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A Series Of Free Pop-Up Events Featuring A 72ft Long Bridge Are Coming To Liverpool This Summer

Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd - Staff Writer

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The pop-up events aim to bridge a divide and bring people together.

Summer is hotting up, meaning there are plenty of things to do in the city and one event coming next month will feature a spectacular bridge and aims to bring together culture, communities and civic pride. The 72ft long and 19ft high structure will be located in Walton and will be the focal point of a three-day event called Bridge.

Taking place between August 5-7, Culture Liverpool in partnership with Imagineer will host a series of free pop-up events, where Bridge becomes the setting for an extraordinary outdoor performance. From 10am-5pm Thursday to Saturday, the community, artists and designers will come together in a series of workshops, conversations and activities which look to discover and tell the story of the county district and wider city and the people who live there.

Friday and Saturday night will see gravity-defying circus acrobatics, dance, comedy, theatre and live music, inspired by local people’s stories, to create a thrilling and moving montage of the courage, compassion and humour needed to bridge a divide. This will be a free ticketed performance and further details on ticketing will be announced on July 20.

 

As part of the project, communities will be encouraged to make their own bridges and share stories of bridge-building (and bridge-burning), using special kits which will be provided.  The aim is to bring together people who wouldn’t normally meet, to create an astonishing and beautiful structure in public and outdoor spaces.

Bridge will be located at Breeze Hill, Millennium Green – known locally as The Rezzy- and can be found less than one mile north of Everton FC’s Goodison Park stadium.

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