WIRRAL artists are working together on a new project to raise awareness and understanding about climate change.
Organiser James Brady says: “Janette Porter and I are both Merseyside-based environmental artists and we are co-directing the High Tide project together.
“We are working collectively with nine other artists and also scientists from LJMU and the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory in Liverpool.”
They will be performing live in Liverpool on Saturday October 24 – International Day of Climate Action as part of the High Tide: Mersey project.
“We will perform for 350 minutes on either side of the River Mersey as part of a global call for environmental action,” explains James.
“We aim to create a unique spectacle of activity to raise awareness that Mersey is being affected by climate change, here and now.
“Please come and see us as we embrace and explore the tide of change.”
The action takes place 11.30am – 5.20pm between Seacombe and New Brighton’s Perch Rock lighthouse and Crosby and Hale Head lighthouse.
Following on from the success of High Tide’s residency at FACT’s Climate for Change exhibition, the project is funded by the Environment Agency.
“High Tide continues to develop its collaborative activity with artists and scientists from the region,” says James.
“Much of my own work is focussed on the Wirral and I will also be working with Leasowe lighthouse to realise one of my video works.”