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Liverpool LightNight – come along to the city’s night of culture and arts

Liverpool LightNight – come along to the city’s night of culture and arts

Liverpool’s LightNight is fast approaching, and there is plenty to do and see around the city on its eighth anniversary. The event is set to take place on Friday 19th May, from 5pm until late. LightNight is Liverpool’s one night arts festival, and includes over 100 free events such as large-scale light projections, live music, workshops, performances, arts, exhibitions and much more. The theme for this year’s event is ‘time’; the past, present and future, and the influence of time on art, philosophy and scientific advances.

What’s on in the Baltic Triangle?

Northern Lights 

Children Keeping Time, 5pm – 6pm, Solstice

This event consists of a performance by Liverpool Suzuki Violin Group, made up of talented local string-troupe of 5 – 15 year olds. They will be playing past classics and modern favourites. Expect anything and everything from Bach to The Beatles.

Jot Paper, 5pm – 11pm, Factory Floor 7

If you fancy some art craft, Jot Paper have you covered with the chance to design and make your own May 2017 – May 2018 calendar using their professional equipment and materials.

HUB Artists, 5pm – 11pm, Factory Floor 4

HUB Artists will be offering a series of family-friendly workshops on the theme of childhood. The session will be led by HUB artist and art teacher Maria Tavares, and includes all the materials you will need.

The Female Gaze: Timeline, 5pm – 9pm.

Situated in Aurora Lounge, Northern Lights, The Female Gaze will be exploring feminist role models from the past, present and future as artists Elizabeth Tierney and Lois Brownsword create an interactive wall mural.

Xiringuito & Jack All Productions, 5pm – 11pm

The amazing pop-up restaurant Xiringuito and fellow Northern Lights resident, Jack-All Productions are set to collaborate for a unique visual dimension and deliciously seasonal menu. Make sure you book a table by calling 07767 074 316 or email hi@xiringuito.co.uk

The ‘thinking-business’, 5pm – 11pm

At Factory Floor 2, this Northern Lights exhibition will combine the work of two talented female artists, Paloma Proudfoot and Rebecca Ounstead. The exhibition is an experiment that facilitates partnership and explores the nature of collaboration. It will include complex themes and performance elements so may not be suitable for young children.

LJMU Screen School Candle-lit Labyrinth 5pm – 11pm

A not to be missed experience, enter a realm where time doesn’t exists and step into the moment with a mindful candle-lit walk set within the expansive space of Solstice. Created by artist Alex Irving, and supported by LJMU Screen School, and soundtracked by choral and meditative audio.

Cordao De Ouro Capoeira, 5pm-9pm, Mezzanine 6

At this event, resident martial artsis Cordao de Ouro Capoeira will showcase their impressive skills during two exclusive performances in Aurora Café. You are also invited to join them for children’s and beginner’s classes between performances in their studio.




Baltic Creative CIC

From 5pm – 8pm, the Baltic Creative Campus will play host to a range of exciting activities. Here you will find talks, an illustration takeover and even a taste of Spain.

Light(night), camera, action! 5pm – 11pm, The Pod 41 Jordan Street

Come along to this interactive short documentary workshop for both children and adults who want to experience the magic of filmmaking. The Pod will be transformed for the night into a fully equipped production studio. Be prepared to shoot, edit and test new technology!

Soundtrack Of Ours Lives, 5pm – 11pm, Studio B, 22 Jordan Street

Host of this event, Dorothy, invites visitors to get involved in an installation and share their memories of personal tracks, and where in the world they take them, to create a map of musical memories and a co-curated playlist. 

deCoubertin Books 5pm – 10pm, Unit 1.

deCoubertin Books is a small, independent, sports publisher who are offering a free raffle and the chance to grab one of their signed editions, or purchase one at a discount price for one night only. There will also be a talk from deCoubertin’s founder from 5:30pm – 6:30pm.

