Record crowd in The Bombed Out Church

An unprecedented queue formed outside St Luke's the bombed out church in the heart of Liverpool yesterday to celebrate the launch of the Peace Collective’s charity single, All Together Now, while crowds gathered had the first public view of the people's statue also entitled All Together Now.

The day was a triumph of peace, music and celebration said Tom Calderbank, project leader of the statue commemorating the Christmas Truce. Tom explained that the sculpture is connected to the song in more than just name: “The inspiration for the sculpture didn’t just come from events 100 years ago but also from that song, and we hugely hope that All Together Now will make it to Christmas number one.”

The statue will remain in the church all week and is open to members of the public from 12­-6pm. One visitor, Steven Parkes, described the sculpture as “simply amazing”, adding: “It just sums up the need to bridge the gap.

“We won’t stop war but we can reduce its frequency, and that is what it’s all about.”

In addition to hosting the statue, the church is also draped in football scarves from clubs all across the world which were donated to LFC for the 25th Hillsborough Memorial Service earlier this year.

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