LJMU To Sponsor LightNight Again

LIVERPOOL’S one-night arts festival, LightNight, returns on Friday 13 May 2016. Now in its seventh year, the festival sees tens of thousands of visitors descend on Liverpool city centre to experience and celebrate the city’s world-class arts and culture late into the night. Once again Liverpool John Moores University has been announced as the principal sponsor of the festival, which for 2016 is themed ‘Experiment’. Dr Edward Harcourt, LJMU Pro-Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement), said: “LJMU is delighted to once again be the Principal Sponsor of LightNight, Liverpool’s highly successful one-night arts and culture festival. LightNight gives members of the public a unique opportunity to take part in various hands-on activities at LJMU and really get to grips with some of our research, alongside getting involved with activities provided by most of the leading arts and cultural organisations in the city.” For this year visitors to the LightNight festival can expect interactive light projections, live music, hands-on art and science workshops, exhibition openings, heritage walking tours and much more as museums, galleries and cultural venues right across the city centre stay open late for a packed showcase of the best of the region’s arts offer. With such a wide range of events there’s something on offer for all ages – everyone can participate in and enjoy what is sure to be a spectacular night to remember. The full LightNight festival programme will be released on 4 April 2016. Marj Greene, an audience member from 2015 said: “What a fantastic night. So much to see and do! I can’t put into words how marvellous it was – something for everyone.’ Charlotte Corrie, Director of Open Culture (Festival producers) said: “LightNight is a wonderful opportunity to showcase Liverpool’s year-round arts offer and 2016 will be no different, with more than 100 events staged by some 50 local organisations for visitors to experience and explore. Partnering with LJMU is key to building the success of LightNight, and we enjoy helping to show off their incredible offer. LightNight gets better and better every year and we can’t wait to share the full programme themed around Experiment on 4 April. There’ll be something for everyone!”