21 May 2021 5pm – Late

2020 Events

A Dozen Roses: A Love Story The Installation

Online event
17:00 22:30

A visual and audio installation based on emerging spoken word artist TEE’s debut EP – a twisted love story tackling…

A Room of Calm

LIPA
17:00 – 23:00

An installation by Tracey Gibbs responding to the notion that our contemporary world is a relentless and frenetic place; a…

A Short Trip to a Distant Planet

LJMU John Foster Chapel
17:00 – 23:00

Can technology resolve our tendency towards destruction and conflict? In an unsettling but playful way, this installation begs us to…

Annwn: The Otherworld

FACT
17:00 – 23:00

Annwn: The Otherworld is a surreal game of stealth and strategy, as you explore a mysterious archipelago in the celtic…

Antimicrobial Avengers

LJMU John Lennon Building
17:00 – 22:00

Liverpool University’s Arts-Lab and Liverpool School of Art and Design’s MA Art in Science programme presents the superheroes ‘Shark Girl’…

Art and the Sea

Merseyside Maritime Museum
17:00 – 22:00

Explore exhibitions looking at the port of Liverpool, with highlights including Black Salt: Britain’s Black Sailors and Lusitania: life, loss,…

At the Mercy of the Elements

LJMU John Lennon Building
17:00 – 22:00

Climate change is one of the biggest threats facing us today. Join in with these fun activities and find out…

Aurune

FACT
17:00 – 23:00

A dark evil has taken over the land of Drakenheim, the royal family has been slain and the young prince…

Big Art For Little Artists

Walker Art Gallery
17:00 – 20:00

A special evening opening of the children’s gallery. Stories and hands-on activities inspired by mythology in the Charles Rennie Mackintosh…

Blood Rituals

LJMU John Lennon Building
17:00 – 22:00

Lecture Rooms 1 & 2 Dignity Without Danger presents a collaborative multi-part installation examining rituals surrounding menstruation. Blood Rituals combines…

Bombed Out Church Food Hub

St Luke's Bombed Out Church
17:00 – 23:00

Eat, drink, socialise, relax, watch, listen and discover in the church gardens. With a wide selection of fabulous food and…

Brews and Brows

UoL Garstang Museum of Archaeology
17:00 – 22:00

Discover how eyebrows relate to identity, and how eyes have been used in imagery from the ancient world to the…

Building Blocks To Freedom

17:00 – 23:00

WoWFest18 – Crossing Borders celebrates the transformative power of inclusivity. Witness a unique sculpture populated with work from individuals across…

Cave Rave

UoL Victoria Gallery & Museum
17:00 – 22:00

Immerse yourself in the mysterious ritual culture of Stone Age people. Lanterns will light the way into an atmospheric ‘cave’…

Celebrating 20th Century Female Comics

LJMU Aldham Robarts Library
17:00 – 22:00

Come along and make a badge, dress up for a Polaroid cover photo, design an outfit for a paper doll…

Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Making the Glasgow Style

Walker Art Gallery
17:00 – 22:00

Visitors of all ages are invited to explore the theme of ritual inspired by the creative processes of art-making and…

Chill Panda

FACT
17:00 – 23:00

Did you know that heart rate and anxiety are closely related? Chill Panda allows your child to better understand and…

Choral Evening Prayer

Metropolitan Cathedral
17:45 - 18:15

Begin your LightNight journey with glorious music sung by the Metropolitan Cathedral Choir. Enjoy a moment of stillness, and experience…

Climate Casino

Online event
17:00 – 22:00

Our home is in trouble. With an increase in extreme weather events globally, rising sea levels and shrinking fresh water…

Codex: The well of lost plots

LJMU John Foster Chapel
17:00 – 22:00

Take an immersive journey through the history of Liverpool from its beginnings to the present day. Designed, constructed and managed…

Cornershop

St Luke's Bombed Out Church
17:00 – 22:00

Nothing is for sale and shop lifting is tolerated (but only one item per customer). An immersive experience at the…

Creating New Perspectives with Clay

UoL Victoria Gallery & Museum
17:00 – 21:00

Join ceramic artist, Louise Waller, in transforming an unfinished artwork. Participants will learn how to create clay flowers and leaves…

Creative Rituals with Dead Ink Books

Thoughtfully Cafe
17:30 – 22:00

Join Liverpool based indie press Dead Ink Books for an evening of creative rituals with author & academic Naomi Booth…

Dandelion Flowers Ice Cream – Liverpool Biennial

Ropewalks Square
17:30 - 18:30

Fancy an ice cream? Brazilian artist Jorge Menna Barreto invites you to become part of a delicious experiment about our…

Demolition Memorial Keepsake

Bluecoat
17:00 – 22:00

LightNight Commission A participatory project by Liverpool-based Japanese artist anti-cool exploring memorial objects, funerals and ceremonies from different cultures. Ahead…

Diffringere

RIBA North
17:00 – 22:00

This interactive work by Jayson Haebich creates a mesmerising effect of colour and light, taking the pure white light from…

Digital Rituals Map Drawing Activity

FACT
17:00 – 20:00

Do you check your phone first thing in the morning? What is the first app you open when you wake…

Donna Summer Fever

Constellations
17:00 – 22:00

LightNight Commission Screenings every half hour, on the hour and 30mins past. Film lasts 18min. Artist collective Projectile Vomit draw…

