L1578 area
Cantsfield street

Put yourself in the outdoor picture

People living in an area of Liverpool are being asked to dig out their old photographs and home-made videos – so they can be used in an outdoor cinema show.

The film, projected on to a row of terraced houses, will show life in L1578 –an area named after the postcodes L15, 7 and 8- and is at the heart of a community event on Saturday 23 March.

Illuminos, a company who specialise in creating inventive and memorable artworks, are producing the film. They are looking for photographs and video clips to ensure that it truly reflects the life of the area.

The four themes being showcased in the film – which will be projected on to houses in Canstfield and Tunstall Streets – are young people/students, diversity, history and local organisations/businesses.

The community event, L1578 Life, will also feature stalls, workshops and displays of artwork. It is organised by the L1578 steering group.

“It is going to be a virtual street party with one of the biggest outdoor cinemas in the country!” said Councillor Steve Munby, cabinet member for the living environment and localism.

“Illuminos have produced many spectacular events, including a light show projected on to a building in Dingle at Christmas. That was a breathtaking show and I am sure that they will produce a memorable film to stir memories and help make this a great community event.

“However, to really reflect life in this community they need as much material as possible, so look through your photo albums and find your favourite video clips for them to use.”

The L1578 Life event, which is funded by Plus Dane Housing, starts at 5pm with the 40 minute film being shown at 7.15pm.

Photos and video clip or a link to where they can be found should be e-mailed to – mat@illuminos.co.uk by 4 March. Anyone wanting to run a stall (free for local Resident groups and businesses) should contact Billy Maxwell on 0151 225 8693


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