Headlines: Liverpool River of Light 2021 artworks revealed

What to expect from this year’s River of Light trail - plus, protesters gather as controversial arms fair begins in Liverpool and Mayoral consultation on markets in the city begins.

The artworks which will transform Liverpool’s waterfront this month as part of River of Light have been revealed.

For 17 nights, from Friday, 22 October, until Sunday, 7 November, the waterfront will be transformed into a free illuminated outdoor art gallery.

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The theme this year is ‘Rhythm of the Light’.

The 2km trail loop will feature 12 large scale light and sound artworks from local, national and international artists.

Trumpet Flowers - part of the River of Light trail. Image: Visit Liverpool

Artwork and installations:

Artwork: Trumpet Flowers - Location: Exchange Flags Square

Artwork: Liverpool Love of My Life - Location: Town Hall (best viewed from Castle Street)

Artwork: Limelight Saturday Night - Location: Derby Square

Artwork: Wave - Location: Thomas Steers Way

Artwork: Sonic Runway - Location: The Strand

Artwork: The Pool - Location: Chavasse Park, Liverpool ONE

The Pool - part of Liverpool’s River of Light installation. Image: Visit Liverpool

Artwork: Iconic Site - Location: Salthouse Quay

Artwork: Dance Together - Location: Canning Dock Quayside (Outside Museum of Liverpool)

Artwork: Singularity - Location: Mann Island Basin

Artwork: Light Piano 2.0 XL - Location: Mann Island Atrium

Artwork: Fly By Night - Location: Canal, Pier Head

Artwork: Spriteworks - Location: Canal, Pier Head

More information and a route map is available from Visit Liverpool.

Reaction to River of Light

Cabinet Member for Culture and Visitor Economy, Councillor Harry Doyle, said:“River of Light has become one of the cultural highlights each year in Liverpool. Having seen the plans I know it is going to be a great show!

“As well as the amazing artists it is also a showcase of how brilliantly this city works together with partners like Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool ONE, National Museums Liverpool and Liverpool BID all coming together to work with the team at Culture Liverpool to put on such an ambitious event.”

Protests against the AOC Europe arms fair in Liverpool today.

Protesters gather as controversial arms fair begins in Liverpool

Hundreds of demonstrators have gathered in Liverpool to protest against an arms conference taking place in the city.

Merseyside Police said they have introduced a dispersal zone on Liverpool Waterfront in response to reports of plans to commit criminal damage in the area.

The Association of Old Crows (AOC) Europe annual weapons conference is taking place at the ACC Exhibition Centre Liverpool on 12-13 October but has met with an increasing level of resistance.

Protesters met before sunrise on Tuesday, assembling at Wapping to rally against the arms fair.

Consultation on markets in Liverpool

A Liverpool residents, businesses and organisations are being urged to have their say on key Liverpool issues. As part of a new Mayoral approach, a consultation programme has launched which urges everyone to give their views on different aspects of Liverpool life – starting with the city’s markets offer.

The city council wants to hear from you – whether you’re a market trader, a regular shopper at one of the council-run markets, or perhaps you have never visited one of the locations before.

The Future of Liverpool Markets survey will take around 10 minutes to complete and can be found by visiting www.liverpool.gov.uk/marketsconsultation.

The survey will close at midnight Sunday, 31 October, and the findings of the study will be released in early 2022.