Lowry Black Dog 2

The Lighthouse Invites the Storm – a large scale installation and live performance by Alan Dunn, Martin Heslop & Jeff Young in collaboration with poet Helen Tookey, retired seafarers from the Wirral and sound artists from Mexico.

Update July 2018:

New album released. This new work captures The Lighthouse Invites the Storm performances and has been produced in a numbered edition of 1000.

To request a copy of the CD, email Alan Dunn at

The CD is free, but any contributions towards p&p are welcome and can be made here:

See here for The Lighthouse Invites the Storm project page with audio-visual documentation.

(Also listen to Jeff’s recent series of Radio 3 essays, Kaleidoscope of Muses here)


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July 2017:

Drawing on the stories of merchant seamen, sea-voyages, journeys through the Liverpool night and the rise and fall of Mersey tides, this experimental cross art form composition, was initially commissioned by the Bluecoat and Liverpool John Moores University for live shows in July 2017.

Performed live at Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool and Mariners’ Park Care Home, Wallasey, 24th – 30th July 2017.

Supported by Arts Council England, Liverpool John Moores University and Bluecoat.

Music and songs by Martin Heslop

Visual art by Alan Dunn

Text by Jeff Young

With Jack Roberts, Mersey Wylie and Vidar Norheim.