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PIC The Red Squirrel Original artwork by Tim Boin, Projection by Dave Lynch
An original Quays Culture commission

You may be used to seeing squirrels in our parks, but, not red ones and not the size of this!

No, we are not going nuts! Sedentary during the day, this fab Sciuridae, comes alive as the sun sets – aΒ  mesmeric visual display, part of our Celebrate Halton festival.

Halton Borough Council’s Executive Board Member for Culture, Cllr Paul Nolan, said: “It’s about raising awareness about the impact of human civilisation on the animal kingdom.

“It will also transform the park after dark with stunning visual projections. Visit Β for free and, as the earth turns away from the sun, watch the squirrel come to life.”

The red squirrel was one of four endangered species commissioned and exhibited at selected sites nationwide, apart of Unnatural Borders by Sober Industries, a project that explored the interaction between human civilisation and the animal kingdom.

Without conservation management, red squirrels could become extinct in England in approximately 10 years. Time is really running out to save our red squirrels.

It will be atΒ Victoria Park, Glass Houses and Butterfly House, Widnes WA8 6EN,Β 4:30pm – 8:30pm each day between Thursday 9 December and Sunday 12 December.

The project is funded by European Regional Development Fund monies via the Welcome Back Fund