People across the city are being invited to join a colourful parade of banners tonight (14 June) representing all 32 World Cup nations.
During the Terrace Tapestries event around 150 people will carry displays featuring the flag of a country on one side and then an artistic response to that nation on the other.
To join the parade, members of the public are encouraged to meet at Williamson Square for 6pm dressed in bright World Cup colours.
The parade will then start at 6.30pm taking the following route:
- Williamson Square
- Clayton Square
- Along Parker Street
- Down Church Street to McDonalds
- Left onto Paradise Street towards John Lewis
- Right down Thomas Steers Way
- Across The Strand at pedestrian, using the crossing near the Hilton.
- Enters Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, past the Pump House and across Hartley’s Bridge
- Parade will end in Mermaid Court
Banners have been created by communities across the city in workshops which took place at The Florrie, led by local arts organisation Foto Octo and legendary Liverpool banner-maker Peter Carney.
The artworks feature the faces of football legends including Egypt’s Mo Salah, Senegal’s Sadio Mané and Germany’s Jurgen Klopp, as well as Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and Icelandic musician Bjork.
Following the parade, the banners will go on display at National Museums Liverpool’s Martin Luther King building at The Royal Albert Dock Liverpool for the duration of the World Cup.
Jah Jussa, co-director of Foto Octo, says: “Terrace Tapestries is a collective celebration of 32 nations all coming together under the umbrella of football.
“Banners have a knack of bringing people together, highlighting the strength of the collective effort and the way in which people can unite – regardless of their background or footballing loyalties.
“The workshops brought together many diverse groups from experienced artists to people who just wanted to give the sessions a try – it really was a level playing field for all.”
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