Following the successful act of rememberance of the Titanic disaster through 48 hours of giant-sized marionette dock-side puppetry, Liverpool city council are to commemorate the AD79 destruction of Pompei in a week of themed street theatre, community poetry and open-mic sessions on the upper deck of the Mersey ferry.
'It's time we recognised the deep feeling here in Liverpool about the eruption of Vesuvius and the strong connections that had developed between Pompei and Toxteth back in the first century' said Billy Wright, community spokesman.
Estelle Boardman, local commediene, echoed the views of Mr Wright. 'We want answers and we want them now, the authorities have been holding back information on this disaster for too long. It's like that Karakatoa eruption in 1883, it's still a raw nerve around here given the connections between Knotty Ash and Java'.
A planned act of commemoration of the Yukutan comet disaster - 65 million years BC - is also scheduled to take place at the pier head this Sunday. 'Some of them triceratops were Tranmere fans, and we demand the truth' said Mr Wright.