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LightNight Liverpool 2017 – Time: Friday 19 May 2017

LightNight is back! 19 May 2017, 5pm – late

We’re excited to announce the full line up for LightNight 2017!

This year’s festival questions the nature of time and looks to investigate our experiences of the past, present and future of Liverpool, its people and the world we live in, as well as the influence of time on art, science and philosophy.

In addition to the eight LightNight commissions we have a multitude of events to spark your imagination however young or old. Working in collaboration with so many of the citys best arts organisations and venues means that you will experience a whirlwind of sights and sounds that capture Liverpool’s unrivalled year-round cultural offer.

Venues opening late into the night will include Tate LiverpoolMerseyside Maritime MuseumBluecoatBlack Lodge BreweryDorothyEveryman TheatreWalker Art GalleryBaltic CreativeOpen Eye GallerySt George’s Hall and many more.

Liverpool John Moores’ University - LightNight’s principal sponsor – open up spaces across the campus staging special activities including ‘Time, Space and Climate Change’ at the John Foster Building, featuring experts from LJMU’s Astrophysics Research Institute and Department of Geography delving into the vastness of space, past climates and a glimpse into the future to look at the impact of climate change.

In addition to the new venues opening on the night, there will be the usual vibrant mix of street drumming, theatre, puppetry and music along with outdoor light art installations at Victoria Gallery & Museum and FACT.

The night comes to an end with the LightNight after party at Constellations, a future-Polaroid / AV installation meets club project, presented by artist Sam Wiehl and soundtracked by Andy Votel (Finders Keepers).

The full festival programme can be viewed at

Festival guides are available for purchase online here, and at selected venues across the city centre. The full list of stockists can be found here.

Keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook pages for updates – and make sure you put 19 May in your diary. In the meantime, check out some of the highlights from the 2016 festival below.

LightNight Liverpool 2016


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We’re also on the lookout for a team of volunteers to help out on the night. If you love arts and culture and fancy being an ambassador for the festival, we want to hear from you!

For more information about volunteering and how to apply, visit the Open Culture website.