The empty plinth for William Huskisson
Princes Avenue, Toxteth
John Gibson, 1847
Redressed by: Harold Offeh
Artist Harold Offeh has made a sound piece in order to bring to a wider audience the story of an important historical event that took place in Liverpool nearly forty years ago – the toppling of the statue of William Huskisson, who used to stand on a plinth in Princes Avenue, Toxteth.
The statue was toppled by a group of activists offended by Huskisson’s support for slavery – and Harold has recorded the testimony of one of the people there on the night it happened, Stephen Nze which can now be heard by anyone visiting the plinth.
Event Date: Thursday 19th August – Tuesday 24th August 2021