On February 25, Liverpool City Council announced a new memorial woodland for George Harrison, on what would be his 77th birthday. This was also made possible along with the George Harrison Estate.

The George Harrison Woodland Walk, as it will officially be called, will be located in south Liverpool close to Harrison’s birthplace and where he spent many of his years growing up.

The George Harrison Woodland Walk will open in 2021, and according to the City Council, “will be landscaped in order to be accessible, combining garden and woodland with a number of artistic installations inspired by the life and lyrics of the much-loved Beatle.”

The Harrison family and city council also has some pretty cool news for Beatles and Harrison fans around the world: You have a chance to submit an artwork that will be created and live in the memorial woodland!

Check out the broad brief below:

We are open to work of any artform, as long as it delivers against the following criteria:

  • Is inspired by the work or life of George Harrison
  • Is suitable to be installed outdoor, within a woodland environment
  • Has minimal maintenance costs or requirements
  • Works alongside and supports the natural environment it will be positioned within, some areas of which are an official nature reserve

More information on submitting an expression of interest can be found at www.cultureliverpool.co.uk/harrison.

Olivia Harrison, George’s wife, said: “‘George was an avid gardener who found solace and joy in being in the outdoors. I don’t think there is any better way to commemorate him in Liverpool than with a garden which can become a place of tranquillity and reflection for everyone. I am really looking forward to watching it change and grow over the coming years.”

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