Double D Divas

Liverpool Town Hall
17:00 — 17:15 Main Staircase, 18:40 — 19.00 East Reception Room, 20:15 — 20:30 Large Ballroom

Meet Dolly Twinkle (Elaine Collins) and Dora Belle (Karl Llorca); sisters in the most exciting double act since Velma and…

Drag Queen Story Time with The Nightbus

FACT
17:00 – 19:00

All aboard The Nightbus for an evening of unforgettable stories, frolics and glitter! Join FACT for a storytime like no…

Early Settlers and the Calderstones

Museum of Liverpool
17:30, 18:30 & 20:30

Glimpse into the lives of the first people to settle here and gain some understanding of a society and culture…

Ericka Beckman and Marianna Simnett

FACT
16:00-23:00

Explore FACT’s galleries after hours and discover the evocative works of Ericka Beckman and Marianna Simnett.   Using technology and…

Exhibition: Arrival City

FACT
16:00-23:00

Explore our pop-up exhibition Arrival City, which presents a portrait of Liverpool, and more specifically Toxteth, as a city of…

Exploring the human face

LJMU John Lennon Building
17:00 - 21:30

Explore the ‘transformation’ of faces and gain a better understanding of anatomy and the fusion of art and science. Join…

Feel it / Hear it / See it – Brazilian Carnival Culture

Liverpool Central Library
17:00 – 23:00

Batala Mersey drumming band collaborate with Brouhaha International to present a series of three hands-on workshops, each followed by carnival…

Festival as Ritual

British Music Experience
17:30-22:00

In homage to the rich variety of festivals on offer throughout the UK the BME creates an immersive walk-through experience…

Fleeting

The Shed at Baltic Creative
17:00 – 23:00

Upon entering a dark, empty room you are greeted by an instantaneous flash of UV light, revealing an abundance of…

Flights of Fancy

Baltic Creative CIC
17:00 – 23:00

Join as creatives for LightNight 2018 (Friday 19th May – 5pm – 11pm) for a fun (and free) family-friendly workshop…

Food Hub At Baltic Market

Baltic Market
17:00 – 00:00

Liverpool’s first street food market, Baltic Market will be providing grub on the go, great cocktails and a whole evening…

Food Hub: Baltic Market

Baltic Market
17:00 – 23:00

Baltic Market is Liverpool’s first street food market based in the incredibly iconic Cains Brewery Village. The market is split…

Food Hub: Bombed out Church

St Luke's Bombed Out Church
17:00 – 22:00

Come along to the Bombed Out Food Hub in the church’s surrounding gardens. Eat, drink, taste, shop, socialise, relax, watch,…

Halo

Exchange Flags
17:00 – 23:00

From the makers of Illumaphonium, Halo is a new participatory sonic and visual kinetic environment made up of digitally interlinked…

Hazuki Knit

FACT
17:00 – 23:00

Hazuki Knit is a game inspired by quick time events experienced in games such as Dragon’s Lair, Shenmue, Resident Evil…

Híbridos, The Spirits of Brazil

UoL Victoria Gallery & Museum
17:00 – 22:00

LightNight Commission A multi-screen installation by international artist duo Vincent Moon and Priscilla Telmon. Based on four years of research,…

Home Game

18:00 – 18:20 & 20:00 – 20:20

  Everton, Tranmere and Liverpool, You’ve got me screamin’ and a roarin’ When we see you scorin’ Everton, Tranmere and…

HyperBrawl Tournament

FACT
17:00 – 23:00

Welcome to HyperBrawl Tournament, the most intense sport brawler game you’ve ever played! Assemble your team of formidable warriors, arm…

In Character

RIBA North
17:00 – 22:00

Award-winning RIBA Chartered Practice Studio MUTT bring the elaborate writings of Sir John Soane to life with In Character, an…

In Harmony

Liverpool Central Library
17:00 – 17:30

Launched in February 2009, In Harmony Liverpool uses orchestral music making to provide opportunities to the children of North Liverpool.…

Inside a Global Innovation Hub

Sensor City
17:00 – 23:00

Backed by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Sensor City…

Interlace

Museum of Liverpool
17:00 – 22:00

Interlace is a project with people and community at it’s core. Ahead of Light Night artist Laura-Kate Draws held participatory…

It Will Never Work: 25 Years of Urban Splash 1993 – 2018

RIBA North
17:00 – 22:00

It Will Never Work is an unplanned trip from Madchester to Brexit via Easyjet and driverless cars, with a quick…

Kinship

Open Eye Gallery
17:00 – 22:00

Kinship looks at how women are using photography to reflect upon their sense of kin. All six artists in this…

LCR 4.0 at Sensor City

Sensor City
17:00 – 23:00

LCR 4.0 is a UK manufacturing first, that aims to put the Liverpool City Region at the heart of an…

Light Night at Northern Lights

Northern Lights
17:00 – 23:00

All of Northern Lights opens its doors! ROAD Studios present Rituals of the Mundane in the LUNA exhibtion space, paying…

LightNight 2018 at Bluecoat

Bluecoat
17:00 – 22:00

This LightNight, Bluecoat will be embracing the 2018 theme of Transformation, by turning their spaces into a truly immersive, engaging…

