The ADHD Foundation, which is based in Liverpool, is bringing the Umbrella Project back to the city.

Organisers say that the project aims to raise awareness, and celebrate, a range of conditions under the umbrella term of 'neurodiversity', including ADHD, autism and dyslexia.

Hundreds of coloured umbrellas will be suspended above Church Alley, each one signed and decorated by neurodiverse children from across the city. They were asked to state their gifts, talents and abilities - their ‘super power’, with the aim of celebrating cognitive differences.

Since its initial launch in 2017 the project has expanded and the artwork will also go on display at Heathrow Airport.

When we first launched this small project back in 2017, on a little known back street in Liverpool, we were unprepared for the massive impact it was going to have. In its short lifetime, the project has grown beyond all expectation, going viral on social media, attracting international media coverage, inspiring copycat projects around the world, and launching in other locations such as MediaCity, and for the first time in Heathrow this year.

Dr Tony Lloyd, ADHD Foundation
The Umbrella Project is returning to Liverpool Credit: ADHD Foundation