Knowsley’s year as Liverpool City Region Borough of Culture got off to an illuminating start, with the switch on of Aqualux in Kirkby Town Centre on Friday 14 January 2022.

Hundreds of people gathered in the town centre to celebrate this exciting start to the year and visitors young and old quickly got into the party spirit.

Spark Illuminated Drummers brought the beat to the heart of Kirkby with their mesmerising performances and soon after Aqualux was officially switched on by Knowsley Council’s Deputy Leader, Cllr Louise Harbour.

Aqualux is a 8-metre by 3-metre-wide light installation consists of 48 containers which can hold up to 1,000 litres of water – that is the same as the average water consumption of one person in a year, just at home.

Coming to life after dark, the illuminated artwork is accompanied by music to create a memorable and magical experience whilst also raising awareness of the need to conserve and protect our fragile water supplies.

Aqualux is the first of a series of light installations coming to Knowsley to form ‘New Dawn’ and which kicks of the borough’s year programme of events.

Aqualux will be illuminated between 4pm and 9pm, every day until Friday 28 January. The experience will run on a loop for 20 minutes with a short break in between meaning visitors can arrive at any time after 4pm to experience the attraction. There is no need to book tickets and it is completely free to the public.

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