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Light__Sound_Party-Tristan_Brady_Jacobs_Light_GraffitiLightNight Friday 18 May 4pm - late at various venues across Liverpool city centre

Over 70 events FREE 

Following Liverpool’s giant spectacular weekend of Sea Odyssey, thousands of visitors are expected to again descend on Liverpool this May for the city’s annual arts and culture festival LightNight. Over 50 of Liverpool’s finest attractions and arts organisations have joined forces to offer a whirlwind night of exciting activities and events for everybody for LightNight 2012.

On Friday 18th May from 4pm until late, over 50 of Liverpool’s best arts & heritage venues will throw open their doors offering over 70 FREE events to choose from including special underground tours, a mass sing-alongcandle-lit labyrinth,fascinating exhibitions and open studiosChinese arts showcase, architecture tours, ceildhs, spectacular light projections,street theatre, live music and lot’s more.

The event is part of the Museums at Night initiative when galleries and museums around Europe open late, staging special events.

Christina Grogan of Open Culture, the LightNight coordinators said: “LightNight is the city coming together, showing off the impressive cultural offer we have. LightNight starts at 4pm and doesn’t stop until 4am, so there really is something for everybody. A jam packed one night experience of what’s on offer in Liverpool everyday of the year!” 

The full programme is available online at and from all participating venues

New (FREE) events announced:

·         Late Night Ceildh at St George’s Hall

·         Artist Polly Morgan taxidermy demonstration Victoria Gallery & Museum

·         Light & Sound Party at Liverpool Academy of Arts

·         Chinese Arts Showcase at The Black-E

·         A Bite of James & the Giant Peach at The Brink Liverpool

·         Arena Studios & Gallery recreate Warhol’s famous workspace The Factory

·         Books with Bite Night! at News from Nowhere Radical Bookshop

·         Favela! at The Royal Standard

·         Things to Make & Do and Hub Artists open studios at Elevator

·         LIPA Takeover at Liverpool ONE

·         Little Boxes of Night activities with as creatives

·         Spectrum at Wolstenholme Creative Space

·         The Spaces Between at Albert Dock

·         Mersey Tunnel Tours

·         Impropriety’s Journey to the Yet Unknown at St George’s Hall

·         Rainbow Lights for Homotopia IDAHO 50 at the Active Learning Lab

·         We Are Superheroes at Level Creative Collective

·         Adult Youth Club at Camp & Furnace

·         Screenadelica gig poster exhibition at Liverpool Academy of Arts

·         Liverpool: Gateway to the World RIBA Architecture Tour

·         Goes without Saying at Gourmet Coffee

·         21 Steps at Domino Gallery

·         Art from the Square at The Gallery Liverpool

·         Transition & Merseytravel’s LightNight Cycling Trail + Dr Bike

·         The Florrie Story & Choral Evensong at Anglican Cathedral

·         Plus much more!

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.

Event information:


Friday 18 May 2012

4pm - late

Venues across Liverpool city centre

Over 70 events FREE

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