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‘Moments of Light’ spark off Knowsley at 50 celebrations

A series of sparkling events will light up towns and villages in Knowsley this January, kicking off a year of celebration to mark 50 years since the borough’s creation.

‘Moments of Light’ brings international street theatre performers Spark! to Huyton, Prescot, Kirkby and Halewood over four nights for an interactive live music and movement spectacular, with dynamic choreography and lighting design. Each performance will end with an eye-catching finale by outdoor arts performance specialists Walk the Plank.

The free family-friendly performances will take place on:

  • Thursday 18 January 2024 in Kirkby Town Centre – Performances at 4pm-4.45pm and 6.45pm-7.30pm
  • Friday 19 January 2024 in Huyton Village Centre – Performances at 4pm–4.45pm and 6pm–6.45pm
  • Saturday 20 January 2024 in Prescot Town Centre – Performance at 4pm–4.45pm and 6pm–6.45pm
  • Sunday 21 January 2024 at Halewood Leisure Centre – Performances at 4pm–4.30pm, 5pm- 5.30pm and 6pm–6.30pm

Cllr Shelley Powell, Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods said:

“In the last few years Knowsley has built a reputation for delivering spectacular public events and so it is fitting that we will start 2024 –the year of Knowsley’s 50th anniversary – with a programme of dazzling moments of light for everyone to enjoy.”

Knowsley’s plans for its 50th year will build on its success as the Liverpool City Region Borough of Culture in 2022. As well as the return of popular annual events like the Knowsley Flower Show, Knowsley Feelgood Festival, and Prescot Elizabethan Fayre, plans for the year have been boosted thanks to £180,000 of funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund. This will be used specifically to support local communities to celebrate their heritage.