Liverpool’s night sky will be illuminated next week as the city celebrates all things 2012!
This year’s free 5 November fireworks displays will take place tonight at Newsham Park and Sefton Park.
Starting at 7.30pm, the displays will celebrate events which have taken place this year including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Olympics and the Paralympics synchronised to a soundtrack which combines modern and classical tracks. The displays will last for around 20 minutes.
Visitors to the displays are advised to travel on foot or use public transport, leaving plenty of time to travel to the event. For travel information visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk. There is limited accessible parking at Croxteth Drive, Sefton Park and Gardners Drive at Newsham Park.
Those attending the events are asked not to bring their own fireworks.
Liverpool city council’s cabinet member for culture and tourism, Councillor Wendy Simon, said: “Liverpool’s fireworks displays always have the wow factor, and this year is going to be extra special as we pay homage to all the fantastic events which have taken place in 2012.
“These displays are also a safe way to enjoy bonfire night and we always encourage people to attend one of the many organised events taking place across the city.”
The city council is working closely with Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service and Merseyside Police to ensure people enjoy the 5 November safely and reduce the problems which can be associated with this time of year.
Members of the public are being asked to make sure they don’t leave potentially flammable material lying around, and not to give young people timber or other combustible materials for use on bonfires.