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City Arts Stay Up Late For Spring Festival LightNight

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differentLight Night Liverpool returns this spring at venues across Liverpool city centre and thousands of visitors are expected to attend for the city’s annual arts and culture festival LightNight.

On Friday 18th May from 4pm until late over 40 of Liverpool’s best arts & heritage venues will throw open their doors for fun-seekers of all ages.

With a mixture of exhibitions, performances and hands-on activities LightNight offers visitors a chance to rediscover and celebrate Liverpool’s impressive world-class cultural offer. The event is part of the Museums at Night initiative when galleries and museums around Europe open late, staging special events.

With over 70 FREE events you'll be able to rediscover the city with your friends and family, as Liverpool is illuminated with unexpected happenings and exciting activities late into the night. A springtime celebration of the city’s arts and culture; LightNight unlocks the doors of our world-class museums, galleries and heritage sites, staging over 70 free events to inspire and delight visitors of all ages.

LightNighters can expect special underground tours, a mass sing-alongcandle-lit labyrinth, fascinating exhibitions and open studios, chinese arts showcase, architecture toursceildhs, spectacular light projectionsstreet theatrelive music and so much more, all for free.

Check out the early highlights now! 

Christina Grogan of Open Culture, the LightNight coordinators said: “Putting the programme together has been so exciting. We think it’s the best ever LightNight with over 70 fantastic free events. For the first time we’ve also got amazing light projections by Andy McKeown on the Metropolitan Cathedral and on the side of St John’s Shopping Centre”.

LightNighters can expect special underground tours, a mass sing-along, candle-lit labyrinth, fascinating exhibitions and open studios, Chinese arts showcase, architecture tours, ceildh’s, spectacular light projections, street theatre, live music and so much more, and for free!

Eryl Parry, Director of Enterprise at Liverpool Cathedral said, “Liverpool Cathedral is delighted to be part of Light Night again, we look forward to welcoming everybody to enjoy our very full evening of song and dance. Last year Sense of Sound raised the roof for Light Night, so we’ve invited them back to do something that will be even bigger and better!”

LightNight 2012 is funded by Liverpool City Council (Culture Liverpool), Arts Council England, 2020 Decade of Health & Wellbeing, Merseytravel, and City Central Business Improvement District (BID). It is coordinated by Open Culture.

The full programme will be out at participating venues and online from 20th April 2012.

Request your free programme by post from

You can follow LightNight on Facebook or Twitter  and don't forget to invite your friends via the Facebook event page.


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