This March will see three sites light up with spectacular projections, brought to you by the Sefton Borough of Culture to celebrate the beautiful Sefton Coastline.
Waterloo Town Hall, Bootle Town Hall and The Atkinson Southport, will be showcasing a trilogy of large-scale video projections that will be created on consecutive nights. Each projection will be showing a chapter with an interwoven story that connects the coastal towns and people together, as part of the Borough of Culture programme.
The concept would be to bring together the spectacular nature, fauna and flora of the Sefton coastline, with its history and present-day stories. As a space for tourists, day-trippers and families, blended with unique wildlife, nature reserves and the ever-present sea.
Each of the three projections would be a self-contained chapter of a three-part story, focussing on the particular aspects of that site, whilst linking outwards to Sefton and beyond. It would be a tale of magic and wonder, of myths and wondrous creatures, of ships and sailing, of peoples past and present.
Working with local experts and knowledge, the projections are anchored through following the journey of the Natterjack Toad - the endangered amphibian who lives in the Sefton dunes. Known as the Birkdale Nightingale because of its extraordinary night time song, it becomes the character we follow, symbolising the growth and transition through ever changing stages of egg, tadpole, and toad - three chapters set across the three locations.
The journey will take attendees through time and space, on boats and over dunes, through war time and summer sandcastles. These beautiful celebratory events are built around storytelling, with children and families in mind, but inspiring for all.
For further information visit www.visitsouthport.com/whats-on/the-nightingales-song