• Wilfred Owen

Portrait of famous World War One poet to light up Lime Street

A huge portrait of famous World War One poet Wilfred Owen is to be projected onto Lime Street this remembrance weekend.

Anthony Brown’s ‘The Soldier’s Story’ features a portrait of Owen with a background of memorabilia, photographs and his handwritten poems and letters.

Ion Developments, which is behind the redevelopment of Lime Street, is collaborating with Anthony, Lorraine Brown and Liverpool City Council on the project.

This will be the first time the work, originally unveiled at Liverpool Cathedral in 2011, will be shown as a large-scale projection.

Over 25 metres high, the artwork will appear on the gable end of the newly completed Lime Street development, facing St Georges Hall.

Steve Parry, managing director of Ion, says: “I’m delighted to mark the completion of the development with such an important public art work that will pay tribute to the armed forces, both today and in the past.

“The building shows the history of Lime Street through the ages, and through this powerful and emotive projection we have the opportunity to pay testament to some of the most significant moments of that history; the wars we have fought and the brave soldiers that have protected us and given their lives in the process.”

Anthony adds: “This portrait is dedicated to, and in tribute of our armed forces and the selfless, courageous sacrifice that shrouds them.

“Wilfred Owen used his poetry to provide an outlet for the soldier’s experience of war and we aim to project that to the people of Liverpool this Remembrance Day.”

The projection will be seen after dusk, from 4pm until 10pm on Saturday 10 November and Sunday 11 November.

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