The Liverpool Institute For The Performing Arts start on the band's solo careers...

Paul McCartney is the focus of a new area at THE BEATLES STORY exhibition, designed by students from the LIVERPOOL INSTITUTE FOR PERFORMING ARTS (LIPA)

‘The Solo Years – Paul McCartney will open on July 26, and is the first installment in the proposed extension of the exhibition from purely The Beatles as a group to include their solo careers after the break-up.

Designed by Morgan Large, a grandaunt, lit by Theatre and Performance Technology students Richard Reardon and Sarah Kamender, and featuring a video by ex-LIPA Elisabeth Nord, the installment makes it seem as if visitors are flying over a floor map of Paul McCartney‘s life.

Large said: “I am thrilled that my design has been accepted for this exhibition. To be a student at the Institute which Paul McCartney is linked to, and then to create a design for The Beatles Story – it’s a dream come true!” She added, “I feel very fortunate and I can’t wait for the opening.”

The buildings featured include Paul McCartney‘s family home, Forthlin Road, the skyline of Liverpool, the Mull of Kintyre, London Bridge and Liverpool Cathedral – the place where his ‘Liverpool Oratorio’ was first performed.

Jerry Goldman, director of The Beatles Story, said: “I was recently made very aware, in addition to everything that [a][/a]has achieved in his career, of his influence on the new generation.”