The Liverpool Media Wall joins the two minute Remembrance Sunday silence in Liverpool on November 8 and again on Remembrance Day itself.
The Wall, located opposite Lime Street Station, will broadcast a specially produced silent film, made by Welton Media, on November 8, telling the story of Liverpool’s involvement in the Great War, featuring photographs of local people and their role in the war effort.
This is the first time that long play content has been designed specifically for broadcast through digital out of home.
The Wall, which is operated by out of home media owner Ocean, joins other public service and commercial broadcasters who use their airtime to mark the traditional Remembrance Sunday observation ahead of Armistice Day itself on November 11.
Liverpool’s Lord Mayor will lead the annual service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph on St George’s Hall Plateau. At 11am, after the ‘Last Post’, a firing gun will mark the start of a two-minute silence across the city, followed by the laying of wreaths at the Cenotaph.
Ocean marketing director Richard Malton told us “The city council and the people of Liverpool play an important part in the act of remembrance through a special service, a parade and the Weeping Window poppies sculpture. We are pleased to be able to take part in this occasion with a very special broadcast.
“This is the first time that long play content has been designed specifically for digital out of home, the combination of location and relevance makes this a powerful combination.”
After the two minute silence, thousands of poppy petals will be dropped from the roof of St George’s Hall.