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LightNight Liverpool creates climate for new city art trail


A new Liverpool art trail which focuses on the future predicted impact of climate change will be launched as part of 2021 LightNight tonight.

Heavy Gardening is being produced by artist Andrew Merritt of Something & Son, in collaboration with dot-art, First Take and Open Eye Gallery.

The trail, which takes in seven artworks sited between the Bluecoat and Baltic Quarter, is part of Liverpool’s Urban GreenUP project and sees Merritt transform seven urban sites into useful habitats for other species.

The LightNight launch includes the chance to pick up a map outside Bluecoat, hear more about urban wildlife from the RSPB and then set out to discover it for yourself, or to book a free place in advance on a Photowalk with Open Eye’s Andy Yates.

Photowalks take place at 5pm and 7pm, and there are 12 places on each. Book HERE.

People who can’t or don’t want to come into the city centre can also watch a panel talk online on the evening.

Lucy Byrne of dot-art said: “We’re incredibly excited to launch this innovative and thought provoking new public art trail, which addresses the biggest issue of our time, as part of LightNight 2021.

“The Urban GreenUP programme has already had a fantastic impact on the urban environment of Liverpool, and we hope Heavy Gardening will encourage the public to see their city and its wild inhabitants through new eyes.”

LightNight Liverpool is on Friday, May 21. More about Heavy Gardening HERE