For 14 nights an illuminated outdoor art gallery is to be showcased across our waterfront.

The ‘River Of Light Trail’ will be in the area from March 23 to April 5.

There will be 11 audio and visual installations along the 2km looped walk.

This will be opened hours after the city hosts a virtual event reflecting on the impact of Covid for the city in the past year.

Liverpool’s Acting Mayor, Councillor Wendy Simon said: ” “Launching the River of Light Trail a year to the day lockdown in England began is a symbolic invitation to Liverpool residents to start slowly and safely rediscovering the city once again, and points to brighter times ahead.

“The driving force is to bring joy and light to residents in what has been a dark year for all of us.”

The first artworks being announced are:

  • Rainbow Bridge –  Presented in partnership with National Museums Liverpool and will be located in Canning Dock Quayside, next to the Royal Liverpool Albert Dock.
  • All in the Balance – Located outside the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Building at the Royal Liverpool Albert Dock, created by Liverpool’s own The Lantern Company.
  • Light A Wish – By The Guide Liverpool will ask people to share their wishes for the future.
  • Neighborhood – Castle Street will become a temporary home to a washing line. Open Eye Gallery will run a photography project alongside this which will engage participants in response to the artwork to form part of an online exhibition.

Details of all the artworks, which can be viewed from 6pm-10.30pm each evening, can be found online at

The event creators have worked closely with Public Health Liverpool to ensure the event is Covid-19 safe.

Images Courtesy of Liverpool City Council



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