Liverpool is marking one year since the first national lockdown with an event for hope and reflection for the future.

Tomorrow, March 23rd will be the day of tribute after a challenging year.

One minute of silence will be held across the city at midday to remember those who we have lost in our city.

Immediately after the silence a special programme will be broadcast on radio and online called Liverpool Together.

The 30-minute programme will be produced by Liverpool City Council’s Culture Liverpool team and broadcast by BBC Radio Merseyside.

The event wants to reflect the year’s challenges and remember the people we have lost with a celebration of community spirit and the resilience of the Liverpool people.

Civic buildings will light up yellow and from 6.30pm and the River of Light Trail will illuminate the waterfront as part of the nation’s ‘beacon of remembrance’.

The event will also feature work from writer Frank Cottrell-Boyce, poet Dorcas Seb and singer songwriter Amber Jay together with contributions from frontline workers and members of the public.

Frank Cottrell-Boyce said: “One of the hardest things about this last year has been the fact that we have not been allowed to say goodbye to our loved ones.”

The city’s annual health report is also due to be published at the same time as the event.

Liverpool City Council have said that Covid restrictions will remain in place for the event.

The River of Light Trail is non-ticketed, free and open until 5 April.   For more information, visit the official site<https://www.visitliverpool.com/riveroflight>.

Liverpool Together, can be listened to on the radio (95.8fm, Dab and Freeview channel 722) or via this link.

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