Liverpool waterfront will become a ‘Sea of Faces’

A ‘Sea of Faces’ will be beamed on to Liverpool’s waterfront buildings as part of celebrations for Cunard’s landmark anniversary year.

Hundreds of people who live, work or play in the city will be featured in the projections as part of three nights of shows to coincide with the arrival of the three Cunard ‘Queens’ in May.

They form part of a series of activities being planned to entertain the hundreds of thousands of people expected to descend on Liverpool for the festivities.

The Colour Project, the organisation behind the state-of-the-art projection project, is one of the UK’s leading video mapping and design companies, and will work with the city and with Hope Street Ltd to produce the event.

Its previous work has included a World War I video installation in Liverpool as well as illuminating everything from Great Ormond Street Hospital to Battersea Power Station.

Creative director Carl Miller said: “This event will transform the rich waterfront canvas into an exciting and engaging visual display, and provide a fitting punctuation to this momentous occasion “This is a great opportunity to explore the spirit of Liverpool, its heritage and culture, along with highlights from the extensive history of Cunard.”

And Cllr Wendy Simon, assistant mayor and cabinet member for culture and tourism, added: “There’s still five months to go before the three monarchs of the sea head for the Mersey, and yet there’s already an air of excitement about their arrival, not just in the city but across the UK and the rest of the world.

“The Colour Project’s work will light up one of the most recognisable waterfronts in the world and will add another dimension to what is set to be an unforgettable weekend.”

Details will be announced in the spring about how people can get involved with Sea of Faces.

Press Release courtesy of Liverpool Echo

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