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Strawberry Field opens its gates for good

13th September, 2019

The world famous Strawberry Field, immortalised by The Beatles, will be open to the public for the first time thanks to The Salvation Army this Saturday 14th September 2019.

For over 70 years, Beatles fans have only been able to stand outside the iconic red gates but from Saturday, they will now be able to enter the grounds and gardens that inspired John Lennon to write the 1967 classic hit, Strawberry Fields Forever.

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Strawberry Field, Liverpool – new, authentic and unique addition to Beatles tourism opens in September 2019, Responsible tourism arrives on Merseyside

18th July, 2019

With the opening of Strawberry Field, Liverpool now offers a unique and exciting attraction to members of the travel trade. Strawberry Field, a responsible tourism offering with a difference, opens its iconic red gates in Liverpool in September 2019. Catering for both FIT’s and group tours, Strawberry Field makes a visit to Liverpool even more compelling for the hundreds of millions of Beatle fans around the world.

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Strawberry Field Liverpool to feature in the upcoming Danny Boyle & Richard Curtis film, Yesterday

25th June, 2019

Strawberry Field, the iconic site immortalised in the Beatles hit, ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ will feature in the upcoming film ‘Yesterday’, by Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis. Written by Curtis and directed by Boyle, the movie follows Jack, played by Eastenders’ actor Himesh Patel, as he wakes from a freak accident to find no one else in the world remembers the songs made famous by The Beatles.

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Strawberry Field in the community

14th March, 2019

OUR Fresh Expressions Leader, Louise Brown, has been very busy, out and about in the local community, building relationships and finding out about all the great things happening in Woolton, Liverpool.

And, on particularly significant dates Louise and a team of volunteers have been at the gates of Strawberry Field, engaging with and chatting to people from all over the world. 

Most recently this saw them handing out around 200 valentine’s cookies to visitors at the gates, in celebration of Valentine’s Day.

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The Beatles Story welcomes its first Strawberry Field 'Steps to Work' trainee

12th March, 2019

THE Beatles Story recently welcomed Abbie O’Neal to its guest services team as part of our ‘Steps to Work’ programme.

Steps to Work’ is aimed at giving young adults with learning disabilities the chance to gain skills and experience in the workplace.

Last year, The Beatles Story pledged its support to the much-anticipated project, by offering sponsorship and job opportunities for our trainees.

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Exciting Grant Boost for new Strawberry Field Development

17th February, 2019

LIVERPOOL, FEBRUARY 17, 2019, Anniversary of the UK release of Beatles hit song ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ - A generous grant donation of £100,000 from philanthropic charity, The Wolfson Foundation has been greatly received by owners of the site, The Salvation Army.

Strawberry Field, the iconic location immortalised in The Beatles hit, ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’, is scheduled to open this summer after a major redevelopment of the grounds which will see the famous red gates opened to the public for the very first time.

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Strawberry Field, Liverpool - Bringing a Legend to Life

5th February, 2019

JOHN Lennon fans can today claim their place in the face of the legend as plans were announced to create a giant photomosaic of the world famous Beatle’s face as part of a new visitor exhibition opening in summer 2019.

Strawberry Field, the iconic site immortalised in the Beatles hit, Strawberry Fields Forever, is owned by The Salvation Army who are developing the site which will open in summer 2019. 

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Strawberry Field Trainees Take First Steps into Work

15th October, 2018

Young adults with learning disabilities will gain skills and experience to help them onto the career ladder thanks to a flagship scheme developed by The Salvation Army in partnership with The City of Liverpool College and local employers. The first cohort of eight trainees will join the programme on 15th October 2018.

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The City of Liverpool College and The Salvation Army to help adults with learning disabilities

31st August, 2018

The Salvation Army and The City of Liverpool College have agreed a Memorandum of Understanding, committing to create and provide employment and training opportunities for young adults with learning disabilities.

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Strawberry Field - A Piece of History Could be Yours "Forever"

24th August, 2018

Strawberry Field - the inspiration for one of the Beatles' greatest songs holds a unique place in history as it helped to shape the mind of the young John Lennon.

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“The plan to open Strawberry Field to the public for the first time - so people can see a unique exhibition about the home, how and why the song was written by John, and allow visitors to explore the grounds as John did as a child - is very exciting.”

Lady Judy Martin OBE