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The World Reimagined

The Project

The Liverpool City Region is one of seven areas across the UK involved in The World Reimagined – a ground-breaking, national art education project to transform how we understand the Transatlantic Slave Trade and its impact on all of us.

It is made up of large globe structures to encourage conversations around racial equality and justice and linked deeply to where people live.

The project is part of our Race Equality Programme that Mayor Steve Rotheram established in 2020 and we are the only city region and only North-West area to participate.

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What is there to see during Black History Month?

The World Reimagined is made up of a walking trail of five large globes located around Liverpool city centre, with five more in prominent locations in Halton, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens and the Wirral.

In addition to the larger globes, another 41 smaller learning globes have been created by 30 schools and 11 community organisations.

They aim to tell the story of those who were enslaved and their descendants; Britain’s role in the Trade’s creation; and its devastating legacy.

The globes will be in place until the end of October and offer a learning experience for people of all ages during Black History Month.

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Globe locations

Liverpool: Central library; Liverpool Anglican Cathedral; Rialto (Berkeley Square); Liverpool One (College Lane); Martin Luther King Building, Albert Dock

Halton: Spike Island, outside the Catalyst Museum

Knowsley: The Court Yard, Court Hey Park

Sefton: The Strand

St Helens: Pilkington’s World of Glass Garden

Wirral: The Priory, Birkenhead

Learning Globe locations

Halton: Widnes Library and Halton Lea Library, St Marie’s, Widnes (Halton and St. Helens CVS)

Knowsley: The Culture Hub, Huyton

Liverpool: Open Eye Gallery, Everyman Theatre, Our Lady and St Nicholas Church, Victoria Gallery and Museum, Metropolitan Cathedral, Toxteth Library, FACT, NML World Museum, Royal Court Theatre

Sefton: Crosby Library, The Atkinson

St Helens: Eccleston Community Library, Rainford Library, Thatto Heath Library, Chester Lane Library, Newton Library and Parr Library

Wirral: Bloom Building, Wallasey Central Library, Port Sunlight Village Trust

The artists:

Catherine Chinatree Wonder Under Mother Africa Central Library Liverpool BID
Fiona Compton Palace Of The Peacock The Reality of Being Enslaved Liverpool Cathedral BNY Mellon
Caroline Daly A Dark Cloud Stolen Legacy: The Rebirth of a Nation College Lane, Liverpool ONE Kick It Out
Nicola Constantina The Road To Freedom, Hidden In Plain Sight Abolition & Emancipation Martin Luther King Jr Building Liverpool ONE
Amber Akaunu Aura Liverpool City Region Community Globe The Rialto LUSH
Jioni Warner Weh You From? Weh Yuh A Go? A Complex Triangle Birkenhead Priory Port Sunlight Village Trust
Amy Bourbon Falling Through The Cracks Echoes In The Present Marine Gardens, Sefton Avison Young / Mersey Rail
Bryony Benge-Abbott Tributaries Of Knowledge Still We Rise World of Glass Gardens, St Helen’s SKY
Kimathi Donkor Helix (We Don’t Move In Circles) Expanding Soul Court Hey Park, Knowsley Bloomberg
Sumuyya Khader No Future Without U Reimagine the Future Catalyst Museum, Widnes Adjaye Associates

The Liverpool City Region artists who helped with the co-creation of learning globes for schools and community centres are:

Roz Shabazz-Johnson
Megan DeMar
Patricia McDonald
Nina Edge
Jioni Warner
Ali Hardwood
Vincent Cleghorn
Vicky Opomu
Brodie Arthur
Jo Eyles
Rebecca Atherton
Susan Goligher

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