LightNight at Blackburne House

Blackburne House
17:00 – 22:00

Liverpool Biennial: A Beautiful World 17:00 — 19:30 What does a ‘beautiful world’ look like? Join in creating a large-scale…

LightNight at Blackburne House

Blackburne House
17:00 – 22:00

With artistic performances, local rhythms and a fresh selection of young talent, expect a feel-good family atmosphere and an edgy…

LightNight at Bluecoat

Bluecoat
17:00 – 22:00

An evening of art, music and creative rituals. 18:00 – 21:00 Family activities are the perfect place for little artists…

LightNight at Central Library

Liverpool Central Library
17:00 – 23:00

It’s five years since the transformed Central Library was unveiled. Join in the celebration with a mix of literary and…

LightNight at Central Library

Liverpool Central Library
17:00 – 23:00

Discover, Ground Floor In Harmony (Family Friendly) 17:00 Launched in February 2009, In Harmony Liverpool uses orchestral music making to…

LightNight at Liverpool Cathedral

Liverpool Cathedral
17:30-23:00

Take in the sights from the top of the Cathedral Tower (ticketed, open until 22:00). The Mezzanine Café, Welsford Restaurant…

LightNight at Liverpool Medical Institution

Liverpool Medical Institution
17:30 - 22:00

One of the oldest medical societies in the world, LMI plays host to exhibitions and performances exploring history, gender and…

LightNight at Merseyside Maritime Museum

Merseyside Maritime Museum
17:00 – 22:00

Explore the ground and 1st floor galleries of Merseyside Maritime Museum and enjoy a bite at the Quayside Café until…

LightNight at Museum of Liverpool

Museum of Liverpool
17:00 – 22:00

Enjoy special events and a late opening of the museum’s ground floor galleries until 22:00, and Rhythms of the Candomblé…

LightNight at Northern Lights

Northern Lights
17:00 – 23:00

Now in its second year, Northern Lights is delighted to be welcoming the public into their nooks and crannies! The…

LightNight at Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool
17:30-22:00

Experience the gallery after hours with delicious street food in the café, live music from Liverpool Guitar Society, workshops and…

LightNight at the Walker Art Gallery

Walker Art Gallery
17:00 – 22:00

Head to the Walker Art Gallery for a special evening opening of children’s gallery Big Art for Little Artists. Enjoy…

LightNight at World Museum

World Museum
17:00 – 22:00

Night at the Museum (Family Friendly) 17:00 — 22:00 See phenomenal photographs of space, auroras and stars at the Astronomy Photographer…

LightNight Celebrations

Kazimier Garden
17:00 – 00:00

Wanderers of LightNight are invited to converge at L1’s original botanical DIY wonderland. Find haven in this spiritual home. Partake…

Liverpool Acoustic

Music Room at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
17:00 – 22:00

Liverpool Philharmonic, in association with Liverpool Acoustic, present a variety of musicians including stunning vocal duo Limerance, Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting…

Liverpool Biennial : A Beautiful World

Blackburne House
17:00 - 20:30

What does a ‘beautiful world’ look like? Join others in creating a large-scale zine which explores the world around us…

Liverpool Philharmonic and Liverpool Acoustic Present

Music Room at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
17:00 – 22:00

Liverpool Acoustic join forces with Liverpool Philharmonic to present a very special evening of music, with the Music Room playing…

Living Room

Liverpool Town Hall
17:30 – 22:00

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival and Liverpool Arabic Centre invite visitors to drop into a traditional Arabic ‘Living Room’. Food and…

Magic Metamorphosis

Northern Lights
17:00 – 22:00

A team of Baltic Clay artists help you to choose one of our unloved ceramic objects and transform it into…

Me! It’s Who I Want to Be

Everyman Theatre
17:00 – 20:00

Children are invited to dress up as their superhero or favourite character. Activities include a children’s rave, face painting, craft…

Mega Models!

Tate Liverpool
17:00 – 20:00

Get involved in free creative workshops in the Clore Learning Studio. Taking inspiration from Ugo Rondinone’s colourful outdoor sculpture Liverpool…

Metamorphosis – John Petch x OMD

dot-art Gallery
17:00 – 22:00

Metamorphosis is a new exhibition of paintings and drawings by artist John Petch. In 2016, John was asked by electronic…

Micro Rituals

17:00 – 17:00

Mural-making with Laura Callaghan

FACT
17:00 – 20:00

Draw your own character and add it to a collaborative mural which will grow throughout LightNight! Take inspiration from FACT’s…

Music for Shopping

News from Nowhere
17:00 – 20:00

Shopping is our modern ritual. PMS Radio (BBC Radio Merseyside’s perennially adventurous ‘Popular Music Show’) place new original music in shops,…

Music, Movement, Ritual and Adornment

Walker Art Gallery
17:00 – 22:00

Performances by LIPA students at intervals throughout the evening, featuring garments by students from LJMU School of Art & Design.

