Crosby Coastal Park was lit up last week with the fantastic Parabolic Lightcloud which looks extraordinarily majestic just suspended in the air with the colour changes that keep you mesmerised as you watch.
The opening night last Friday was a great turn out. After the opening speeches by the Mayors of Sefton and Wirral and a beautiful poem, St Benedicts lollipop man Arthur Snellgrove hit the plunger to light the Parabolic Lightcloud.
The fun started just after 4pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the bottom of South Road.
The amazing light constellation is to signal the start of Sefton’s build up to the Borough of Culture. The Borough of Culture (BoC) title is awarded by the Liverpool City Region’s Combined Authority to one of its six local authorities (Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral) on a rotating, annual basis.
Wirral have been the Borough of Culture this last year and a spokesperson from Wirral Borough of Culture said: “We’re at Constellations in Sefton to pass the Liverpool City Region Borough of Culture baton over to our friends across the water. We’ve had an amazing year and wish Sefton 2020 the very best of luck!”
There were three evenings of activities including local bands, choirs and plenty of food and drink stalls. Spark! Spark! also performed, they are a street theatre show performed by five to seven characters that combines high-impact drumming, dynamic choreography and beautiful lighting design. There was Make Noise Choir, Fire Breathers, the Maghull Parish Bell Ringers to name a few of the acts and they were all absolutely brilliant!
The event was free to attend although there were drop off points to welcome any food-bank donations for South Sefton Foodbank.
If you visited the constellation, Sefton Council are asking if you can share your photos on social media tagging Sefton Council in and using #Sefton2020.