Allchurches Trust boost fundraising campaign for iconic Strawberry Field site in Liverpool

23rd May, 2018

Strawberry Field, the iconic site immortalised in The Beatles hit ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’, is set for a major redevelopment which will see it open its famous red gates to the public for the first time, in summer 2019.

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Your Chance to Own a Piece of Iconic Strawberry Field

15th May, 2018

Help us secure the future of the iconic Strawberry Field site by joining our ‘Strawberry Field Buy a Brick’ fundraising campaign where you will now have an exciting opportunity to own a piece of the old Victorian Building that stood on site when John Lennon used to spend his time there.

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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.

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CEO and founder of Orange Amplification, Cliff Cooper, made Honorary Patron

19th March, 2018

Cliff Cooper, CEO and founder of Orange Amplification, has been appointed an Honorary Patron of the Strawberry Field campaign to help raise funds for the project. 

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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.

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Demolition begins at iconic Strawberry Field site

16th January, 2018

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.

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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."

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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.

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John Lennon’s vision realised in Strawberry Field

2nd November, 2017

· 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

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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.

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“The plan to open Strawberry Field to the public for the first time - so people can see a unique exhibition about the home, how and why the song was written by John, and allow visitors to explore the grounds as John did as a child - is very exciting.”

Lady Judy Martin OBE