Musical Bridges

Open Eye Gallery
17:00 - 19:20

CPC Music: Cressington String Orchestra perform live for two 20 minute sets. CPC stands for ‘Child – Parent – Community’.…

Mythical Mask Making Workshop

Blackburne House
17:00 – 20:00

Join in a fun, informal and creative and friendly workshop! Theatrical production artist Carly Fisher and team guide you through…

Night at the Museum

World Museum
17:00 – 22:00

All the family are invited to discover amazing collections, from Egyptian mummies to casts of dinosaur bones. Discover treasures from…

Nineteen Hundred & Eleven Party

Dorothy
17:00 – 23:00

The Nineteen Hundred and Eleven Party is an interactive installation which celebrates Liverpool’s enduring desire for social justice and transformation.…

Non-Playable: After Intelligence

FACT
17:00 – 23:00

Existence is absurd. Life has no meaning. Death is the ultimate absurdity: it undoes everything that life has been building…

Old Dock Experience

Merseyside Maritime Museum
17:00 – 22:00

Take a tour of Liverpool’s historic Old Dock – the world’s first commercial enclosed wet dock – with our expert…

Old Dock Experience

Merseyside Maritime Museum
17:30 & 19:00

The Old Dock experience has a new tour guide just for LightNight. Look out for him he’s “dead old”! Take…

OPEN EYE

17:00 – 17:00

Open House

The Athenaeum
17:00 – 22:00

Founded in 1797 by famous Liverpool figures including Roscoe and Case, for two centuries the Athenaeum has played host to…

Opera Viva

Blackburne House
17:00 – 17:30

Beautiful renditions of operatic pieces sung in English with a full chorus by Opera Viva, the leading amateur opera company…

Output Open

Kazimier Garden
17:00 – 22:00

OUTPUT gallery works exclusively with creatives from or based in Merseyside. OUTPUT OPEN is an annual group exhibition that brings…

Pale Fire

17:00 – 00:00

A journey to the junction where sound meets light, and the old world meets the new. For one night only…

Paper Bridge

Open Eye Gallery
17:00 – 23:00

Take part in an exciting new collaboration between Tate Liverpool, ARUP, Open Eye Gallery and RIBA which will see schools,…

Permutations

RIBA North
17:00 – 22:00

Permutations is a new musical work by Freya Waley-Cohen, performed by Tamsin Waley-Cohen, and an architectural installation by Finbarr O’Dempsey…

Pitch Yourself Against the Professionals

LJMU John Lennon Building
17:00 – 21:00

Just how fit are professional footballers? Take part in small-sided football games and see how your work rate and performance…

Tate Liverpool

Pom Pom Pom

Tate Liverpool
17:30-19:30

Create your own pom pom in the Tate café to take away! You can wear it, hang it on a…

Presence: A Window into Contemporary Chinese Art

St George's Hall
17:00 – 21:00

PRESENCE: A Window into Chinese Contemporary Art will be open to the general public with some added extras to enhance…

Processional Evensong

Liverpool Cathedral
17:30-18:00

Hear the sublime, spiritual sounds of the cathedral choir performing music ranging from ancient plainsong to contemporary composers.

Revolution! Deeds and Words!

News from Nowhere
17:00 – 21:00

In this, the 100th anniversary of the beginnings of UK women’s suffrage, the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth, and…

RITUAL 2.0

Moorfields
17:00 - 22:30

LightNight Commission bido lito! and Merseyrail present a new work set within the subterranean tunnels of Moorfields station. RITUAL 2.0…

Ritual and Identity: Ancient and Modern

UoL Garstang Museum of Archaeology
17:00 – 22:00

Join the Garstang Museum to explore identity and ritual in the ancient and modern world. Enjoy the collection of archaeological…

Rituals of the Mundane

Road Studios
17:00 – 23:00

Luna Space To celebrate relocating to Northern Lights, ROAD Studios is hosting a temporary gallery in the Luna Space. ‘Rituals…

Sea Fever – Revolutionary Nature

The Liverpool Oratory
17:00 – 21:00

An exhibition of watercolour paintings created with children from LIPA Primary School, projected inside The Liverpool Oratory. Inspired by observations…

Sleeping In The Middle

Open Eye Gallery
17:00 – 22:00

Sleeping In The Middle is a new project seeking to intertwine poetry and photography. In 2015, photographer AJ Wilkinson faced the…

Snapshot to WeChat: A Migration of Identity

Open Eye Gallery
17:00 – 22:00

This exhibition will no longer be open late due to the special LightNight event Sleeping in the Middle. What is…

Space Ribbon

FACT
17:00 – 23:00

The year is 2132. In the far reaches of the galaxy, gigantic space creatures have been discovered. Creatures that vomit…

Staged Kaos

Blackburne House
17:00 – 18:00

Staged Kaos children sing, dance and perform in a unique production. Staged Kaos works to develop essential skills such as…

Stanza

Lime Street Piazza
17:00 – 17:00

As evening falls on the city prepare for an encounter challenging your conception of modern poetry, in a new light…

States of Play: Roleplay Reality

FACT
17:00 – 23:00

Explore the States of Play: Roleplay Reality exhibition after hours and experience a whole host of interactive workshops, showcases and…

Talking Stalls

Liverpool Medical Institution
17:00 - 21:30

An interactive series of intimate performances exploring notions of identity, gender, and space, and how these three concepts intersect and…

Technological Transformation

Sensor City
17:00 – 23:00

Sensor City is hosting a range of events exploring the theme of ‘technological transformation’. Check them out from 17:00 –…

The Art of Technology

Sensor City
17:00 – 23:00

Sensor City is hosting a range of events exploring the theme of ‘the art of technology’. Check them out from…

The Belvedere Chamber Choir

Liverpool Town Hall
17:20 - 17:50

The Belvedere Chamber Choir is made up of 40 girls, aged 11 – 17. The Chamber Choir is only 4…

