Cowherd and Weaver Girl

is an immersive outdoor stage design which depicts a scene from the mythological story around which the Chinese festival, Qixi is based.

The installation invites friends, family’s and lovers to step into a giant pop up story book to become a feature in the narrative, where a flock of magpies form a bridge to reunite a family split between heaven and Earth.

Qixi falls on 14th August – Chinese Valentines Day – a chance to celebrate love, culture, friendship and community.

Please hashtag your photographs #qixi and share on instagram @cowherdandweavergirl so together we can create a photo album of love in the city.

(production team: LB in collaboration with We Make Art Work, Urban Workbench, Joe Murphy, Kendo & Bobby & Andy)

Commissioned by Culture Liverpool & ACE

supported by @visitliverpool/very public art

From 14th August – 28th August

China Town, Liverpool

Abi Twigg Photos

Amy Heycock Photos