As of November 11, the Remembrance-themed launch includes photographs of Blackburn soldiers, wartime newspaper archives, local war poetry, and one-piece animation, which illuminates the town hall.
Blackburn Town Hall is paying a beautiful tribute to those who lost their lives in the war. Photo Credit: Shafiq Khan – @ Shefak
Thanks to funding from Blackburn Town Center BID, Arts Council England (ACE), the city is partnering with Blackburn Festival of Lights, Darwin Council with Blackburn, Blackburn Central Library, Blackburn Museum and The Mall.
The video has also been arranged to share the hateful message of ‘We Will Rim Relay Them’, past and present, to the Blackburn and Darwin Royal British Legion Branches, the Dean of the Cathedral and the community’s Armed Forces personnel.
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Katherine Price, manager of Blackburn Town Center BID, said: “We have launched an animated creative ‘show’ at Blackburn Town Hall and we are confident that this digital approach will bring Blackburn to life in a safe and exciting way.”
The light display will be on the show until December 11th. Photo Credit: Shafiq Khan – @ Shefak
The architectural projection lighting installation will be a celebration of Light and New Years Eve, with Christmas projections until the beginning of January.
Blackburn Town Hall will be lit and animated with the help of the expertise of Double Tech Tech Projects and Blackburn BID and ACE. Each ‘show’ will be a few minutes long, run continuously from evening, and last for at least a week.
In addition, social distance markers will be placed on Town Hall Square to keep people safe.
Tributes have been paid by the Arts Council of England (ACE). Photo Credit: Shafiq Khan – @ Shefak
Council leader, CLR Mohammad Khan CBE said: “It is even more important that this year we remind the armed forces of both the past and the present.
“While we can’t do this in the traditional way, we can do this in a very creative way, from watching light shows, to virtual services, to participating in the silence of the home.
Social distance markers are in place at Town Hall Square to help keep people safe. Photo Credit: Shafiq Khan – @ Shefak
“Collectively, but with the safety of our homes, I hope that this year residents will join me at their doorsteps in remembering and thanking our armed forces for their sacrifices.”
At 11 a.m. on Sunday, November 8, residents are also encouraged to participate in a two-minute silence from their home.
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