Liverpool hosts international feature lighting month

A conference organised by the Professional Lighting Designers Association and Places Matter, the North West Development Agency's design initiative, will launch a month-long display of lighting installations by designers from around the world in eight locations in Liverpool and Wirral.

The event, being held at the Novas Contemporary Urban Centre on 31 October, will explore the increasing contribution that architectural feature lighting is making to towns and cities.

Speakers on the day will include Chris Murray, director of the Core Cities Network, Martin Lupton of Building Design Partnership, Rod Holmes, project director at Grosvenor and chairman of The Mersey Partnership and designer Brian Mosbacher of Bliss Fasman.

The temporary lighting schemes will be viewable throughout November at the former cemetery in St James' Gardens, the housing estate below the Anglican Cathedral, Cain's Brewery, Great George Square, and, in Birkenhead, Wirral Museum and a tunnel ventilation shaft.

The PLDA will also run a series of workshops from 27 October to 1 November, offering the chance to work with the "world's leading lighting professionals."

The Pool of Light project is supported by Liverpool City Council, Liverpool Vision, Mersey Waterfront Regional Park, Merseytravel, North West Development Agency, Professional Lighting Design Association and Wirral Council.

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