Liverpool artwork of the day – Thursday December 6 2007. ‘Bright Spot Amusement Park’ New Brighton by Colin McPherson at the Albert Dock, December 2007
Exhibition of Colin McPherson photographs and book launches at Albert Dock tonight.
The book is Mersey the River That Changed the World
From the pre-Roman port of Meols, through the Industrial Revolution to the pop revolution of the 1960s, the Mersey has been a constant influence on world trade and world events. Over its short length, the river has witnessed the birth of industrial civilisation, the brutality of the Slave Trade, the mass emigration to the New World, the popular music explosion of the 1960s and, in recent years, the emergence of the post-industrial society. With contributions from 12 experts in their fields, including Tony Wilson’s last essay before his untimely death, and illustrated by top photographer Colin McPherson – “Mersey The River That Changed The World” is a book that will create waves.