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Remembrance Day: tribute to those who lost their lives

Katie Henry
11 Nov 2019

The Royal Liver Building in Liverpool to pay respects to fallen heroes with commemorative light display

The Royal Liver Building will create a commemorative light display to pay respects to the Armed Forces, veterans and allies. The Remembrance Day display at Liverpool’s iconic landmark will be a tailored light show to the 108 year old building, following the inaugural light show, Flight, that launched this year’s River of Light festival.

The display will take place on Sunday 10 and Monday 11 November and people will be able to pay their respects between 6pm and 9pm. It was organised by real estate consultancy practice CBRE whilst designed by engineering and consultancy firm, Arup. The Arup team brainstormed what Remembrance Day means to them, developing a series of scenes depicted with light in the five minute tribute. It begins with the poppies in Flanders Fields and honouring the graves, then recognising the Armed Forces and the sun setting on the day, creating a memorable and fitting tribute to past and present soldiers. 

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.

Lauren Blow, the senior lighting designer at Arup

There is a deep-rooted connection between the Royal Liver Building’s history and Remembrance Day. Many previous Royal Liver employees, who worked for the company for many years, return to the Royal Liver Building each year to host a small ceremony to honour previous workers who lost their lives during the wars. We are proud to offer people a place to pay their respects to loved ones.

Ian Edwards, senior building manager at the Royal Liver Building