We all know Liverpool is an amazing place, but just how much do we REALLY know about it?
Liverpool Discovers is a landmark public art event celebrating the greatest stories seldom told about one of the world’s most interesting and best-loved cities.
Liverpool, St Helens and Wirral will be animated by a trail of fun, quirky and informative public art installations. Created by exceptional artists, the trail will take us on a journey of discovery to explore each of the different quarters of the city while learning more about the events and people that made this city so special.
What do a goal net, the sound of the silver screen and an x-ray machine have in common? Believe it or not, all three things can call Liverpool home, and that’s just a hint of the wealth of triumphs, discoveries and innovations Liverpool can lay claim to.
So from Monday 14 February, we’re inviting everyone to take to a FREE trail of exciting and informative public art installations, guided by a superb hand-drawn illustrative map. The map and artworks will be created by exceptional artists and inspired by the things you never knew about one of the world’s best-loved cities.
The event will have 10 themes and is a reflection of the stories and facts offered up by the region’s people. Each installation on this trail of discovery will be engaging, unique and world-class; just like the city itself.
St Helens and Wirral will also have their very own trail and will feature on the Liverpool map representing greater Merseyside’s considerable contribution to world history.
Liverpool Discovers is commissioned by Culture Liverpool as Liverpool City Council’s culture team through the European Regional Development Fund. Delivering the event is the award-winning Wild in Art, the team behind the phenomenal Go Superlambananas and Go Penguins together with the Liverpool Lantern Company leading on artistic content.
So, whether a tourist in your own city, or an international visitor, let Liverpool Discovers take you on an unforgettable journey around an unforgettable city.
Liverpool Discovers 14 February to 20 March 8 May 2011
Details of extension:
The full trail will be available for people to visit up until Monday 28 March apart from Where Stars Are Made (St Helens) . After 28 March there will be a smaller version of some of the highlights up until 8 May.
There is seven in total – namely, Fish & Ships; The Runner; Heaven & Earth; Sounding Out; Sugar & Chain; X Ray-Ted and Mary Bamber – all will stay in their original locations apart from Mary Bamber who we are trying to find a suitable indoor location.
So we will be losing Stephenson’s Destinator, Mythophones and Echoes & Whispers.