Weekend Walks: Final Weekend To Explore The Solar System Sculpture Trail, 'Our Place In Space'
EXPLORE the fabulous Our Place in Space Sculpture Trail on its final weekend before it jets off into orbit. The Liverpool City Region was selected as part of a UK tour to host a recreation of the solar system as a stunning 5 Mile Sculpture Trail designed by renowned artist Oliver Jeffers, Astrophysicist Professor Stephen Smartt and a creative team led by Nerve Centre.
Beginning on Church Street in the heart of Liverpool City Centre and running along the riverside all the way to Otterspool, Our Place in Space is free to visit and features scale models of the Sun and planets, recreated as contemporary art sculptures. Colourful arches house each planet with an arrow and the name of the planet lit up in Las Vegas style lights.
The trail is accompanied by the free Our Place in Space augmented reality app, available on Apple and Android, which allows users across the world to take a journey through the solar system, experiencing the planets in augmented reality and considering 10,000 years of human history on Earth. On the trail, users are invited to collect space souvenirs, including characters from the world of Oliver Jeffers, as well as launch a personalised star into space.
'As the solar system takes over our city centre we are celebrating the return of our major festival River of Light, welcoming the World Gymnastic Championships 2022 and are the centre of the art world as Tate Liverpool plays host to The Turner Prize.' - Councillor Harry Doyle.
Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture and Visitor Economy, Councillor Harry Doyle, said: 'We are delighted that UNBOXED have chosen Liverpool as the final stop for Our Place In Space this year. As the solar system takes over our City Centre we are celebrating the return of our major festival River of Light, welcoming the World Gymnastic Championships 2022 and are the centre of the art world as Tate Liverpool plays host to The Turner Prize. Liverpool is the only place to be this Autumn for brilliant, free entertainment.'
The Sculpture Trail runs from Church Street in Liverpool City Centre and runs all the way to Otterspool. The final day of the experience is Sunday the 6th of November so there is still time to explore the trail!