This November, Black Hole – End of Time returns to Old Christ Church in Waterloo, Liverpool. Following the success of the 2021 and 2022 shows, the 2023 show promises to be even bigger and better. More projections, 20 new lasers, and new sounds have been added to this year’s show.
The brainchild of Liverpool lighting designer and musician Paul Alty, Black Hole – End of Time is a lighting and laser show like no other. Using over 14 lasers and several high-powered projectors mapped across the church, the 30-minute immersive show is set to an ear-tickling soundtrack.
Paul Alty says:
“If the show is new to you, where have you been? The key word for this year’s show is ‘more’! We’re turning the volume up on everything!”
The show revolves around a black hole – a real black hole that floats ominously in the middle of the church, while laser beams dance around it and white fluffy clouds swirl at your feet.
The performance creates a multi-sensory experience that delves into cosmic mysteries. Video projections swirl around you, inviting you to investigate the mysterious depths of a black hole. This art installation pushes the boundaries of art and science, inviting you to consider the cosmos’ infinite possibilities and the impermanence of all things.
Alty’s visual collaborator, internationally award-winning visual artist Rocco Helmchen, returns for a second year. Helmchen created stunning projections for the 2022 show and will provide all new projected visuals for the 2023 show.
Comments from previous audience have said: “Wow! What an amazing evening!… At one point made me feel I was falling towards the black hole itself!… Stunning, hypnotic and mesmerising… Best performance in my entire life! This is beyond imagination…That was a bit special.”
The show is on over three nights, Friday 17th, Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th November, running several times per night. Tickets are available from Eventbrite, link below.
This year’s show continues to support two charities, the Friends of Christ Church and Backup Tech, the live events charity, with technical support being provided by Liverpool-based production company, Adlib. For more information, visit: www.backuptech.uk and https://oldchristchurch.uk/
You can book your tickets here.
If you would like to support the fundraising for £1,000 to be split between Backup Tech UK, the live entertainment crew, technicians, and designers, and Old Christ Church to keep the venue open, you can do so here.