Over the past few years the Reservoir has attracted a range of events, including the Liverpool Biennial, Heritage Open Days, and film locations for ITV, BBC and Spire TV, production’s of Florence Nightingale, Peaky Blinder’s, and the City & the City. These have been very popular, attracting regional and national interest.
We have open days every year during National Heritage week (not 2018)
The Reservoir is a favourite location for international artists when Liverpool City Council organise their biannual festivals. The most recent 2016 event featured a Laser show in The Reservoir, which proved very popular attracting in excess of 6,000 visitors.
2018 was the tenth anniversary of Liverpool’s Capital of Culture and in celebration Toxteth Reservoir provided a historic back-drop in which to host this cutting-edge spectacle. Technology and magic become indistinguishable in Aurora, as a new large-scale installation by Liverpool’s FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) and Leeds-based technical wizards Invisible Flock. Aurora took over the grand, iron-pillared interior of the building to create a playful and immersive participatory event, which harnessed the Internet of Things. The short video captures the creative involvement of local children and was the culmination of the extended schools project.