Later this month, on what would have been George Harrison’s 80th birthday, The Beatles Story in Liverpool will offer a special free event to celebrate his life. Tony McDonough reports
Liverpool attraction The Beatles Story will be holding a free event later this month to celebrate the “life and spirituality” of George Harrison.
Youngest of The Beatles, George died aged just 58 in November 2001 from lung cancer. George’s Hare Krishna faith was an important part of his life and a major influence on his music.
The Beatles Story invites you to become immersed in the movement George became a key part of from the late 1960s in its Pilgrimage for George event.
It will hold a special panel discussion and Q&A session with Hare Krishna devotees who knew George personally, along with live music and workshop activities for all ages.
It will take place at the Fab4 Café at the Royal Albert Dock on Sunday, February 25, on what would have been his 80th birthday.
Although the event is free to attend people are asked to book tickets in advance by clicking here. Those attending are also encouraged to donate to George Harrison’s charity, The Material World Foundation.
It has supported hundreds of individuals, organisations and charities since it was established by George in 1973, including Liverpool-based LIPA and Alder Hey Children’s hospital.
Taking place from 10am to 3pm, the event will welcome Hare Krishna devotees from around the country. It will be hosted by Pradyumna Pradip Gajjar, in the 50th year of Bhaktivedanta Manor.
The location was donated to the movement by George in 1973. Pradip and the panel will be talking about their faith and their time with George, and will be answering questions in a Q&A session.
Throughout the day The Beatles Story will feature live music from The Cavern Club’s Clark Gilmour, and Mukunda Michael Murphy from ‘My Sweet Lord: The Spiritual Journey of George Harrison’.
There will also be children’s activities in the attraction’s Discovery Zone, and an Indian instrument workshop. Visitors will also have the chance to try The Fab4 Cafe’s ‘George’s Soup’ – a spicy vegan lentil soup made from George Harrison’s own recipe.
The Fab4 Café, which evokes the spirit of the 1960s, is located at The Beatles Story at Liverpool’s Royal Albert Dock. The entrance is situated inside the Fab4 Store on Gower Street.
The Beatles Story is the world’s largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to telling the story of the lives and times of The Beatles.