Royal Liver Building to be lit up for Remembrance tribute

Display will allow people to pay their respects to Britain’s fallen every hour between 6pm and 9pm on both Sunday and Monday, November 10 and 11

Royal Liver Building, Liverpool
Royal Liver Building, Liverpool. Picture by Tony McDonough


Liverpool’s Royal Liver Building will mark Remembrance Day with a special lighting display.

Following on from the inaugural light show, Flight, which launched this year’s River of Light festival, the Remembrance Day display at the 108 year old building will be a tailored light show that will illuminate the exterior of the globally recognised landmark.

The display will allow people to pay their respects every hour between 6pm and 9pm on both Sunday and Monday, November 10 and 11. 

The display has been organised by property consultancy CBRE and designed by engineering and consultancy firm, Arup. Prior to creating the story, Arup’s lighting design team brainstormed what Remembrance Day means to them.

The team then used these ideas to develop a series of scenes depicted with light during the five-minute tribute. Starting with the poppies in Flanders Fields and honouring the graves, recognising the armed forces and then the sun setting on the day, the display will be a memorable and fitting tribute to past and present armed forces.

Lauren Blow, senior lighting designer at Arup, said:The Remembrance Day light display is a tribute to all those who have lost their lives in the line of duty and is designed to be calm and respectful, with slower fades and transitions of light.

“It extends the Remembrance Day tributes into the evening, using the fabric of the Royal Liver Building as a canvas – a building which was once connected to the war efforts, having housed HMS Eaglet.”

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