Stevie G – Art Lover!

Steven GerrardLiverpool captain Steven Gerrard will appear in a TV programme looking at and discussing Liverpool museum exhibits and aimed at exploring the issue of football players as role models. According to icLiverpool, Gerrard took a tour of the World Museum and Walker Art Gallery after returning from getting his PFA Player of the Year Award. He met Tranmere Rovers chairwoman and trustee of National Museums Liverpool, Lorraine Rogers, who showed him round. Expressing a personal interest in art and history, Gerrard said he had not been to the Walker since he was at school. "Some modern art is easier on the eye but I prefer some of the older paintings in the Walker", he said. "They tell the story of how it was back then. I like to look at the expressions on the faces." Commenting on the programme, Lorraine Rogers (who is executive producer of the programme), said: "Sport and art are both important aspects of culture and both contributed to the reason Liverpool was chosen as Capital of Culture for 2008. We were delighted that Steven Gerrard agreed to appear in the programme and he showed a lot of interest in the different exhibitions at the galleries." The World Museum Liverpool celebrates the first anniversary since it's multi-million pounds refit this Saturday. In that time it has attracted 600,000 visitors and is in the top five most visited museums in the UK outside London. Photo c bbc wales

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