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Watch the River of Light 2019 official highlights video

4 years ago

Watch the River of Light 2019 official highlights video

Thousands lined the banks of the River for a show stopping fireworks display that lit up Merseyside and beyond. All brought to us by Liverpool City Council’s Culture Liverpool.

Returning for its fourth year, River of Light promised to be bigger and brighter than before and it didn’t disappoint. With two displays, one centred on the Liverpool waterfront, the other for New Brighton, plus 10 new light art works to view, the region was truly illuminated for all to see.

Watch above as we capture River of Light 2019 and don’t forget there’s still time to catch the artworks across our waterfront until Saturday 9 November. 

Sunday 3rd November saw thousands line both sides of the River Mersey. In New Brighton, there was early evening street theatre and music for families to enjoy along with food and drink vendors keeping everyone warm.

This year, firework and pyrotechnic experts, Titanium choreographed two displays so that Wirral residents and visitors could gather at New Brighton’s waterfront for their own show.

Wirral Borough Council completed its year of Culture programme with the River of Light celebrations, and what a way to end a fantastic year. Take a look back at a thrilling year for Wirral here.

Over in Liverpool, it was standing room only on the Pier Head, Strand and Albert Dock as again, thousands poured into the city for the fireworks and light shows. With 10 new attractions to see and experience, it was fantastic to see so many families making an evening of it.

Thankfully the rain held off and visitors were treated to an amazing fireworks display choreographed to music tracks from the likes of Lewis Capaldi, Rag N Bone Man, Pink! and Calvin Harris. As colours lit up the night sky, the fireworks could be heard right across the region, before a huge finale signalled the end of an incredible 15 minute long display.

The River of Light celebrations aren’t over yet. From floating bulbs at Mann Island to giant bunnies at Exchange Flags and spiders racing across the Cunard Building, the Art Works, which run every evening from 5pm until 9:30/10pm until Friday 9th November, have proven to be hugely popular and have encouraged families to come out to explore the city after dark.

Find out more about The Art Works and plan your visit (prepare to take a million snaps with your phone too!)

Our congratulations and thanks to Liverpool City Council, Culture Liverpool, Wirral Borough Council and Titanium Fireworks for yet another spectacular show and evening of entertainment.

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