Light trail makes dazzling debut in Liverpool

By Abigail Nicholson

Hundreds of people flocked to Knowsley as a new light trail made its debut in Liverpool.

Knowsley Council marked officially becoming the Liverpool City Region Borough of Culture with the launch of a brand new light trail.

The official opening event of the Borough of Culture was ‘Aqualux’, an eight metre by three metre wide light installation.

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Hundreds of people flocked to Kirkby town centre and watched the structure's switch on.

Spark Illuminated Drummers were also performing at Knowsley's 'New Dawn' light switch on.

The first was due to take place at Stockbridge Village on January 7 and 8, however, the rapid spread of the Omicron variant and uncertainty over further restrictions has meant the start of the programme has now been delayed.

The cowd at Knowsley's 'New Dawn' light switch on.(Pic Andrew Teebay). (Andrew Teebay Liverpool Echo)

Plans for the light installation, ‘Tall Tales’, at Stockbridge Village have now been rearranged for February 4 and 5 and will take place between 6pm and 8.30pm.

Further events will take place in Halewood, Kirkby, Stockbridge, Huyton and Knowsley Hall between January 14 and February 26.

Commenting on the revised start of the borough of Culture programme, Cllr Graham Morgan, Leader of Knowsley Council, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to welcome in the New Year and look forward to all of the excitement and joy that we hope 2022 – our year as Liverpool City Region Borough of Culture – will bring.

“Our programme begins with New Dawn which will see major moments of light and outdoor events across the borough, alongside the illumination of our town centres, public buildings, and other landmarks.

Spark Illuminated Drummers performing at Knowsley's 'New Dawn' light switch on.(Pic Andrew Teebay). (Andrew Teebay Liverpool Echo)

Knowsley Borough of Culture New Dawn dates and locations:

Kirkby Town Centre - Aqualux – January 14 to 28

Halewood - The Magic Wood – January 21, 22 and 23

St Chad’s Church Kirkby - Gaia – January 28 to February 17

Spark Illuminated Drummers performing at Knowsley's 'New Dawn' light switch on.(Pic Andrew Teebay). (Andrew Teebay Liverpool Echo)

Stockbridge Village - Tall Tales – February 4 and 5

Huyton Village centre - Submergence – February 12 to 26

Knowsley Hall - New Dawn Light Spectacular – February 18 and 19

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