Izyum to Liverpool

Take yourself on a poignant train journey with this multi-channel video installation from Ukrainian artist Katya Buchatska, who transforms Liverpool Cathedral into a railway carriage. Filmed in real time, this is an extraordinary window into the journey of escape many Ukrainians have taken since the full-scale Russian invasion in February 2022. You will start with views of liberated Ukrainian regions moving to apparently stiller Western cities.

Izyum to Liverpool is about the fragility of our environment, our lives and the landscape surrounding us. It is about the war in Ukraine. It is about something that can happen anywhere. Normal life can be changed in just one moment.

This work is about the loss of certainties. A one-way journey provoking a shift in the state of mind. Even if you are in a safe environment farther away from the front line, this feeling of loss and uncertainty stays with you.

Accessibility Information

  • As this installation is in the main cathedral the lighting levels will be low
  • Chargeable blue badge parking in the cathedral courtyard
  • Wheelchair access via accessible lift on the left of the building (not main entrance)
  • Accessible toilet facility within the cathedral
  • Staff on hand to assist with specific accessibility queries


Opening Times

Monday to Saturday: 10:00 – 18:00

Sundays: 13:00 – 18:00

Please note that on certain dates and times, there will be no option to view the installation. These are:

  •  28 April 10:00-12:00, the Cathedral is closed to visitors
  • 29 April – 14:45-17:00, the installation is closed
  •  3 May – 15:00-18:00, the installation is closed
  •  4 May – No access all day, the installation is closed
  • 5 May – 10:00-12:00, the installation is closed