HLC 2014 was brought to you by Liverpool Lantern Company in collaboration with And Now. Our partners, musicians and performers were: The Lantern Band, Ski Band, Movema, LIPA, Young Everyman Playhouse, Suitcase Ensemble, Beatlife, RAWD, Batala, Hope Street Harmonies, and community organisations from across the city, who created beautiful lanterns for the parade.

We wish to thank everyone who has made the event possible, especially the artists and performers, volunteers, production team, community groups and Liverpool City Council.

We would also like to give a big thanks to our funders: Arts Council England, Liverpool City Council and Granada Foundation.

Photos by Mark Loudon and Joann Kushner