Grace a Grace!

Liverpool Waterfront at Night

Want to be part of a unique experience that could see your face emblazoned on to Liverpool’s iconic Three Graces?

As Liverpool prepares to make maritime history with the arrival of the three Cunard Queens in May, members of the public are being given the opportunity to become part of this unforgettable event.

Throughout the May Bank Holiday weekend (24, 25 and 26 May), technical experts The Colour Project will present Amazing Graces – a state-of-the-art projection exploring the spirit of Liverpool.

Taking place each evening from 10pm, this is one of the new commissions created especially for One Magnificent City which is the seven week programme of events celebrating Liverpool and its maritime links.

As part of Amazing Graces there will be a ‘Sea of Faces’ projected onto the buildings – and organisers are on the hunt for anyone who wants their face to be part of this unique project.

Arts organisation, Hope Street Ltd is working in partnership with The Colour Project to find the faces that represent the spirit of Liverpool. That ‘Sea of Faces’ will be an integral section of the show and the team behind the event want as many people as possible to have the opportunity to be part of this stunning artwork.

A special mini photo shoot has been organised giving people the chance to turn up, explain why they think Liverpool is a magnificent city and then pose for a picture. The pop-up photo booth will be:

  • Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 March, midday to 4pm, Museum of Liverpool, Pier Head, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 1DG

Alternatively, people are encouraged to take a head and shoulders picture of themselves and simply upload it to http://www.onemagnificentcity.co.uk/. It just needs to be a good quality picture taken against a plain white background, and once again, in 100 words or less, the team wants to know why Liverpool is magnificent. The deadline for online uploads is Friday 10 April.

Montserrat Gili, Creative Director at Hope Street: “This promises to be a once in a lifetime event that will show off the city in a magnificent light!

“We want as many people as possible to come forward and get involved and be in with the opportunity of gracing one of the Three Graces!”

Assistant Mayor and Cabinet Member for Leisure, Tourism and Events, Councillor Wendy Simon, said: “There is already a huge amount of buzz around the May bank holiday weekend and it’s gearing up to be a historic event.

“We know that hundreds of thousands of people are going to descend on the region to get a glimpse of one, or maybe all, of the Cunard Queens sitting majestically on the River Mersey and we wanted to make the most of that audience.

“Amazing Graces is a wonderful way to entertain the crowds each evening. Not only will the projections be visually stunning, but the story they tell will really engage with everyone and quite literally shine a light on our heritage and links with Cunard.

“For members of the public to have the chance to be part of the show and have their faces projected on to one of the most famous waterfronts in the world is amazing and I’m sure the organisers will be overrun with people who want to be part of this history-making weekend.”

Community groups or organisations which can’t make the above dates, but would like to be part of ‘Sea of Faces’, can contact Hope Street Ltd on: c.producer@hope-street.org The deadline is 31 March.

Please note, not all photos can be used as part of the projections, but all will take pride of place on the special online gallery on the One Magnificent City website.