Liverpool LightNight Art Festival
Liverpool arts to officially open on Friday 21 May.
19:20 19 May 2021
On Friday 21 May, Liverpool arts will officially open featuring the return of the one night only arts festival, LightNight. It follows the announcement of the next stage of relaxed restrictions in accordance with the government guidelines which see attractions, leisure and entertainment venues reopen.
The hybrid event offers an after-hours culture crawl and will be participated by major art venues throughout the city centre. Besides live events, the festival will also have an online offering for those who wish to participate in the comforts of their own home.
Visitors can enjoy light installations, brass bands and choirs, live DJs, fire workshops, and walking tours. The theme for the event is 'Play' which reflects on the role of arts and culture in escape, creativity and happiness.
Venues opening late include Walker Art Gallery, World Museum, Zap Graffiti, Tate Liverpool, FACT, Bluecoat, Cotton Exchange, District, Open Eye Gallery, Northern Lights, Liverpool Cathedral, Liverpool Town Hall, St Luke’s Bombed out Church, VideOdyssey at Toxteth TV and more.
The venues will have limited numbers inside to meet social distancing guidelines that are currently in place. Meanwhile, audiences enjoying the festival online will find more than 40 workshops, talks, performances and exhibitions. Events would include a livestream from music trio Stealing Sheep at British Music Experience, playful technology demos from Liverpool Science Park and a showing of Vasily Petrenko Conducts music by Arenksy, Weber and Haydn from Liverpool Philharmonic, among others.