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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Annual Beatles Convention - 27 August, Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool

23rd August, 2017

The Annual Beatles Convention at the Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool, is a real highlight of International Beatleweek.

There will be live music all day along with films, guest speakers, a quiz and a market filled with Beatles memorabilia.

The Salvation Army will be there to raise awareness and support for Strawberry Field. Visitors to the stand will also have the opportunity to purchase our unique Strawberry Field merchandise!

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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.

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Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the day that John met Paul

31st May, 2017

From July 5th-9th 2017, St Peter’s Church and Bishop Martin CE Primary School in Woolton, Liverpool will welcome the world to Woolton Village as they celebrate the 60th anniversary of the meeting of two seemingly ordinary Liverpool lads who went on to change the world. 

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Celebrate Father's Day with the Penny Lane Trust

31st May, 2017

The Penny Lane Trust are holding a special day on Sunday to celebrate Father’s day...

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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