Everyman, gone but not forgotten

The Everyman Theatre on Hope Street opened in 1964 and has been home to some of the most inspiring, urgent, enjoyable and socially aware theatre of the last five decades. On Saturday 2nd July 2011, this piece of Liverpool’s artistic and creative history came to an end. For now. The building itself has changed many times over the years; from chapel to cinema to theatre space.

Of equal importance to the theatre was the bistro below it. For over a decade I ate there (sometimes every single week day) and never tired of the great food and drink, convivial surroundings and bohemian clientele – where are we all going to go now?

It’s being rebuilt and due to open in 2013 but can it ever be the same? I fear not. See its final moments at this YouTube clip:

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