21 May 2021 5pm – Late

Events

Creative Innovation


Exhibitions, Family Friendly

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LightNight at the Cathedral

Liverpool Cathedral
Exhibitions, Family Friendly, Participate, Performance

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Liverpool Biennial 2021 at Lewis's Building

Lewis's Building
Exhibitions

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Liverpool Biennial 2021 at Cotton Exchange

Cotton Exchange
Exhibitions

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Stealing Sheep's Song Machine

British Music Experience
Commissions, Participate, Performance

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Online Discussion – Heavy Gardening: A Cross Sector Approach to the Green Agenda

Open Eye Gallery
Participate, Words & Debate

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A Regurgitation is a Song is a Spell

A Regurgitation is a Song is a Spell


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Celebrating Craft

Bluecoat Display Centre
Exhibitions, Film, Words & Debate

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Liverpool Biennial 2021 at Open Eye Gallery

Open Eye Gallery
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Word Play Open Mic


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My Favourite Place: Explore the Keith Medley Photographic Archive


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The Royal Standard: Members Show

Northern Lights
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Queer The City: Drag Cabaret

Lush Building
Commissions, Participate, Performance, Streets

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Signs of the Times

Squash
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Give Us Work Not Dole: Meccano Factory

Liverpool Central Library
Words & Debate

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The Play Scratch Night with Yolanda Mercy


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Playful

St Luke's Bombed Out Church
Performance, Words & Debate

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Explore the experimental photography of E. Chambré and Margaret Hardman


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Liverpool Biennial 2021 at Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Building

Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Building
Exhibitions

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Skittles and Sketchfab: Ancient play at the Garstang


Parties

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Project Earth: Liverpool! The Cut-Out Opera by Love Ssega


Commissions, Exhibitions, Family Friendly, Performance

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Playful Nature — LIPA Primary


Family Friendly, Film

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Play the Stars


Commissions, Exhibitions, Family Friendly, Performance

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Game of Stones: The Magic of Metallurgy


Exhibitions, Family Friendly, Participate, Words & Debate

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Pathology in Three Parts by Haroon Mirza


Commissions, Film, Performance

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Play With Fire

Black Lodge Brewing
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Paint The Sky

Liverpool Town Hall
Family Friendly, Participate

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LUX

St Luke's Bombed Out Church
Family Friendly, Participate, Performance

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Big Top at The Black-E

The Black-E
Family Friendly, Participate, Performance

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Save the Green - Augmented Reality Mystery Hunt


Family Friendly, Participate, Streets

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The Popular Music Show LightNight Special


Performance

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Tickle the Ivories

Liverpool ONE
Participate, Performance, Streets

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The Game

The Game

Liverpool Town Hall
Family Friendly, Participate

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LightNight at FACT

FACT
Exhibitions, Performance

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Liverpool Biennial 2021 at Lush Building

Lush Building
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Under the Sea

Museum of Liverpool
Family Friendly, Performance, Streets

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I'm an architect, get me out of here!


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Liverpool Show Choir


Family Friendly, Performance

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How We Move, How You Move Me

St Luke's Bombed Out Church
Participate, Performance

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Wild Oracle: Live Oracle Card Readings

Open Eye Gallery
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With My Little Eye...


Family Friendly, Participate

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Play it again

UoL Victoria Gallery & Museum
Film

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Girls on Deck Present Unity Toxteth DJs

District
Parties, Performance

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AI: More than Human

World Museum
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Mothman #4


Exhibitions, Streets, Walks & Tours

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Songs from The Show Must Go On

St Luke's Bombed Out Church
Performance

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John Moores Painting Prize 2020

Walker Art Gallery
Exhibitions

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The Belvedere Academy Music presents 'PLAY'


Family Friendly, Film, Performance

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Dancing with life


Participate, Performance

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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic On Demand: VASILY PETRENKO CONDUCTS MUSIC BY ARENSKY, WEBER AND HAYDN


Family Friendly, Performance

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A Place for Everything


Exhibitions, Family Friendly

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Play The Katumba Way

John Archer Hall
Performance, Streets

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Heavy Gardening Art Trail

FACT
Exhibitions, Film, Streets, Walks & Tours

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Make CIC Resident Exhibition

The Shed at Baltic Creative
Exhibitions

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Hub Studios and Gallery: Members show and Open Studio

Northern Lights
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Waterfront Soundwalk


Streets, Walks & Tours

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LightNight at Bluecoat

Bluecoat
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Give us a Word


Family Friendly, Participate

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Lantern Writers Play Up

St Luke's Bombed Out Church
Performance

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Cyber Labyrinth


Exhibitions, Film

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Play at Northern Lights

Northern Lights
Exhibitions, Family Friendly

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Storytelling from Scottie Rd Writers


Words & Debate

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COBALT!

