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Public Statues and Sculpture Association

Cilla Black

Photo: Rodhullandemu Wikimedia Commons

Sculptor: Andy Edwards (b.1964) and Emma Rodgers (b.1974)

Founder: Castle Fine Arts Foundry

Materials: Bronze

Dimensions: h. 201 cm

Unveiled: 16 January 2017

Cilla Black

Cilla Black (Priscilla Maria Veronica White OBE) (1943-2015), singer and television presenter. This statue, which was commissioned by her sons, Robert, Ben and Jack Willis, is sited outside the Cavern Club (rebuilt) in Liverpool, where Cilla first worked as a part-time cloakroom attendant and later used to perform. The figure stands on a disc, based on a real 45 record, of her No.1 single ‘You’re My World’. Her dress reflecting the designs of 60s fashion designer Mary Quant comprises squares depicting images and text, such as catchphrases and song lyrics, from Cilla’s life and career.

Location: Outside the Cavern Club, Mathew Street, Liverpool.