The Cockatrice

Tate Liverpool
17:30 - 19:15

Welcome to Headstrung’s latest expedition into the forgotten corners of the animal kingdom. This interactive puppetry performance follows on from…

The Great British Baraat

Church Street
17:30, 18:30 & 19:30

LightNight Commission Milapfest and Movema join forces for a joyous celebration of the ritual of Indian marriage, the Baarat. The…

The Hermits

Online event
17:00 – 17:00

The Peaks & Troughs of Modern Rituals

St George's Hall
17:00 – 22:00

LightNight Commissison Recent graduate of the Royal Academy Schools and Art World icon Richie Moment turns his critical third eye…

The Ritual of Voting

Unity Theatre
17:00 – 22:00

Take to the polls for a voting experience like no other! Abandon your notions of democracy and enter an adventurous…

The Rituals of Coffee

The Baltic Roastery
17:00 – 23:00

Explore the ritualistic history of coffee’s origins and how our interaction with coffee has changed over time. Watch coffee being…

The Spectrum Retreat

FACT
17:00 – 23:00

The Spectrum Retreat is a challenging, first-person puzzle game set in the near future. You awake at The Penrose hotel,…

To Become More

Road Studios
17:00 – 21:00

An immersive, multimedia installation by artist Robert Flynn: exploring the human desire to change and to attain unobtainable goals of…

To Cultivate Compassion

5 Bold Place
17:00 – 02:00

Dawn Parry Cunliffe is a visual artist fascinated by nature and the environment. In ‘To Cultivate Compassion’ she continues a…

Totally Over You

Merseyside Maritime Museum
17:00 – 22:00

A special performance by young people from YULA drama of Totally Over You, a sparky comedy written by contemporary British…

Transformation at the Everyman

Everyman Theatre
17:00 – 22:00

Outside the Everyman Watch the Everyman transform through a kaleidoscope of colours as the iconic exterior of the theatre lights…

Transformation of Narrative

Road Studios
17:00 – 00:00

An exhibition in the window space, featuring work by member artists in a variety of mediums inspired by a narrative…

Transformational Dance

LJMU John Foster Chapel
17:30, 18:30, 19:30, 20:30, 21:30 & 22:00

Following a premiere in Sudley Theatre, LJMU dance students will choreograph and stage a series of improvised dance performances, featuring…

Vote 100: The Readers

Blackburne House
17:00 – 22:00

In collaboration with The Reader, Blackburne House celebrates ‘Vote 100’ with 100 poems, verses and quotes written by 100 women…

VR RCADE

FACT
17:00 – 23:00

VR RCADE is a virtual reality games arcade in Liverpool city centre, run by a team of gamer geeks excited…

What if fairy tales existed?

LJMU John Lennon Building
17:00 – 22:00

Imagine how a space between daydream and dystopia can be inhabited: a world between natural landscape and constructed city scape,…

What is the universe made of?

LJMU John Lennon Building
17:00 – 22:00

Watch simulations of the beginning of the Universe and discover how it has evolved over time. Find out more about…

Where There’s Tea There’s Hope

The Garden Cafe by LEAF
17:00 – 22:00

Tea is an intrinsic part of the tradition of many countries the world over; not only a rich part of…

Youth Circus

The Black-E
17:00 – 22:00

Our Rituals, Your Rituals: Youth Circus, Workshops, Films and Exhibitions Roll up, roll up! Drop in for circus workshops  –…

Zine-making with ROOT-ed

FACT
17:00 – 20:00

Join ROOT-ed for a zine-making workshop and re-write your own story! We’ll be exploring archetypes and narratives, from fairy tales…

Ad Finitum: The Invisible Choir

Liverpool Cathedral
18:45 - 19:30, 21:30 - 22:15

LightNight Commission Brought together by composer and musician Rory Ballantyne Ad Finitum, in Liverpool Cathedral’s Lady Chapel, seeks to broach this…

Amadeus-Kylux

Amadeus Kyulx

Make Baltic
18:00 – 22:00

Multidisciplinary artist and creative Amadeus Kyulx work examines the roles played out in ‘x’ situation using iconography to trigger a…

Ancient Egyptian Rituals and Mummification

World Museum
18:15 – 19:00 & 19:15 – 21:00

The Ancient Egyptians ritualised the daily workings of life and death. Death was ruled by mummification rituals and life was…

Astronaut Rituals

World Museum
18:15 – 19:00 & 19:15 – 21:00

Learn about the rituals astronauts follow when preparing themselves for space travel in a hands-on interactive station.

