Two of Halton’s famous landmarks will light up this month to signal the start of the main events in the 2021 Borough of Culture calendar.
On the evening of Friday 25 June, there will be the spectacle of the Mersey Gateway bridge lit up orange to announce the ‘Celebrate Halton’ year. At the same time, the Brindley Theatre tower will also light up with the Borough of Culture logo.
The following day, the Bridge Takeover event will take place on the Silver Jubilee Bridge when Halton residents will take part in an extraordinary journey across the bridge to celebrate 60 years of connection across the Mersey.
Cllr Paul Nolan, Halton Borough Council’s portfolio holder for Culture and Leisure Services, said: “It’s really exciting that Halton is this year’s Borough of Culture for the Liverpool City Region. The lighting of landmarks in orange is the signal for the packed programme of events to really begin in earnest, and I’m sure all of our residents will find that there’s something for everyone to enjoy.”
* If you want to get involved in Celebrate Halton year, you could apply for a Made In Halton grant to fund your cultural event in the borough this year. You can also upload your event to the Celebrate Halton website and make your activity part of the many community events that make up the exciting and varied programme.
* Culture HQ is open every Thursday to Saturday 10am -2pm in Runcorn Shopping City for all your Borough of Culture needs.
For all the latest information and to purchase tickets for events visit: www.celebratehalton.co.uk
Liverpool City Region Combined Authority – Borough of Culture
Halton holds the 2021 Borough of Culture title, which is awarded annually by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority on a rotating basis to each of the six local authorities that make up the city region.
It’s part of the Combined Authority’s 1% for Culture programme where 1% of the Authority’s £30 million funding each year is set aside to support culture and creativity.
Liverpool City Region is the first Combined Authority to have control over culture in its devolution deal utilising many of the region’s existing assets and talent to stimulate cultural and creative opportunities.