Aqualux is a stunning 8-metre by 3-metre-wide light installation that will be situated in Kirkby town centre for two weeks.

The artwork consists of 48 containers which can each hold 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 will be accompanied by music to create a memorable and magical experience whilst raising awareness of the need to conserve and protect our fragile water supplies. Click here to find out more.

A switch on event will take place from 4pm on Friday 14 January which will include performances from Spark illuminated drummers to welcome Aqualux to Kirkby.

When and where can I see Aqualux?

Aqualux switch on event: 4pm, Friday 14 January

Friday 14 January – Friday 28 January 2022 - 4pm – 9pm
Newtown Gardens, Kirkby Town Centre, Newtown Gardens Switch on event – 4pm Friday 14 January 2022

How long does it last?

Between 4pm and 9pm every day Aqualux will be illuminated. The illumination will run on a loop for 20 minutes with a short break in between. There will be music to accompany the illumination.

Do I have to arrive at 4pm?

No, visitors can arrive anytime from 4pm onwards.

I am driving, where can I park?

Short stay and long stay parking is available in Kirkby town centre. Details are available here.

Do I need to book tickets in advance?

No, the event is free, and you don’t need tickets.

Who is the event for?

The event is open to everyone and it is free to attend.

However, people should be aware of the following:

  • The event is outdoors and there will be no seats available for the general public
  • Given the time of year, the weather cannot be guaranteed so appropriate clothing should be worn
  • In the event of cancellation due to extreme bad weather this will be publicised on Culture Knowsley website and social media

Are disabled visitors or those with additional needs able to visit?

Yes. The site will be accessible.

If you are disabled or have additional needs and have any further queries please contact Carla Simkin - – 0151 443 5353 or 07810054131 in advance so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Are toilets available?

No, there will be no public toilets.

Will food and drink available?

Visitors will be able to buy food and drink from retailers, bars and restaurants in Kirkby town centre.

Will I be able to take photographs?

Of course! There will be plenty of ‘instagrammable’ moments so please snap away! Please tag @cultureknowsley in any pictures you post on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

Have I seen Aqualux somewhere before?

It was recently part of Blackpool’s Lightpool Festival in October 2021.


  • If you have tested positive for COVID 19 or are displaying symptoms of the virus please do not attend
  • Guests are advised to take a lateral flow test before they attend. You can obtain new lateral flow test kits here