A SERIES of striking light installations were last night switched on simultaneously in three Liverpool neighbourhoods.
The light-up, entitled Liverpool Jackpot, took place in Kirkdale, Kensington and Garston.
The installations, designed by internationally- renowned French artist Franck Scurti, and herald the start of the public art programme for the city’s year as European Capital of Culture.
Scurti produced a different design for each of the three neighbourhoods, in consultation with the community, as part of Liverpool Biennial’s Winter Lights programme.
The neons – which operate like a fruit machine – show images of food, a body part and a phrase taken from the local press.
Cllr Warren Bradley, leader of Liverpool city council, said: “We are committed to ensuring that the Capital of Culture celebrations are enjoyed by people across Liverpool.”
The lights will be on until February, with a further commission next autumn.