Bean Juice & Other Juicy Bits

The Baltic Roastery
18:30, 19:30 & 20:30

‘The bitter, black, invention of Satan!’ said some old Pope about coffee – until he had a slurp and loved…

Before Egypt Curator Tours

UoL Victoria Gallery & Museum
18:00, 19:00 & 20:00

This exhibition focuses on the physical and ritual worlds of early Egyptians. The tour will focus on key objects linked…

Book of the Dead: Passport through the Underworld

UoL Victoria Gallery & Museum
18:00 - 20:30

The Victoria Gallery & Museum are teaming up with the University of Liverpool’s Continuing Education department to bring you a…

Bringing Mummification to Life

UoL Garstang Museum of Archaeology
18:00 – 21:00

Discuss the history of mummification in Ancient Egypt. Guided tours of the museum will highlight objects relating to mummification and…

Cakes & Ale

Ropewalks Square
18:30-19:00

Liverpool Chamber Choir treat you to music from the 16th – 20th century linked to the everyday rituals of eating…

ClubTogether

SEVENSTORE
18:00 – 22:00

ClubTogether is an exhibition and digital installation by design studio Dorothy – the culmination of a seven-week partnership with SEVENSTORE…

Constellations

World Museum
18:00 & 19:00

Join MDI, Merseyside Youth Dance Company, 50 Moves and Men!Dancing! for an immersive 15-minute dance performance. The dance is inspired…

Difficult Displays in Museums

World Museum
18:30 – 18:50 & 19:30 – 19:50

Join Science Museum Research Fellow Dr Angela Stienne and curators from National Museums Liverpool for an interactive discussion on the…

Ever Changing

Zap Graffiti
18:00 – 22:00

Watch a team of graffiti artists transform a street with new artwork during the course of the evening. A hub…

Follow My Doodle and Open Studios

Arena Studios and Gallery
18:00 – 22:00

Arena Studios and Gallery is a studio space for creatives ranging from fine artists to illustrators and fashion designers. Led…

St George's Hall Photograph Ant Clausen

Hidden Elements

St George's Hall
18:00 – 22:00

Liverpool Empire Youth Musical Theatre Company presents Hidden Elements, exploring the concept of performance as ritual. You will be invited…

Home Birds

Playhouse Theatre
18:30 — 18:50, 19:30 — 19:50 & 20:30 — 20:50

Fly across the city of Liverpool with the Liver birds, Bertie and Bella, as our feathered friends take to the…

It Will Never Work: 25 Years of Urban Splash – Exhibition Tour

RIBA North
18:00 – 19:00

Hear from one of the founders of Urban Splash as they give a guided tour of the exhibition telling the…

Making & Shaking

Tate Liverpool
18:00 – 21:00

Come and join in the fun with Tate Liverpool’s Collective’s who will lead a hands-on workshop making shakers that you…

Mersey Hub Brass

St George's Hall
18:30-19:30

A huge collaboration of young brass players aged 11-18 from across the region’s Music Hubs (Liverpool, Sefton, Knowsley, Warrington, Halton…

Modular Playground

Constellations
18:00 – 20:00

An immersive soundscape with hypnotic audio-visuals and live modular synthesis. Change the visuals yourself by creating sounds, captured using microphones…

Not Just Arts Collective: Shadowplay

Liverpool Central Library
18:00 – 23:00

Fourth Floor Liverpool’s Not Just Arts Collective host an evening featuring a pop-up gallery, procession, storytelling, music, poetry and Morris dancing,…

Object (Auto) Biography

Unity Theatre
18:45 - 19:00, 20:45 - 21:00

Object (Auto) Biography is an experimental dance performance on vertical pole performed and choreographed by Rowena Gander, inviting you to…

Organ Recital

Liverpool Cathedral
18:15 – 18:45

Hear Professor Ian Tracey play the UK’s largest pipe organ; an instrument of tremendous power and majesty, but also of…

Orlando

Liverpool Town Hall
18:00 - 19:35

Small Ballroom EVENTHORIZON’s meta-fictional sequel to Virginia Woolf’s classic examination of gender transports Orlando to a savage, modern age. Haunted…

Preparing for Surgery

Liverpool Medical Institution
18:00 – 22:00

Discover the organised and strict routines used in preparing for surgery; the ritual of the surgeons and staff in preparing…

Reenacting the Battle of Actium

UoL Victoria Gallery & Museum
18:00 – 21:00

Celebrating the loan of the ancient Egyptian Meroë Head of Augustus from the British Museum, witness the Battle of Actium…

Revolutionary Nature – Under the Grit the Garden

Liverpool Cathedral
18:00 – 21:00

You are invited to celebrate the transformation of the Oratory grounds into a wildflower garden at this drawing event with…

Ritual: Words & Stories

The Athenaeum
18:30-19:30

New writing – poems, stories and reflections on ritual in experience, memory and every day life from North End Writers,…

Ron Cowell, Curator of Prehistoric Archaeology

Museum of Liverpool
18:00, 19:30 & 21:00

Uncover how early societies have been rediscovered by archaeologists and explore the belief systems of Merseyside’s earliest people through the…

ROOT-ed Debate

Tate Liverpool
18:00 – 19:00

Join ROOT-ed and Tate Collective Producers in this drop-in debate discussing how can we transform the art world to become…

Rubbish Shakespeare

Liverpool Central Library
18:00, 18:45 & 19:30

Fairies. Goblins. Donkeys. Water pistols?!? Mankind’s oldest rituals: courtship, marriage and the theatre itself are sent-up by Rubbish Shakespeare Company…

School Girls

Liverpool Medical Institution
18:15 – 22:00

School Girls is a series of playful animations with commentary between two sisters that explores being working class, social constructs…

Sin Bin of the City

Liverpool Cathedral
18:20 - 19:00

Screening: 18:20 — 18:40, Filmmaker Q&A: 18:40 — 19:00 A documentary looking at the 1981 Toxteth Riots and the circumstances surrounding…

Singing Mirror

British Music Experience
18:00 – 22:00

Find yourself transformed in a series of projected kaleidoscopic patterns. This immersive light and sound installation is responsive to the…

Southport Strings

Liverpool Central Library
18:30 & 20:00

A sensational string collaboration performing folk music from the UK, Scandinavia and Europe.

