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Liverpool birthday film premieres
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
The film premiered at Liverpool's Philharmonic Hall
A documentary showing how schoolchildren have been involved in Liverpool's 800th birthday has been shown for the first time.

Hundreds of young people watched the premiere of the Coming of Age film at Liverpool's Philharmonic Hall.

The film shows how more than 3,000 pupils from 170 schools teamed up with artists to celebrate Liverpool's heritage.

Projects included a modern version of the Bayeaux tapestry.

'Ground-breaking'

The Coming of Age film will be sent to all Liverpool schools and libraries. It will also be shown on the BBC Big Screen in Clayton Square.

The Leader of Liverpool city council, Councillor Warren Bradley, said: "Coming of Age ensured that Liverpool's young people made an important contribution to the city's 800th birthday celebrations.

"These ground-breaking projects have played an important role in engaging young people, teaching them valuable new skills, and creating some really high-quality work."

Coming of Age was one of the first school projects to use the Creative Learning Network programme, which was established to link schools with arts and cultural organisations.

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