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Liverpool’s Great Race

Liverpool’s Great Race

From Friday (1 February) huge images of the 12 animals which make up the Chinese zodiac will appear on walls or in shop windows in the days leading up to the main celebrations on Sunday 10 February.

Designed by local artist Cherie Grist, the locations of the ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig are being kept under wraps until they are all unveiled.  However, Cherie has revealed the rat will be the first to make its appearance on the side of the Havelock Building (the former Cabin nightclub) on Berry Street on Friday.

The appearance of the animal artworks will coincide with thousands of Chinese lanterns adorning city centre streets, and a number of buildings including St Luke’s Church (the Bombed Out Church), Everyman & Playhouse Theatres and Sefton Park Palm House turning red in homage to China.

A new installation will be revealed every day from Friday 1 February. Share your selfies with us using #CNYLiverpool. The locations of each animal can be found below…

Site Animal Location 
Cabin Rat Bold Street
Old Waterstones Ox Bold Street
Old Maplin Tiger Parker Street
Old Costa Rabbit Bold Street
Bagelry Dragon Chinatown
Scandinavian Building Snake Duke Street
Chamber 36 Sheep Berry Street
St Lukes Church Horse Bombed out Church
Mayflower Monkey’s Duke Street
Chavasse Lift Rooster Liverpool ONE
Escalator Wall Dog Liverpool ONE
Freemasons Pig Chinatown

Event Date: Friday 1st February – Sunday 10th February 2019


Arts | Chinese New Year | Free | Liverpool

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