Visitors to Liverpool can experience the wonders of our solar system thanks to an exhibition trail based in the city.

Our Place In Space is an art exhibition trail going around the city of Liverpool, showcasing large scale models of our solar system.

From October 14 to November 6, you can begin at the Sun on Church Street, making your way along the city’s iconic waterfront and Trans Pennine Trail before finishing off at Pluto in Otterspool.

Our Place in Space Sun
Our Place in Space Sun © Bella Cox

The complete trail will take you about three hours, if you’re hoping to see all the way from the Sun to Pluto, on the 8.1km walk.

There is an app available to download on your phone which will make your visit through space much better. You are able to track your steps, collect space souvenirs, upload a star to the ‘Universe of Us’ and learn all about the solar system during the trail.

Our Place In Space is a perfect place to take the whole family for an entertaining and educational trip.

Oliver Jeffers designed the wonderful and colourful exhibition with astrophysicist Professor Stephen Smartt and a creative team led by Nerve Centre, Northern Ireland’s leading creative media arts centre.

As well as an entertaining walk, on October 22 they will be hosting ‘Swing at Saturn’ from 2-3pm, where you can learn to swing with local jazz outfit Swingology on the Coburg Wharf.

Creative workshops will take place from October 26-29 (10am-4pm) at the Quaker Meeting House, giving you the opportunity to join the creative learning team for workshops in coding, Minecraft and digital fabrication.

Our Place in Space start
Our Place in Space start © Bella Cox

Alongside the River of Light coming this week to the waterfront, there will be plenty for all to enjoy for free this Autumn in Liverpool.

Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture and Visitor Economy, Councillor Harry Doyle, said: “We are delighted that UNBOXED have chosen Liverpool as a stop for Our Place In Space this year.

“As the solar system takes over our city centre we are celebrating the return of our major festival River of Light, welcoming the World Gymnastic Championships 2022 and are the centre of the art world as Tate Liverpool plays host to The Turner Prize.

“Liverpool is the only place to be this Autumn for brilliant, free entertainment.”

Featured image: Bella Cox


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