Family Fun on LightNight 2017
it's singing, getting stuck into
a new art form or playing a retro game there's
plenty to see and do this LightNight
Liverpool's galleries, heritage and academic venues
will throw open their doors late into the night on
Friday, 19 May 2017, for the City's 8th Annual
LightNight. The festival will see hundreds of free
cultural events staged across the City Centre for
visitors of all ages.
Over 100 arts organisations come together, with more
than 900 artists and performers taking part to
respond to the theme of 'time'. There's plenty to
enjoy, even for the littlest of art lovers, and lots
of opportunities to take part through music, dance
Typhoon and the Pedal Players (LightNight
Paradise Street, 17:00 - 21:00
Their time machine is broken and the Pedal Players
are stuck in a time continuum; cycling around in
circles for centuries, telling the same stories for
years and YEEEARS! Will they return to 2017? Or
surrender to a lifetime of steampunk storytelling?
Join them as they journey across time and space.
Typhoon and the Pedal Players can be found here, there
or anywhere between Paradise Street (near John
Lewis), Manesty's Lane, Peter's Lane and Bluecoat
Courtyard. Seconds mean nothing in a time slip so
join them along the route or at Paradise Street on
Fancy a Selfie?
Bluecoat, 17:00 - 21:00
Join artists from Blue Room, Bluecoat's inclusive
arts programme, as they take you on a fancy dress
journey through time. Create your own accessories
and props in a drop in costume workshop or take a
shortcut and use the pre-made props and costumes,
then visit the photo booth or one of the selfie
stations to capture and share your moment in the
Bluecoat time portal.
Time, Space and Climate Change
LJMU John Foster Building and Gardens, 17:00 - 22:00
Fascinated by space? This is a must see for any
budding scientists. A fun, interactive installation
features experts from LJMU's Astrophysics Research
Institute and Department of Geography to explore how
scientists work out what the space is in, well,
space. Learn what was happening on Earth when light
left distant objects in our Universe, measure light
and distance using spectral lamps and spectroscopes.
Hands on activities explore how climate change has,
and continues to change over time.
Big Art for Little Artists
Walker Art Gallery, 17:00 - 22:00
Bring the little ones for a fun evening of craft
activities, storytelling, exploring and dressing up
in the children's gallery:- 'Big Art for Little
Artists,' designed to introduce children to art. A
special place where children can learn and have lots
of fun! For children up to the age of 8.
The Super Sonic Assembly (LightNight commission)
Liverpool Cathedral, 18:45 - 23:00
Bridging past, present and future through song and
dance, the 'Super Sonic Assembly' showcases the
evolution of music since WWII. This fun, interactive
family event features choirs, community
participation and a blistering DJ set of great music
(from the and now) by Greg Wilson. Community choirs
and the Reverend Cleve Freckleton lead a journey
from the 40s, through the Summer of Love to the
present day. Everyone is encouraged to join in to
create a vast aural harmonic experience.
Time Out of This World in Brass
Grand Ballroom, Liverpool Town Hall, 19:00 - 21:30
2 special pop up concerts by The Liverpool Walton
Band of the Salvation Army performing James Horner's
classic soundtrack to:- 'The Land Before Time',
alongside off piste surprises and family favourites
all rooted in the notion of Time.
Fanny and George's Georgian Liverpool
Merseyside Maritime Museum, 17:30 - 21:00
Join Fanny and George for a poke around Georgian
Liverpool and discover death, disease and docks,
plus a few beauty secrets that will make your hair
curl. With tales of smuggling:- 'oyster
a good old fashioned day out at the hanging, this
performance is not the for the faint hearted! For
children aged 10+...
Here be Dragons
Steble Fountain, 20:45 – 22:15
group of mysterious hooded figures make their way
through the crowds, accompanied by 2 huge dragons.
Out of place and out of time, they bring messages
from the past… but do we have the ears to hear them
in our modern world? With two spectacular lantern
puppets, Headstrung deliver an after dark visual
feast to delight all ages.
The Paper Moon Print Studio
Constellations, 17:00 - 21:00
Screenprinting is a very instant process, and it's a
very satisfying one to turn your hand to. A once
blank piece of paper is permanently altered in
seconds from the pull of a squeegee. The Paper Moon
is a shared screen printing studio space, base din
Constellations. Come and take a look and try your
hand at printing.
Gaming Through Time
Contemporary Urban Centre, 18:00 - 20:00
Inspired by the number of retro games that came out
of Liverpool, the Studio School curated the world's
1st interactive, educational, retro gaming museum.
This interactive, playable exhibition is home to
many consoles of the past; from the Commodore 64 to
the ZX Spectrum and a Nintendo Entertainment System,
moving into the modern day with consoles such as the
SEGA Dreamcast and Playstation 1.