Street Party Along Windsor Street

Toxteth Library
18:00 – 22:00

Windsor Street’s creative organisations throw a street party filled with performance, spoken word, dance, music, food, film, arts and crafts…

Terrible Tours

Merseyside Maritime Museum
18:00, 19:00 & 20:00

Take a terrible terror tour, featuring tales of murders, mysteries and stories of suspense. Discover what links Sherlock Holmes, Spring-heeled…

The Advocacy Story

Blackburne House
18:00 – 19:00

Witness 30 years of radical history in this Heritage Lottery funded performance celebrating People First Merseyside, a charity run by…

The Dung Beetles’ Cosmic Journey

Albert Dock
18:00 - 21:10

Performances last 20 minutes. Dung beetles co-existed with dinosaurs over a hundred million years ago, probably munching their droppings. They…

The Nelken Line

Metropolitan Cathedral
18:15 - 19:00

Come and see Merseyside Dance Initiative recreate the iconic work of Choreographer Pina Bausch on the steps of the Liverpool…

The Physicality of Vocal Preparation with Jennifer John

Liverpool Town Hall
18:00, 19:00, 20:00 & 21:00

There is a misconception that singing is a gift you either have or don’t have. This is sometimes true, but…

The Polar Bear Waltz

LJMU John Lennon Building
18:00, 18:45, 19:30, 20:15, 21:00 & 22:00

On the last iceberg the last polar bear drifts on the ocean, singing in heartfelt remembrance of a world he…

The Ritual of Sharing Food

Bluecoat Display Centre
18:30 – 19:30

The ritual of breaking bread with friends and family is very important as it not only nourishes us both physically…

Thread

Unity Theatre
18:00 - 18:20, 19:15 - 19:35

Unity Theatre present a Tooth+Nail production. An excerpt of new work: thread  We see the world differently now. Inspired by the words of people…

A Unique and Spectacular Moment

LJMU John Lennon Building
19:00 – 22:00

X Gallery Beginning as a video game and ending as an interaction between two strangers, this piece explores the concept of…

Anamorphix

Hinterlands
19:00, 19:45, 20:30 & 21:15

Performances last 30 minutes. Step into an immersive environment that will play with your perspective and reveal a new dimension…

Baltic Alight: Stories from the Fireside

HOBO Kiosk
19:00 – 22:00

You’re invited to an ancient ritual: stories by the fireside. The fires have been set alight. Gather. Hear our story.…

Bold as Brass

Metropolitan Cathedral
19:00 - 21:30

Enjoy a feast of musical ‘transformations’ as Liverpool’s finest brass bands perform in the awe-inspiring surroundings of the Metropolitan Cathedral.…

Chant Workshop

Liverpool Cathedral
19:00-19:40

Participate in learning the ancient art of Gregorian Chant as sung daily by monks all over the world. After a…

Dancing in the Street

Liverpool ONE
19:00 - 19:30

Up for Arts is 10 and to celebrate they’re dancing in the street! BeatLife will be belting out the drum…

Death Café

Liverpool Cathedral
19:45 - 21:15

Death rituals are ubiquitous, as we all live and die. In Western culture, funerals are occasions where we focus on…

Liverpool Community Choir

Liverpool Central Library
19:30 – 20:30

Liverpool Community Choir perform under the guidance of Musical Director Ian Davidson and Pianist Hannah Leatherbarrow. As a community choir…

New Spaces, Technology and Dance

LJMU John Lennon Building
19:30 – 21:30

Johnson Foundation Auditorium Live performances at 19:30, 20:15, 21:15 Performances last 12 minutes. Live dancers and virtual video performers work…

Rite of Spring

Liverpool Cathedral
19.45 — 20.20 & 21.30 — 22.05

Be moved by Stravinsky’s beautiful and stirring piece played on the piano in stunning surroundings by students from the Royal…

Sense of Sound Singers and Sub5

Liverpool Cathedral
19:30 - 20:30

Sense of Sound Singers is a national collective of highly skilled a cappella singers who deliver dynamic arrangements of original…

The Big Brass Singalong

St George's Hall
19:45-20:45

Liverpool Walton Band of The Salvation Army invites you to this uplifting mass singalong to the likes of ‘You’ll Never…

The Body Transformed

The Black-E
19:15 - 22:15

Roll up, roll up to The Black-E fun palace for an evening weaved together by circus entrepreneurs, Mike and Kate…

Tony Conrad: 10 Years on the Infinite Plain

Tate Liverpool
19:00-20:30

Head to the Wolfson Gallery for a special performance of Tony Conrad’s audio-visual meditation. Pairing hypnotic film loops with droning…

Wakey Wakey!

Blackburne House
19:00 – 20:00

Liverpool Scriptshop presents an hour-long cabaret-style ritual show with a mix of original poetry, sketches, songs and music.

