Liverpool’s most famous ship has been given a stunning multi-coloured makeover as a special salute to all those heroic key-workers who are helping the city through the coronavirus outbreak.
For the past eight years, the sculpture of the Titanic has sat at the junction of Mill Street and the A561 – one of the major gateways into the city.
But in recent years the replica of the iconic liner has begun to look a bit tired and in need of a bit of TLC.
Liverpool City Council’s street cleansing and public space partner Liverpool Streetscene Services Ltd (LSSL) had plans to bring the artwork back to its former glory before the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
Community artist Alan Murray, who created the piece, was commissioned by the Mayor’s Neighbourhood Fund and the Riverside Ward councillors to go back and raise the Titanic to its very best.
With the onset of the lockdown, Alan took the opportunity to give the pride of the White Star Line a bold new colour scheme reflecting the rainbow of gratitude that we all feel to those on the front line in the battle against coronavirus.
Alan has worked in isolation on the piece over recent days and now it stands resplendent once more – complete with a new flag giving thanks to all the ‘heroes’.
Since being unveiled, the ship has brought pleasure to both pedestrians and passing motorists alike.
Watch video about the project here: https://vimeo.com/420231823