties in the UK, 93% are unemployed and 31% have no contact with family or friends
· The Salvation Army tackles issues within the learning-disabled community by re-opening former children’s home in Lennon’s Strawberry Field as a new training hub
Free educational activity launches for young people with learning disabilities in Liverpool
13th September, 2017
An award winning national educational music project joined forces with The Salvation Army, Stoneycroft Corps (church), Liverpool to offer a taster day for young people aged 18-30 with learning disabilities.
The corps already runs a social enterprise project, Recycles which trains young people with learning disabilities, and anyone else from the local community, in bike maintenance.
Historic John Lennon memorabilia unveiled in Liverpool
1st June, 2017
Fifty years on from the UK release of The Beatles’ hit Strawberry Fields Forever, the iconic, original red gates from The Salvation Army’s children’s home have returned to Liverpool and go on public display today at the award-winning ‘The Beatles Story’ visitor attraction.