Tiempo! 5pm – 9pm, Unit N

Join the residents at Basecamp, one of the UK’s top co-working offices, for a Spanish take on the theme of Time, or Tiempo! Here you will find a sensory experience of Spain including live music, refreshments and a taste of genuine Spanish culture.

Illustration Takeover, 5pm – 11pm

A local illustrator will take over Black & Ginger’s shop window to create an artwork celebrating the Baltic Triangle, and capturing the people and businesses that make up the city’s most vibrant and creative area.

Our Times: A Collective Memory Bank, 5pm – 11pm

Join the creative in celebrating Our Times by contributing to a collective memory bank. By using words and images, celebrate your memory in any way you want, and then add it to an evolving timeline around the walls. You will be able to delve deeper into the past by selecting items from the historical dressing-up box and posing for a picture.

Fresh Goods Space & Time Machine, 5pm – 11pm

Pure Joy and friends will present an immersive live sound recording installation. Loops, beats and various other live recording anomalies will collaborate to create a bespoke soundscape unique to the festival. Pure Joy are joined by artists and friends throughout the evening, culminating in the launch of a final piece of music into the audio-sphere at the end of the night.

In Another Time, 5pm – 10:30pm, 3Brick Street

Liverpool will be presented ‘In Another Time’ via factual and creative fantasy exhibition local art, illustration and vintage photography. The event consists of historic photography, architectural recreations of Liverpool scenes from the past, and the evolution of some of the city’s most famous characters through time. Visitors will have the opportunity to talk with the artists, or just observe. POTO is located next door to Coffee and Fandisha, where refreshments are available.

The Baltic Fleet

The Man in the Moon is You, 5pm – 11pm

At this event you are invited to join Tristan Brady-Jacobs (HOBO) and become the Man in the Moon, as it rises over the iconic Liverpool building. There will be an interactive display that will project your face in the moon rising above the pub as numbers and dates react to your input and flicker in the windows.


41 Greenland Street

Gaming Through Time, 6pm – 8pm

Inspired, by the amount of retro games that have come out of the city, the school curated the world’s first interactive, educational retro gaming museum. This event is an interactive, playable exhibition which includes many consoles of the past such as Commodore 64, Nintendo Entertainment System, and Playstation 1. Many of the games are connected to Liverpool, and there will also be a series of signed Bob Wakelin screen prints on show. For one night only this space is open to the public. Book your free place via studiolightnight.eventbrite.co.uk



LightNight After Party: Time Capsule, 10pm – 2:30am

This event is a live future-polaroid / AV installation meets club project, presented by artist Sam Wiehl and soundtracked by Andy Votel (Finders Keepers). You can enter the venue via the Time Capsule scanning booth and see your image evolve into a digital memory bank played out across a bespoke AV installation, degrading and morphing during the night. Early bird tickets cost £7 via http://lightnightliverpool.co.uk/merch/lightnight-after-party-ticket/ and all proceeds go towards next year’s festival.

Beats per Minute, 7:30pm – 9pm

This event combines physical theatre, projected film and soundscape, and has been created by third year LIPA students. It is based around the idea of the ticking clock of life, and how pressures from the ages 20 – 30 can influence our perception of time. Actors will perform in front of a film alongside live and pre-recorded ‘rhythms’ creating a soundtrack to life. There will be three performances taking place at 7:30pm, 8pm and 8:30pm.

The Paper Moon Print Studio, 5pm – 9pm

The Paper Moon is a shared screen printing studio space, based in Constellations. They welcome you to take a look at their facilities and have a go at printing in a simple live demonstration.


Black Lodge Brewery

Flashback, 5pm – Midnight

This family-friendly event will act as a time machine transporting you back to your fondest memory. Step inside, choose a song associated to that memory and travel in time via drawing. This experience will use light and distorted projections to convey a unique representation of memory, space and time.


61 – 83 Norfolk Street

Clay Time, 5pm – 11pm.

Come along and see a busy studio with artists creative work, and have the chance to see how a piece of work comes to life. You can also enjoy games and activities that explore time and the creative process.