Northern Lights
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Graffiti Art Play

Zap Graffiti
Exhibitions, Family Friendly, Streets

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I like to move it, move it


Family Friendly, Participate

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Formby Band


Performance

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Between Representation and Abstraction

Editions Gallery
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William Nicolas Crosland - Tapestry Exhibition

Chapters of Us
Exhibitions

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In Flow


Commissions, Participate

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Portrait of an Ordinary Tree


Film

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Baltic Market Food Hub

Baltic Market
Family Friendly, Food Hub

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LIPA Arcade Club

LIPA
Streets

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LightNight at Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool
Exhibitions, Family Friendly, Walks & Tours

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Oceanic Feelings: AND Festival 2021


Performance

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VideOdyssey presents Play

VideOdyssey at Toxteth TV
Film, Participate

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Innominate Studios: Open Studio

Northern Lights
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SMG Youth Collective


Performance

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Resonate Brass - LightNight


Family Friendly, Film, Performance

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Bluecoat Platform

Bluecoat
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#LightNightatHome — Line up

...Twitter: @MDIStudio24 >>> Artist Olie Martin will share Sounds of the Streets – a collection of immersive soundscapes exploring the relentless realities of ‘homelessness’ and the poignant complexities of urban...

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The full LightNight line-up is out now

...and celebrate the next generation of women and nonbinary DJ’s working in Liverpool. For LightNight they present some of the exciting young students they mentor at the Toxteth Unity Youth...

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LightNight 2021 Commissions Unveiled

...out opera and a piece exploring sound waves and social gatherings, the theme of this year’s festival is ‘Play’. The theme ‘Play’ allows a reflection on the role of arts...

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Travel Information

...unlimited off-peak travel on Merseyrail so it’s perfect for hoping on and off the train as much as you want to get between the events. You can travel around the...

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Liverpool comes out to play

...events, covering performance, music, film, theatre, talks, light shows and more, the evening is designed to throw a giant spotlight to showcase the breadth of talent and the vibrancy of...

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Home

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Ports in a Storm

...with representatives of the LightNight, to introduce themselves. This online event is open to anyone who identifies as transgender and our families and friends. One of the worries about leaving...

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Festival Theme 2021 — Play

...to the creation of art. It is the medium in which great discoveries and advances in human achievement can be made. It is the method of the maker, the artist...

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The Black-E

...a description of the Chapel in the 1960’s covered with over a hundred years of inner-city smoke and grime. Although the stone was cleaned in the 1980’s the building still...

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Be Part of It: The Terrace

...work; whether it’s old photographs of your family at the dinner table in the 1960s or the colourful fabric of your new sofa or your front door, we’re looking for...

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LightNight 2021:Play

...medium in which great discoveries and advances in human achievement can be made. It is the method of the maker, the artist and the tinkerer. It is the tool of...

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LightNight

...year tens of thousands of people take the opportunity to try something new; see something different; step out of their comfort zone; or just spend time with friends and family....

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#LightNightatHome

...the artists and organisations who had so much planned for the festival this year. Our theme for the festival this year is Home, and it feels all the more important...

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We're seeking a Festival Evaluator

...the city’s arts and heritage organisations join forces to create a large-scale showcase of the city’s vibrant cultural offer. This year, in response to the global pandemic the festival aims...

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LightNight

...to increase the profile of, and engagement with the arts. Known for projects like LightNight Liverpool, the Tickle the Ivories street pianos and the Winter and Summer Arts Markets, the...

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Get Involved

...This is a unique opportunity to be part of one of the most exciting nights in the city’s calendar, and to gain experience working in the arts and with cultural...

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Liverpool Town Hall

The Grade I listed Liverpool Town Hall is a truly stunning Georgian building in the heart of the city, and one of the finest surviving town halls of the 18th...

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Announcement

Update To mark the day LightNight would have taken place, Friday 15 May 2020, please join us online for #LightNightatHome – an online exploration of work by many of the...

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Liverpool Cathedral

...hard, but rewarding years, the unfolding story of this great cathedral, the largest in the whole of the UK and the fifth largest in the world, is both fascinating and...

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Accessibility

...the top right corner of the window. Select ‘Accessibility’ in the Advanced Settings in the left hand menu. Click the switch for the Live Captions option. This will now download...

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The Shed at Baltic Creative

...public can contact the venue by at least one of these methods: Textphone / Fax / Email Assistance dogs are welcome There is a public car park near the venue...

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Donate

...like no other, with over 100 free events for all ages and celebrating the amazing arts offer in the region. If you have enjoyed the festival in the past, please...

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British Music Experience

The British Music Experience is a registered not-for-profit charity with the purpose of advancing the education and appreciation of the art, history and science of music in Britain. Situated in...

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Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool welcomes over 600,000 visitors a year, is the home of the National Collection of Modern Art in the North of England, and one of the largest galleries of...

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2017 Programme

LightNight 2017 took place on Friday 19 May. The theme for the 2017 festival was ‘Time’ and the programme covered the past, present and future of the city, it’s people...

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Audience Guidance

...Open Culture to create an inspiring trail of free events with talks, workshops, performance, music and more. For 2021, LightNight is a hybrid festival, offering a mix of online and...

