The People’s Day of Death: Liverpool celebrates its own mortality
Skools, ghouls and a rulebook for funeral punkery
Dear members — last week, people from across Liverpool watched in awe as a mighty pyramid (constructed of human ashes) made its way across the water to Birkenhead. Sounds strange? Not to the city’s own Bill Drummond (of Echo & The Bunnymen-managing fame), who organises the celebration of all things death each year to encourage frank conversations about the ‘other side’. In today’s piece, we send writer Ophira Gottlieb (who you may remember from her gorgeous piece about The Liverpool Poets) to find out more.
But first, your Post briefing — including success for Merseyside Police and a charity single from the beloved Pete the Busker.