Liverpool Transition Light Night - 10 January 2009!!!
10 January 2009, the end of Liverpool's Capital Of Culture
Year will be marked in style and what a year it has been. We would like to hear from you
all, what you liked and did not like about it and also if you felt
that it has
been good for Merseyside to have had Liverpool hosting the year long
event. Email us via:-
firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you
The audio and light show will start from 6.15pm, including a filmic
review of ’08 on screens at the new Museum of Liverpool, the new
Mersey Ferry terminal and at the ECHO Arena Liverpool on Kings Dock.
At 6.25pm Liverpool's Lord Mayor, Councillor Steve Rotheram, will
conduct the first ever Capital of Culture ceremonial handovers to
the cities of Linz and Vilnius, the European Capital’s of Culture
‘09, and a representative for London 2012 to mark the launch of
Britain's Cultural Olympiad.
The show concludes at 6.40pm (approx) with an eight minute
pyrotechnic finale fired from ships on the river.
The show finale signals the start of Liverpool’s Transition Light
Night with many of the city’s world renowned
cultural facilities such as The Merseyside Maritime Museum, Tate
Liverpool, the Bluecoat, Open Eye, FACT, Liverpool Biennial, the
Contemporary Urban Centre and The Flying Picket - all offering
visitors and residents a unique and largely free late night
experience. The city centre’s high quality range of restaurants,
bars and clubs will also and ready to receive the huge numbers
expected in the city on this significant night.
Especially commissioned street
theatre, music and dance
performances will also follow at the city’s public spaces,
pedestrian and shopping zones.
show times are approximates.
If you are travelling
in we would strongly recommend you do so via public transport.
To find out all about the European Capital of Culture 2008 closing
events please open this PDF file by clicking
We hope the other
European Capital of Culture
Stavanger also got as much out
of it as Liverpool has gained.
All of us at
Southport and Mersey Reporter wish both
Vilnius who has been
crowned as the Lithuanian Capital of Culture 2009 and also Germany's
Capital of Culture 2009
all the best for their events.