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Bluecoat

Bluecoat is Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts, the oldest in the UK. Our landmark building, located in the heart of the city centre, is home to a year-round programme...

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Walker Art Gallery

The Walker Art Gallery is the national gallery of the North. For 130 years it has housed Liverpool’s most outstanding art collection. Many of the gallery’s most important works have...

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St Luke's Bombed Out Church

St Luke’s Church, known locally as the ‘Bombed Out Church’, suffered catastrophic damage during the May Blitz of 1941, leaving only its external masonry standing. Overgrown and inaccessible, the site...

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#LoveLightNight Crowdfunder

LightNight takes place annually, since 2010, attracting ten of thousands of visitors each year. From raves in Liverpool Cathedral, to soundscapes in Moorfields Train Station, LightNight makes art and the...

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Baltic Market

Liverpool’s first street food market. Baltic Market is place for fussy friends and picky palates, zealous vegans and juicy meat lovers, the gluten free and the never full. Home of...

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Interlace — Activities

Get creative with Laura-Kate Chapman What does Home mean to you? Laura-Kate Chapman is one of the commissioned artists for LightNight 2020:Home. Although her exhibition of work exploring what Home...

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World Museum

World Museum is the oldest of the museums and galleries operated by National Museums Liverpool. It first opened on 8 March 1853 in the Ropeworks district of Liverpool, and it...

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Editions Gallery

Editions Gallery, Liverpool hosts contemporary painting and printing exhibitions throughout the year. We run virtual galleries for all our artists work and offer viewings of some of the most celebrated...

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The Terrace

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Open Call 2021

...audience from across the North West and beyond. Our theme for 2021 will be Play. As we begin to process the shockwaves of a global catastrophe LightNight 2021 hopes to...

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Lewis's Building

The Lewis’s Building is a 20th-century Grade II listed site. It was purpose built as the flagship store for the now defunct Lewis’s department store chain and will be host...

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Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Building

The Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Building was previously known as the Albert Dock Traffic Office. It is a 19th-century Grade I listed building and part of Albert Dock. Formally...

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Cotton Exchange

Cotton Exchange is a Grade II listed building offering office space in the heart of the commercial district. It sits in the Cotton Quarter which also includes Cotton House, and...

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FACT

...contact the venue by at least one of these methods: Textphone / Fax / Email Assistance dogs are welcome There is a public car park near the venue For details...

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Bluecoat Display Centre

...contact the venue by at least one of these methods: Textphone / Fax / Email Assistance dogs are welcome There is a public car park near the venue   Social...

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District

Situated in the heart of the Baltic Triangle – Liverpool’s cultural mecca – District is a vibrant multi-purpose venue, playing host to gigs, club nights, screenings, talks and many other...

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Northern Lights

...708 2840 Website: www.northernlightsliverpool.com   Accessibility Information Access by ramps, slopes and/or manual doors Accessible toilets The public can contact the venue by at least one of these methods: Textphone...

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Lush Building

The Lush Building is a partner venue for Liverpool Biennial in 2021, where you can enjoy the Stomach and the Port exhibition on the third floor.   Telephone: 0151 709...

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Zap Graffiti

Liverpool’s unique graffiti art focused venue. Since 1995, we’ve been busy engaging folks from all walks of life in the positive artform of graffiti. We provide a variety of graffiti...

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Partners

Our partners, supporters & funders LightNight wouldn’t take place without the creative energy, generosity and brilliance of hundreds of individuals and organisations, and with the support of our funders and...

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Museum of Liverpool

The Museum of Liverpool reflects the city’s global significance through its unique geography, history and culture. Visitors can explore how the port, its people, their creative and sporting history have...

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Open Eye Gallery

...and automatic doors Accessible toilets Large print information is available The public can contact the venue by at least one of these methods: Textphone / Fax / Email Assistance dogs...

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Liverpool ONE

With over 170 shops, bars and restaurants across five fabulous districts right in the heart of Liverpool city centre, you’re sure to find the one that you want at Liverpool...

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Squash

...ramps, slopes and/or manual doors Accessible toilets The public can contact the venue by at least one of these methods: Textphone / Fax / Email Assistance dogs are welcome  ...

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2019 Commissions

...Híbridos: The Spirits of Brazil, an immersive multi-screen film installation at Victoria Gallery & Museum.The film explores the world of these diverse sacred ceremonies, breaking down the distance between viewer...

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What's On

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Shop

This is the shop.

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VideOdyssey at Toxteth TV

VideOdyssey: Enter a tsunami of extreme nostalgia by stepping into the UK’s only VHS rental shop and stand in front of our 8 foot high video walls. Toxteth TV is...

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Black Lodge Brewing

Black Lodge Brewing are a Microbrewery & Taproom in the Baltic Triangle founded in 2015. Website: www.blacklodgebrewing.co.uk...

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24 Kitchen Street

24 Kitchen Street is a multi-purpose events space in the Baltic Triangle and home to a whole host of live music, arts and club events. Please note, both 24 Kitchen...

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