UPDATE: As the Trail has been extended to 8 May with fewer installations, here is a new version of the map It’s a large file – 4.2 MB so if you’re on a slow link you’ll need to be patient. It’s the first illustrated map
EXTENDED to 8 May. Artist: Faith Bebbington
Location: King-Park, (car park) Kings Dock Street
Liverpool is renowned globally for its football prowess and glorious Grand National. But did you know that Liverpool held an annual Grand Olympic Festival
ENDS 28 March. Artist: Aragorn Horner
Location: Lime St Station (Inside)
Making its inaugural journey at the Rainhill Trials in 1829, George Stephenson’s ‘Rocket’ was the world’s first modern passenger locomotive. It changed the world forever, but this revolutionary invention caused deep suspicion for many Victorians
EXTENDED to 8 May. Artists: Carrie Reichardt & Nick Reynolds
Location: St George’s Plateau
An informative mosaic figure of suffragette and social revolutionary Mary Bamber – once described by Sylvia Pankhurst as the ‘finest, fighting platform speaker in the country’
ENDS 28 March. Artist: Dave Young and Dan Fox
Locations: Various ‘Secret Gardens’ – see below
Explore Liverpool’s ‘secret gardens’ and share their unknown secrets, fantastical facts, tall tales, myths and poems through a series of curious metallic ‘Mythophones’.
EXTENDED to 8 May. Artist: Andy Plant
Location: Pier Head, the Waterfront
Gaze into the stars with this humorous interactive sculpture dedicated to the city’s astro-physics genius Jeremiah Horrocks.
Born in Toxteth in 1617 and living to just 22, Jeremiah discovered the Transit of Venus in 1639, pioneered astronomy in an age of ‘witchcraft and alchemy’ and was hailed as a ‘giant’ by Isaac Newton.
EXTENDED to 8 May. Artist: Andy Hazell
Location: Goree Plaza, Mann Island
Liverpool’s prosperity was built on the imports of tobacco, cotton and sugar, which has been associated with the city for centuries. This bitter-sweet artwork references the historical links between the city’s sugar industry and its reliance on the abominations of the Slave Trade.
ENDS 28 March. Artist: Andy McKeown
Location: Thomas Steers Way, Liverpool ONE
Music is the heart-beat of Liverpool, leading the world in having produced more No 1 hit singles than any other city (source: Guinness Book of World Records).
Sing-along with the UK’s first ever musical lamp-posts as this interactive new media sound installation transforms Thomas Steers Way
EXTENDED to 8 May. Artist: David Kemp
Location: Coburg Wharf, the Marina
This eco-friendly sculptural creature encompasses the essence of the River Mersey – its incredible sea voyages, departures, migrant arrivals and its everyday comings and goings.
EXTENDED to 8 May. Artist: Matthew Sansom
Location: St James’ Mount, Anglican Cathedral
Giant ‘sound mirrors’ tempt viewers to listen to the city through the artwork, which amplifies the continual flowing soundscape of the city and its inhabitants
EXTENDED to 8 May. Artist: Joe Rush
Location: Lyceum Place, Bold Street
Using found objects, flash light and recycled materials, this artwork combines two of the many medical discoveries of international significance carried out in Liverpool.
In 1896, Nobel Prize-winning Charles Barkla was the first to use x-ray photography to reveal a bullet in a young boy’s wrist.
EXTENDED to 8 May. Artists: Various artists details here
Location: William Brown Street, Derby Square & Whitechapel
Discover twenty two artists’ tributes to some of Liverpool’s finest people, adorning street lamps in two city centre streets.
Who would you nominate as your Liverpool Great?
Artists: Mike Pattison and Arts Desire
Location: Church Square, St Helens
‘Where Stars are Made’ brings Hollywood Glamour right to the heart of St. Helens, celebrating the town’s little-known Hollywood successes.
Glitz, movement and magic are all wrapped up in three giant Kaleidoscopes.
Artists: Thingumajig Theatre.
Locations: Various Places on the Wirral (see schedule below)
‘Kelda’ (an old Norse name meaning “spring” or “fountain”) is a giant puppet of Viking lineage. She is an inquisitive child who embodies the spirit of discovery and wonder.
Through 3 puppeteer/performers she is able to interact with both her surroundings and her audience