Rita Riot/ Rita Dreaming/ Rita Requiem

Inspired by Lovely Rita

with Meow Meow and her Sleepless Beauties & The Kazimier

10 June — 11 June

Installation / Music / Performance / Procession


Hope Street, Metropolitan Cathedral, Oratory, Anglican Cathedral and St James Burial Ground

Meow Meow, Jherek Bischoff, Jethro Woodward, Andrea Lauer

We may not always love them when we’re on the receiving end of a parking ticket.

But Paul McCartney turned an encounter with a ‘meter maid’ close to London’s Abbey Road Studios into an exuberant and jaunty love letter.

Lovely Rita and Liverpool’s own traffic wardens are the inspiration for this inventive performance project by international performance artist Meow Meow.

Known for pushing boundaries, Meow Meow works with her Sleepless Beauties – acclaimed musician, composer and producer Jherek Bischoff, sound designer and composer Jethro Woodward, and award-winning designer Andrea Lauer – to produce a unique and glorious procession down iconic Hope Street to start the weekend.

Setting off from the Metropolitan Cathedral at 9.30am on 10 June, it will involve musicians and traffic wardens, with a little help from The Kazimier and culminates in an uplifting performance outside the Oratory.

A thought-provoking visual and sonic installation, Rita Dreaming, is being held in The Oratory at 30 minute cycles from 11.30am-6pmon 10 June, running over the weekend, with some surprise appearances and apparitions. To see how you can be a part of this spectacular happening.

The weekend will culminate in Rita’s ‘awakening’ and a Requiem on the preciousness of Time in St James Gardens below Liverpool Cathedral at 10pm on June 11.

This will undoubtedly be a first for Hope Street, the city, for traffic wardens and the world!

You can also find the Rita schedule across the weekend