Retuning to Liverpool’s Pier Head Village from June 30, Pier Head Village will be taking over Liverpool’s waterfront with an action-packed summer programme of culture and entertainment, which will now include a modern visual experience produced by Firebrand, the team who built the Harry Potter Experience.

Scarlett Raven and Marc Marot’s latest exhibition, The Danger Tree, commemorates the World War I’s most iconic poets using the latest technology in augmented reality to weave poetry, animation and music into traditional art. Each painting in this poignant exhibition tells an immersive story of the soldiers who fought and fell in the Great War between 1914 and 1918.

As you enter the gallery, headphones and smart-enabled devices use Blippar, a world leader in the field of augmented art, to bring the exhibition to life. Simply hover the device in front of a piece of art and you will unlock the hidden interactive story inspired the original artwork.
You can appreciate the beautiful brush strokes of Scarlett Raven while being inspired by digital artwork created by Marc Marot, regarded as the world’s first augmented reality (“AR”) fine artists, as legendary war poets such as Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon and Rupert Brooke poetry are narrated by British actors including Sean Bean, Christopher Eccleston and Stephen Graham, who give moving readings of the poems which inspired the work. A bespoke music score for each piece has been composed by film composer Marc Canham to really bring to life each oil painting.
The Danger Tree Exhibition Liverpool
The collection was originally launched, to great acclaim, with a month-long exhibition in London in July 2016. After which the exhibition was relocated to Liverpool’s Martin Luther King Jnr Building at Albert Dock back in November 2016. These first two exhibitions attracted over 10,000 visitors. Being part of Pier Head Village’s summer-long programme will give visitors the greatest chance to experience this revolutionary experience.
This summer, The Danger Tree exhibition will be housed in Mann Island’s gallery space (unit 3) at the south side of the village. The exhibition will sit alongside the Liverpool Art Fair, the annual art showcase that returns for its sixth year in Liverpool, launching this Saturday in a pop-up purpose-built unit to create a truly unique experience on the waterfront.
The Danger Tree exhibition will be displayed from June 30 until September 10. More information will be available at www.pierheadvillageliverpool.com or you can follow all of the updates with hashtag #PierHeadVillage