Submergence is a reflective, immersive walkthrough experience that will go on display in Sherbourne Square in Huyton Village Centre. Consisting of thousands of individual points of suspended light, visitors are encouraged to enter the artwork to experience the amazing light illusion for themselves.

Alongside Submergence, Huyton will also be home to a second light installation still being developed by world renowned experts Squid Soup. More details will be announced soon.

When will it take place?

Saturday 12 February– Saturday 26 February
4pm – 9.30pm every day

Submergence will be illumined continually during these times.

Do visitors have to arrive at a particular time to experience Submergence?

No, visitors can arrive anytime from 4pm onwards each day. Submergence will be illuminated until 9.30pm.

How long does it last?

Visitors can enjoy Submergence for as long as they like. 30 minutes will allow enough time for the experience.

Where is it happening?

Submergence will be located in Sherbourne Square in Huyton Village.

I am driving, where can I park?

Short stay and long stay parking is available in Huyton Village. Details are available here.

Do I need to book tickets in advance?

No, the event is free, and you don’t need to get 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 is accessible for wheelchair users.

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, public toilets will not be available

Will food and drink available?

Visitors will be able to buy food and drink from retailers, bars and restaurants in Huyton Village.

Will I be able to take photographs?

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

Have I seen Submergence somewhere before?

Submergence has travelled all around the world, but this is the first time it has visited Knowsley. It has been created by Squid Soup – you can find out more about them and their work here


  • 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 lateral flow test kits here