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, click here.
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!
Check out our video about preparations for this amazing event HERE.
You can also find the Rita schedule across the weekend