26 April 2015
11am, 12pm, 1pm or 2pm
Free, with a Mersey Ferries River Explorer ticket (£10 adult, £6.50 child
The people of Merseyside are invited to bring and share their memories and objects relating to the history of the iconic Mersey Ferries and Liverpool’s war at sea (1914-1918) on the newly dazzled ferry by Sir Peter Blake.
Taking place throughout the day on board the Mersey Ferry Snowdrop, the event forms part of the country’s First World War commemorations and welcomes anyone with memorabilia, connections to or an interest in Liverpool’s maritime history.
Throughout the day, there will be the chance to talk with Ben Whittaker, Curator of Maritime History and Technology at National Museums Liverpool, and Pat Poland, deckhand on the Mersey Ferry and First World War memorabilia collector. The event takes place immediately after the Zeebrugge Raid Memorial, an annual service commemorating the role Mersey Ferries played in a daring raid in 1918. A special display of Zeebrugge material will be on the ferry for this day only.
This day of sharing is part of a monthly events programme following the launch of Everybody Razzle Dazzle, Sir Peter Blake’s new dazzle commission by Liverpool Biennial, 14-18 NOW: First World War Centenary Art Commissions and Tate Liverpool. The design has transformed the Mersey Ferry Snowdrop into a moving artwork as the vessel continues its regular service. Visitors who board the ferry can see a curated display, developed by curators from National Museums Liverpool and Tate Liverpool, about the history of dazzle camouflage and the role that Mersey Ferries played in the First World War.
The event is free with a Mersey Ferries River Explorer ticket (£10 adult, £6.50 child, concessoins available) and people of all ages are invited join in at 11am, 12pm, 1pm or 3pm.
www.biennial.com / #DazzleFerry