City of Light, City of Sanctuary – photo gallery
Words by Natasha Young | Images courtesy of The Lantern Company
The Lantern Company illuminated Sefton Park’s boating lake with its latest installation, ‘City of Light, City of Sanctuary’.
Crowds descended on the greenspace at night to see hundreds of glowing buildings, made in community workshops, floating along the water during the five-day event.
The Lantern Company teamed up with Writing on the Wall for the ambitious public art project, which provided a space for reflection on local and global experiences of migration, displacement, home and belonging.
The free installation, which came with a soundtrack of music, poetry and real life stories and experiences, was accompanied by the ticketed ‘Habitats’ trail in the Sefton Park Palm House grounds.
The enchanted gardens were filled with light-up animals, giant plants and insects after dark.