The Brian Epstein Statue Project

by The Brian Epstein Statue Project in Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 28th November 2019 we successfully raised £10,577 with 262 supporters in 70 days

We aim to create a world first: a unique, beautiful and lasting sculptural tribute to Mr Brian Epstein, in his home town, Liverpool.

by The Brian Epstein Statue Project in Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

Our Vision

There are over 70 statues of The Beatles around the world, but none of their iconic manager, without whom the band would never have made such a phenomenal and ongoing impact. We aim to rectify that. So our vision is to realise a world first: a statue of Brian, The Fifth Beatle, and one of the world's great creative individuals.

Brian united the world in the most powerfully sustaining way, not just through The Fab 4, but through his nurturing of the wider music scene in Liverpool at the time. Artists such as Gerry and the Pacemakers, Cilla Black, Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas, The Moody Blues and The Chants were all part of his roster of incredible talent. 

He gave pride to his community and his impact on the world is overwhelmingly positive. Yet his beautiful smiling face is unknown to so many around the world - this is why he needs a statue. His legacy is also largely unseen, even though his impact on popular culture is incalculable. As Andrew Lancel says in our campaign video, Brian had a hand in changing the world. This is why he needs this memorial. He needs to stay amongst us. 

What the finished statue will look like...

Also our featured reward: a strictly limited edition 18" coldcast bronze resin maquette, created exclusively for this campaign (one of only 9).

The Team 

The team behind the project has a wealth of collective experience in the fields of public art, publishing, theatre production and the local Beatles industry. All of us are united in our desire to see this project happen. We are also the team that produced the celebrated Beatles statue on the Liverpool Waterfront, so you're in safe hands... 

The 2019 Committee. From left: Larry Sidorczuk, Julie Roach, Marie Darwin, Tommy Calderbank, Kevin Roach, Bill Elms.


Sculptor Andy Edwards working on the limited edition bust live during Beatleweek 2019.

The Rewards 

With your help, we will raise the money we need, not just to make the statue, but to reach our exciting stretch targets. 

Check out our list of fantastic, exclusive rewards. Including NEW:

Tour Liverpool in John's replica vintage Rolls Royce. A personal service from driver Ian, to an exceptional standard. This is an experience you won't forget!  £150

Beatles Book Monthly and Beatles Unlimited Magazines (rare). All in excellent condition, published between Oct 1982- Dec 2003. 

A must for all collectors. Limited to 250. 

£15 ea


Limited edition prints (of 10), signed by creative team Tom Donahue and Marie Darwin, from the book 'What Did Grandad Paul Do When He Was Little?'


2 nights in the Lennon Suite, Hard Days Night Hotel, Liverpool, plus access to all key Beatles attractions. The ultimate package for fans! 

Written exclusively for raising funds for the statue campaign, this impeccably researched book takes the reader behind the scenes at a pivotal moment in Brian and the Beatles' story. (100 available).

'The Vision' - Like Brian himself, this beautiful work is a one-off. 'The Vision' comprises 18" coldcast bronze resin maquettes of The Fab Five! Beautifully mounted for display, signed and authenticated by artist Andy Edwards. This incredible reward is sure to be of interest to Beatles fans worldwide. 

STRICTLY EDITION 1 OF 1. 

Furthermore, you can be directly involved in the statue's creation. 

Our artist, Andy Edwards, will create the work LIVE. 

Fans and supporters will have the chance to add clay yourselves (either in person or in name, if you can't make it). It will be a truly collaborative work. By the people, for the people. 

Please pledge on our Crowdfunder today and together we will make it TIME FOR BRIAN.

Thank you! 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£1,300 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Ultimate Beatles Package: The Works!

The Beatles Industry in Liverpool have 'come together' to provide the ultimate package for Beatles fans! 2 nights at the Lennon Suite at the Hard Days Night Hotel (subject to availability). Dinner, bed and breakfast for 2 people in truly beautiful surroundings. Plus tickets to: The Cavern Club, The Beatles Story, The Magical Beatles Museum and Magical Mystery Tour

£5 or more

Enter the Hall of Fame

Your name listed in our Supporters Hall of Fame on our website, showing the world that you are a valued supporter of the project.

£10 or more

Certificate of Support

This beautiful Certificate of Support, designed by our artist Andy Edwards, is a lasting reminder of your help in making the project happen. Suitable for framing and display. Plus your name in our Hall of Fame.

£15 or more

69 of 250 claimed

Add your own clay

Have a hand in actually creating the work by adding your own piece of clay to the statue. If you can't make it in person, clay will be added in your name by the artist, filmed and added to our website. Plus your name in the Hall of Fame. Plus certificate of support.

£15 or more

3 of 250 claimed

Rare Beatles Magazines

Beatles Book Monthly and Beatles Unlimited Magazines (rare). All in excellent condition, published between Oct 1982- Dec 2002. A must for all collectors. Limited to 250.

£23 or more

89 of 100 claimed

1964: The Year That Changed The World Signed Book

Signed copy of the brand new book by Kevin Roach: 'Brian Epstein & 'Brian Epstein and The Beatles - 1964: The Year That Changed The World.' Written exclusively for raising funds for the campaign, this impeccably researched book will take the reader behind the scenes into the influence Brian had on the band at a critical moment in history. Plus your name in the Hall of Fame. Plus certificate of support.

£25 or more

Limited Edition Signed Prints

Limited edition mounted prints, signed by artist Tom Donahue and author Marie Darwin, taken from the book ‘What Did Grandad Paul Do When He Was Little?’

£150 or more

5 of 9 claimed

Epstein's Liverpool Guided Tour

Come with us on a tour of Epstein's Liverpool, for 2 people, guided by an experienced and highly recommended guide. Includes beautiful accommodation for 1 night. Plus your name in the Hall of Fame. Plus certificate of support.

£350 or more

1 of 9 claimed

Foundry Tour and Dinner with the Team

An exclusive tour around Castle Fine Arts foundry and dinner with the team behind the project. For 4 people. Includes accommodation in Liverpool. Plus your name in the Hall of Fame. Plus certificate of support. Plus copy of book 'Brian Epstein and The Beatles 1964: The Year That Changed The World', signed by author Kevin Roach.

£1,300 or more

2 of 9 claimed

Limited Edition Maquette

A strictly limited edition 18" coldcast bronze resin maquette of Brian, created exclusively for this campaign. Plus your name in the Hall of Fame. Plus certificate of support. Plus copy of book 'Brian Epstein and The Beatles 1964: The Year That Changed The World', signed by author Kevin Roach.

£9,000 or more

0 of 9 claimed

Original bronze bust

This original and beautiful bust has been specially created for this Crowdfunding campaign by artist Andy Edwards. Comes with a choice of stand or wall-mounted bracket for display. Also comes with certificate of authenticity. Plus your name in the Hall of Fame. Plus certificate of support. Plus copy of book 'Brian Epstein and The Beatles 1964: The Year That Changed The World', signed by author Kevin Roach.

£23,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

'The Vision'.

Like Brian himself, this very special piece is a one-off. Strictly edition 1 of 1, 'The Vision' comprises 18 inch coldcast bronze resin maquettes of The Beatles and Brian: THE FAB FIVE! It is beautifully mounted for display, signed and authenticated by artist Andy Edwards. This incredible reward is sure to be of interest to Beatles fans worldwide. Plus a range of 'super supporter' goodies that you'll treasure.

£150 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Tour Liverpool in replica John Rolls Royce

Tour Liverpool in John's replica vintage Rolls Royce. A personal service from driver Ian, to an exceptional standard. This is an experience you won't forget!

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