The World Reimagined globe trail at Liverpool ONE

The World Reimagined globe sponsored by Liverpool ONE, A Dark Cloud, is designed by Caroline Daly and is located on College Lane, running from 13 August to 31 October.

Created by artists, The World Reimagined brings trails of large globe sculptures in cities across the UK from August to October, bringing to life the reality and impact of the Transatlantic Trade in Enslaved Africans. The globes are created by both established and undiscovered artists, alongside those created through unique collaborations that bring together communities and icons with artists.

There is a walking trail of five large globes located around Liverpool City Centre, with five more in prominent locations in Halton, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens and the Wirral making up a longer, region-wide trail.

This is where you can find The World Reimagined Globes in Liverpool City Centre:

  1. ‘Wonder Under’ by Catherine Chinatree – Outside Central Library, William Brown Street
  2. ‘Palace Of The Peacock’ by Fiona Compton – Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
  3. ‘Aura’ by Amber Akaunu – The Rialto, Upper Parliament Street
  4. ‘A Dark Cloud’ by Caroline Daly – Liverpool ONE, College Lane
  5. ‘The Road To Freedom, Hidden In Plain Sight’ by Nicola Constantina – Outside the Martin Luther King Jr Building

The Liverpool City Region is one of seven involved across the UK, along with Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Leicester, London, and Swansea.

The project forms part of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s Race Equality Programme, which was established by Mayor Steve Rotheram in 2020. This programme includes a £3.2 million Race Equality Hub, the region’s biggest ever investment in tackling racial inequality.

Caroline Daly’s design, A Dark Cloud, responds to the theme “Stolen Legacy: The Rebirth of a Nation”, which shares the story of how Britain was transformed by the slave trade.

A Dark Cloud reflects that the trade in enslaved Africans is a dark cloud in our history. There are 400 swallows representing the 400 years that the trade in enslaved Africans lasted for. There are patterns on the birds which are inspired by African wax fabrics. Cotton thread has been used to create the rain patterns highlighting the use of slavery within the cotton industries. Purple is used as it reflects sorrow and suffering in the Catholic Church. The numbers around the globe are the numbers of Africans forcibly taken from the different regions of Africa.

“We’re delighted to be part of this national project that will shine a light on such an important topic. The globes will be a major talking point across the Liverpool City Region, helping to provoke debate and to revisit our own history, while also giving visitors to Liverpool ONE a new ‘must-see’ installation while they’re here.”

Donna Howitt, Place Strategy Director at retail and leisure destination Liverpool ONE

The region-wide trail runs from 13 August to 31 October and aims to provide an enjoyable and thought-provoking learning experience for people of all ages.

Liverpool ONE The World Reimagined