A number of installations will turn the Liverpool Waterfront into a celebration of light, art and music this autumn as we celebrate the colour and noise we have all missed.

Because of Covid restrictions, the 2020 River light trail last took place in the streets of Liverpool, in March 2021.

Liverpool River Light Trail, March 2021


This year, from October 22 to November 7, 12 light installations with the theme Rhythm of the Light will take over the city centre.

Each artwork is inspired by Liverpool’s musical heritage, the majority of which will have an accompanying soundtrack.

Some of the highlights of the 2021 River light trail include:

Dance Together, Canning Dock Quayside, Museum of Liverpool

Dance Together is a brand-new commission bringing together artistic studio Lucid Creates and Suzannah Pettigrew with Chibuku.

To celebrate recently passing the milestone of 20 years of events in the city.

This sound and light experience brings together archive music from some of the most celebrated nights in the club’s history alongside site specific poetry created by multidisciplinary artist Suzannah Pettigrew.

The Pool, Chavasse Park, Liverpool ONE

Jen Lewin brings her creation ‘The Pool’ to Liverpool.

The Pool is a giant field of light featuring over 100 interactive LED platforms that change colour and swirl with light when you walk on them.

Liverpool, Love of my life, Liverpool Town Hall

Chila Kumari Burman returns to her hometown to celebrate Diwali (November 4) and her love of Liverpool. Liverpool, Love of my life, will take over the front of Liverpool Town Hall and be accompanied by an Indian and Bollywood inspired soundtrack.

Spriteworks – Canal Basin, Pier Head

The first outdoor commission from Warrington-based artist Pastel Castles, this artwork is inspired by classic 90s computer games.

It will be accompanied by the bespoke soundtrack on her original Gameboy.

Liverpool River Light Trail, March 2021

Cabinet Member for Culture and Visitor Economy, Councillor Harry Doyle, said:

“River of Light has become one of the cultural highlights each year in Liverpool. Having seen the plans, I know it is going to be a great show!

“As well as the amazing artists it is also a showcase of how brilliantly this city works together with partners like Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool ONE, National Museums Liverpool and Liverpool BID all coming together to work with the team at Culture Liverpool to put on such an ambitious event.”

To get the latest information visit www.visitliverpool.com/riveroflight



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