City Region signs up as a host city for The World Reimagined

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has signed up our region to become a host city for The World Reimagined – a ground-breaking national art education project to transform how we understand the Transatlantic Slave Trade and its impact on all of us, as a key step to making racial justice a reality in our communities and city.

The team are asking businesses to join them in making that powerful commitment to racial equality.

The World Reimagined – What It Is

The World Reimagined will see a trail of large Globe sculptures across our region in the summer of 2022, created by artists to bring to life the reality and impact of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. The Globes will be created by both established and undiscovered artists, alongside Globes created through unique collaborations that bring together communities and icons with artists. The trails will be the centre of a broader learning and engagement programme – with schools, community groups, sporting and cultural institutions across Liverpool taking part. The World Reimagined will be a vibrant project that will inspire pride in what it means to be Black and British and help us all better understand what it means to be British. You can find out more at www.theworldreimagined.org.

The Learning Programme will be available and accessed by up to 40 schools across the region.

With Sky as its Official Presenting Partner and confirmed to take place in 8 cities (Birmingham, Brighton & Hove, Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool City Region, London and Swansea), The World Reimagined will drive huge interest. As we know from previous sculpture trails – they have enormous audiences with deep engagement and significant impact. For example, when ‘Gromit Unleashed’ took place in Bristol in 2013, 1.18m people actively engaged with the trails, delivering a direct economic impact of £77m.

Our invitation – your opportunity to reimagine the future

The Combined Authority invite you to join them in making this powerful statement about our shared commitment – as a city, businesses and leaders – to racial equality by becoming a partner of The World Reimagined in the Liverpool City Region.  The City Region has invested significantly as we believe this is an essential programme for the future of our area and wider society. We hope you will also partner so that you can;

  • Make a powerful public commitment to making racial justice a reality – for your team, customers, clients and local communities;
  • Create meaningful, unique engagements with clients and customers around The World Reimagined;
  • Develop and inspire your teams around the cause of making racial justice a reality; and
  • Build breakthrough PR moments for your organisation.

 

We are hosting an online event to share the vision and plans of The World Reimagined, with specifics of how you can get involved:

 

We hope you will join, to hear from us and The World Reimagined team, Chaired by co-founder Michelle Gayle, about how you can get involved with a range of different partnership opportunities available – and help us create a truly powerful moment and experience for our city region.