Local immersive experts Focal Studios dazzled audiences with the story of ‘The Boy and the Pearl’ over three spectacular nights of projections at the St Luke’s Bombed Out Church.

The projection show, lasting 10 minutes, was played on repeat between 5.30pm-9pm each night. Inspired by traditional Chinese folklore, the story was developed in collaboration with the Bombed Out Church, local artists and Pagoda Arts and accompanied by a magical soundscape created for this year’s spectacle.

Friday 9 February – Running from 5.30pm to 9pm
Saturday 10 February – Running from 5.30pm to 9pm
Sunday 11 February – Running from 5.30pm to 9pm

The grounds of the church were also be brought to life with a stunning audio-visual art installation developed with The Bombed Out Church’s community engagement team. A specially commissioned ‘Wood Dragon Garden‘ showcased a 7ft high driftwood dragon sculpture, alongside a field of crafted leaves created by local school children and community members, featuring illustrations and messages of hope for the new year.

Using their creative work to foster positive change, Focal Studios enlisted the help of Mersey Forest for the 3 day event. They delivered a number of activities for health and wellbeing, sustainable plant pot creation, as well as giving out over 1000 tree whips to visitors over the weekend as a gift to take home.

This event was specially commissioned for the Lunar New Year Celebrations 2024 by Culture Liverpool.

Event Date: Friday 9th February 2024 - Sunday 11th February 2024

Categories: Chinese New Year | Lunar New Year

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