LIVERPOOL’S one-night arts festival, LightNight, returns to illuminate the city for a seventh consecutive year on Friday 13 May 2016. Tens of thousands of visitors explore, experiment and celebrate the city’s world-class cultural offer across galleries, museums and city streets late into the night.
This year the festival is themed ‘Experiment’, and will offer audiences of all ages a unique opportunity to see a side of the city they may not have experienced before. The programme of over 100 free events includes interactive light projections, enthralling street performances, science demonstrations, live music, hands-on art workshops and much more as museums, galleries and arts spaces across the city centre showcase their amazing arts and cultural offer.
Travel around LightNight in style as Merseyside Transport Trust’s beautiful vintage double decker buses will once again loop the city to transport visitors from venue to venue.
You can order your festival guide now for delivery straight to your door from www.lightnightliverpool.co.uk
From 8 April you can also purchase festival guides for just £1 from selected venues including Liverpool Everyman, St George’s Hall, 92 Degrees Coffee, Tate Liverpool, St John’s Beacon, The Bluecoat, Anglican Cathedral, FACT, News from Nowhere Bookshop, Victoria Gallery & Museum, Central Library, Baltic Bakehouse, the Tourist information at Albert Dock and Furrow café on Allerton Road.
Organisations large and small across the city are participating in this year’s festival, including Baltic Clay, FACT, Tate Liverpool, 24 Kitchen Street, the Bluecoat, the new Music Room at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, St George’s Hall, the Biennial, Road Studios, Open Eye Gallery, Nordic Church, Central Library, the Anglican Cathedral, dot art, Liverpool Small Cinema, Launch 22, 92 Degrees, Garstang Museum, Walker Art Gallery, St John’s Beacon, Zap Graffiti, Merseyside Maritime Museum, Baltic Creative and more.
A 2015 LightNight audience member said: “What a fantastic night. So much to see and do! I can’t put into words how marvellous it was – something for everyone.’ Christina Grogan, Director of Open Culture (Festival producers) said: “LightNight is a wonderful opportunity to showcase Liverpool’s year-round arts offer and 2016 is no different, with the theme of ‘Experiment’ ensuring our audience is guaranteed to experience something incredible. We work hard with all our partners, including our Principal Sponsor LJMU, to ensure the programme gets better and better every year. We can’t wait to share it.”
LJMU Pro-Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement), Dr Edward Harcourt, commented: “For one glorious evening in our European capital of culture, and for citizens of primary school age to pensioners, most of the arts and educational organisations in Liverpool open their doors as part of the LightNight festival. Staff and students at the University contribute to the festival in many ways and for the third year running LJMU is proud to be Principal Sponsor of this exceptional event.”