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A series of amazing video projection shows will light up Sefton this March

4 years ago

By The Guide Liverpool

Brought to Sefton by the Borough of Culture, residents and visitors can enjoy a spectacular celebration of the Sefton Coastline this March.

Using the three sites of Waterloo Town Hall, Bootle Town Hall and The Atkinson, Southport, a trilogy of large scale video projections will be created on consecutive nights. Each chapter is part of an interwoven story that connects the coastal towns and people together, as part of the Borough of Culture programme.

The concept brings together the spectacular nature, fauna and flora of the Sefton coastline, with its history and present day stories. As a space for tourists, day-trippers and families, blended with unique wildlife, nature reserves and the ever present sea. Each of the three projections will present a chapter of a three part story, focusing on the particular aspects of that site. Linking outwards to Sefton and beyond, it’s set to be filled with magic and wonder. Expect tales of myths and wondrous creatures, of ships and sailing and of peoples past and present.

Working with local experts and knowledge, the projections are anchored through following the journey of the Natterjack Toad – the endangered amphibian who lives in the Sefton dunes.  Known as the Birkdale Nightingale because of its extraordinary night time song, it becomes the character we follow, symbolising the growth and transition through ever changing stages of egg, tadpole, and toad – three chapters set across the three locations.

The journey will take us through through time and space, on boats and over dunes, through war time and summer sandcastles. These beautiful celebratory events will be built around storytelling, with children and families in mind, but inspiring for all ages.

Event locations & times

Friday 13th March – Waterloo Town Hall
Saturday 14th March – Bootle Town Hall
Sunday 15th March – Southport Town Hall

Light projection starts from 20:00 and is expected to last 15 minutes per evening.

The Guide Liverpool is delighted to be Official Media Partner of the Sefton Borough of Culture 2020 celebrations.


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