Walking Upright

Albert Dock
18:00, 19:00, 20:00 & 21:00

From the Big Bang to mobile-obsessed humans, Tmesis Theatre take you on a crazily transformative, twenty minute, fast-paced journey of…

Wicker Woman Ceremony

Blackburne House
19:00-22:15

The Wicker Woman is symbolic of emancipation from the shackles of patriarchal generational rituals, imposed by society and religion. Join Blackburne…

A Father’s Irresponsible Guide to Parenting

Unity Theatre
20:00 - 20:20, 21:25 - 21:45

Enjoy distinctive performances and a late bar until 23:00. In An Irresponsible Father’s Guide to Parenting comedian Laurence Clark tackles…

After Party: DANCE4MATION

Constellations
20:30 - 02:30

Giovanna (SisBis) The Garden 20:15 — 21:15 Sandi Hughes 21:00 — 22:30 Giovanna (SisBis) Main Space 22:30 — 00:30 Manara…

Ancestral Voices: The Navagraha Ritual

LJMU John Foster Chapel
20:00 - 20:45 & 21:15 - 22:00

A multi-sensory meditative journey into the ‘nine celestial bodies’, using pioneering harmonic scales and technology inspired by ancient civilisations augmented…

Brunt Boggart: A Tapestry of Tales

Blackburne House
20:15 – 20:45 & 21:00 – 21:30

Snuffwidget and the Crow Dancers combines a backdrop film of ritual dance, folk fiddle and drum music with live narration…

Insane Places: Rituals, recovery and rhyme

The Athenaeum
20:00 – 21:00

North End Writers presents poet Pauline Rowe’s Insane Places: rituals, recovery and rhyme – new writing about the stigma and…

Liverpool Phoenix Voices

Liverpool Central Library
20:30 – 21:15

Aiming to dispel the myth that high quality singing has to be performed in a formal way, Liverpool Phoenix Voices…

Liverpool24 Choral Concert

Liverpool Cathedral
20:30-21:15

Hear Liverpool’s newest chamber choir in a concert of works using chant and fusing ancient and modern styles with organ…

Mersey Swing Lindy Hop Social

Liverpool Town Hall
20:30 - 22:00

Are ya dancin’? Coz we’re askin’! Pick up some Swing Dance moves and you’ll be Lindy Hopping and doing the…

Pachamama

Liverpool Central Library
20:00 – 21:30

A multi-disciplinary performance by LUMA Creations with street arts, circus, dance and music, Pachamama is a journey of redemption ending…

PORTALS

Liverpool Central Library
20:30 – 23:00

A Portal has opened. A mysterious glowing disc appears in the grand Picton Reading Room, inviting people to play. PORTALS…

Rituals as the Theatre of our Lives

Museum of Liverpool
20:30-21:30

Local playwriting group Lantern Writers perform short plays reflecting rituals as the theatre of our lives; bridging the past and…

Scottie Rd Writers

Liverpool Central Library
20:00 – 23:00

Scottie Road Writers bring to life original short stories & poems, based around this year’s theme of ‘ritual’. The readings…

The Drag Lab!

Everyman Theatre
20:00, 21:00, 22:00 & 23:00

Enter this experimental, transitional space to be reborn as you ask, ‘what does drag means to you?’ Working with some…

The Imago

Liverpool Cathedral
20:30 - 23:00

In Atoms presents a new installation and performance work that imagines a world where the human fixation with classification breaks…

Are ya dancin’? Coz we’re askin’!

Liverpool Central Library
21:05 – 22:30

Discover Are ya dancin’? Coz we’re askin’! Pick up some Swing Dance moves between 21:00 – 21:45, and you’ll be…

Brazilica Samba Showcase

Merseyside Maritime Museum
21:30 - 22:00

Liverpool Carnival Company transforms the Albert Dock into a mini carnival of music, dance and costume exploring the meeting of…

Late Night Ceilidh

St George's Hall
21:00 – 23:00

Live ceilidh band Gallimaufry are back for their seventh LightNight. A family friendly, foot-tapping, lively end to your festival experience.

LightNight Fundraising Ceilidh

St George's Hall
21:00 – 23:00

Live ceilidh band Gallimaufry are back, teaching fun dance moves that have transformed over the years into the routines we…

Liverpool Samba School

Church Street
21:30 – 22:30

Liverpool Samba School and the team behind Brazilica celebrate the music, dance and costumes of Carnival, which in many Christian…

Rhythms of the Candomble Orixas

Museum of Liverpool
21:00 – 22:00

See a show stopping dusk drumming performance from Samba Reggae drumming band Batala Mersey on the newly opened steps of…

Torquemada: In the Mind of the Inquisitor

Liverpool Central Library
21:00 – 22:00

Hornby Library, First Floor Matteo Borrini, principal lecturer at LJMU and president of the Liverpool Mahatma Magic Circle, introduces you…

World in a City

St George's Hall
21:15 - 21:45

Bring the Fire Project stages a collaborative performance of fire, music and dance celebrating beautiful traditions from the Celtic, Chinese,…

Disco Glitter I Feel ‘Ya Love

Constellations
22:00 – 02:00

Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here tonight to honour Disco Queen, Donna Summer on the anniversary of her passing into…

Drum Clash 2.0

Metropolitan Cathedral
22:00 - 22:30

Using light, rhythm and movement LUMA Creations/OLC Productions present the heartbeat and power of the drum through changing shapes and…

Micro Rituals w/ Dogshow Live

Kazimier Garden
22:00 – 02:00

Gather on the dancefloor of intimate new space Kazimier Stockroom and be taken on an improvised meditative journey. Drawing on…

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