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ACC LIVERPOOL HOSTS BRITAIN FROM THE AIR STREET GALLERY

16 August 2017

ACC Liverpool has unveiled an outdoor exhibition of more than 100 stunning aerial photographs.

Britain from the Air is a national outdoor touring street gallery exhibition which will be located on the piazza outside the waterfront venue, home to BT Convention Centre, Echo Arena and Exhibition Centre Liverpool, until October 31.

These images offer an exhilarating perspective of some of the UK’s most breath-taking and thought provoking landscapes and landmarks while telling the fascinating story of Britain’s geography and history.

The images cover nine themes such as natural wonders, feats of engineering and historic treasures.  Photos featured include Ullswater in Cumbria, China Clay in Cornwall and the Channel Tunnel. 

Liverpool docks at night and the city’s waterfront are among Merseyside images linking to the Unesco world heritage site.

The picture trail begins at Albert Dock opposite The Beatles Story and continues toward the Wheel of Liverpool and outside ACC Liverpool.

Britain from the Air was created by the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers - IBG) and street gallery pioneers Wecommunic8.  The free open air exhibition has attracted 7 million visitors on its tour around the UK, including London, Bath, Oxford, Edinburgh, Leeds and Nottingham. 

Nicholas Crane, President of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) said: “Britain from the Air provides a fantastic opportunity to see Britain’s natural and human landscapes from a unique perspective and to explore the social, economic and environmental forces that shaped them.

“I’m delighted that the exhibition is in Liverpool and I encourage everyone to visit it while it is on display.”

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said: “Britain from the Air is a fascinating exhibition which provides a visual, geographical and historical documentation of the UK.

“We are honoured to host the exhibition and are confident it will enhance the visitor experience for people coming to the city, complementing the many wonderful attractions we have on offer.”

Chris Bridge, Wecommunic8 exhibition director, added: “Britain from the Air has been a great success during its tour around the UK and we are pleased to bring it to Liverpool for visitors to enjoy for free.  The exhibition is visually stunning and is also an effective way for everyone to learn about our unique landscapes.”  

The exhibition forms part of Discovering Britain, a wider initiative by the Royal Geographical Society to engage the public with the UK’s places, environments and people.  All of the images in the exhibition can also be seen online at https://www.discoveringbritain.org/

Britain from the Air is sponsored by Craghoppers Ltd and supported by Rolex and Ordnance Survey.

For more information visit http://www.rgs.org/OurWork/Engaging+wider+audiences/Britain+from+the+Air/Britain+from+the+air.htm

http://wecommunic8.com/