Rest in Peace Linda Meagor
We are so, so sad at hearing the news of Linda Meagor’s death, a sadness that we know is being shared across the whole of the artistic and cultural community in Merseyside. We first met Linda in late 2014, when she was working for Culture Liverpool, and was helping us find a venue for one of our festival events. We were struck by her enthusiasm, commitment and shining personality. From then on, we – I say we – all the WoW team past and present, collectively and individually, became friends with Linda; how could you not be friends with her? She had a unique ability to be knowledgeable about the arts, an astute and highly organised organiser, and always retain her sense of balance, never ‘losing it’ as is so often the case when we’re all under the usual insane pressures of festival and event delivery, and keep her sense of fun, with her own great laugh.
Linda did a lot of work with us over the years – the International Business Festival events in 2016, worked as our festival coordinator in the run up to our ‘Revolution’ festival in 2017, and most recently coordinated our ‘Writer’s Marketplace’ in November 2017. Her work was always, always to the highest standard. If you were looking for someone to work on a project, or festival, you were delighted if Linda was available as you knew she could turn her hand to anything and make it happen. It’s hard to know that someone who is part of our world has gone, and her thoughts go out to her partner Chris and her family. They should know that she enriched all our lives and made an enormous contribution to the cultural life of many people and the city as a whole. We will miss her, and share that loss with the whole community.