Although we can’t come together to enjoy the multi-sensory experience of LightNight in the ‘real-world’, our artists and organisations are sharing an online showcase of work this year.
The line-up so far…
>>> Bluecoat will recreate the LightNight experience through a variety of digital works through the night including: Release of the trailer for Down the Melting Pot (an international film programme curated by Nien-Ting Chen and Jaxton Su), learn to animate your Houseplants, enjoy a Story Telling Session from Funny Looking Kids, watch a video of the LightNight house band the Halcyon Sycopators (famous for their courtyard concerts!) plus a Virtual Open Studios video collage and a Make Yourself at Home inspired playlist from our resident DJ and Artistic Director Bryan Biggs.
Facebook: @theBluecoat / Instagram: @the_bluecoat / Twitter: @theBluecoat
>>> Writing on the Wall livestream La Violette Società: A Barely Believable Bout of Beautiful Avoidance – a night of poetry and storytelling as part of WOWFest Lockdown. Featuring Toria Garbutt, Roy, Will Burns and Carla Mellor. Hosted by Ciarán Hodgers. Donations appreciated.
*Live at 19:00 — 21:00 on Facebook: Writing on the Wall
>>> Writing on the Wall present the next generation of young spoken word artists, rappers, grime artists and lyricists breaking out through their Life of Grime project. Watch the livestream at 3pm or see the recording later on LightNight.
*Live at 15:00 on Facebook: Writing on the Wall or watch again later.
>>> Join Writing on the Wall and The Lantern Company as they release the soundtrack to City of Light, City of Sanctuary, the ambitious public art project that saw a floating city of light appear on Sefton Park Boating Lake in February 2019, attracting over 60,000 visitors. Over a thousand Liverpool residents of all ages were engaged with the making of the work not only to build the city but to produce an original soundscape with personal stories, poetry and memories. An original soundscape with personal stories, poetry and memories from hundreds of Liverpool residents. Composer: Roma Yagnik. Sound Design/voices mix: Dan Fox Writers/poets: Jeff Young, Cheryl Martin, Ash Nugent, Lizzie Nunnery, Amin Atiq, Ginni Manning, Addae Gaskin, Trish McKeon.
Facebook: @lanterncompany / Twitter: @LanternCompany / Instagram: @TheLanternCompany
>>> Open Eye Gallery present Yeah, but what are you doing really? Take part in Open Eye Gallery’s LightNight ‘recents’ challenge! Many of the photos we take with our phones aren’t meant to be seen by anyone, and form instead a personal visual scrapbook. We want to see it. Scroll back 10 photos in your ‘recents’ and post it on your Instagram stories @ 3 people and tag #OpenEyeRecents & #LightNightatHome to be featured.
>>> Convenience Gallery present “another night in…” a series of in situ artist portraits at home studios and workspaces. Exploring the narratives of art industry, and the resilience and output of Merseyside creatives both before and during the pandemic.
Facebook: Convenience Gallery / Instagram: @conveniencesse / Twitter: @conveniencesse
>>> Sensor City will be showcasing what Homes of the Future may look like, by sharing content from our in-house engineers, residents and partners. This will include robotics videos, VR videos, CGI photos, 3D printed objects and virtual instruments. Join them to see how smart home applications are changing the way we live, thanks to the advances in technology and the ongoing digital revolution.
Facebook: @SensorCityUK / Instagram: @SensorCityUK / Twitter: @SensorCityUK
>>> Milapfest present a detailed look at Liverpool 800:The Changing Face of Liverpool – a painting by The Singh Twins to mark the city’s winning of the ‘European Capital of Culture’ title in 2008.
Twitter: @milapfest / Facebook: @Milapfest
>>> Merseyside Dance Initiative share The Maiden Voyage a participatory project exploring the history and art of 19th-20th century ocean liners and the Art Deco movement led by artist Jenny Steele.
Facebook: @MDIdance24 / Instagram: @mdistudio24 / 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 street sub-culture.
>>> Watch artist Laurence Payot’s film Angels on Vimeo – a series of visual and audio portraits of refugee and asylum seeker participants from across the UK. The film reminds us all how we can cope with difficult situations and find strength in the things that comfort us.
>>> The LJMU Library host an evening of Crafts from the Past, sharing images of vintage textiles patterns and recipes from the archives, alongside photographs of items crafted by library staff at home during the lockdown to inspire you!
>>> Experience the distinctive sounds and visuals of the American avant-garde video artist, filmmaker and composer Tony Conrad (1940–2016) as Tate Liverpool gives audiences the chance to see a recording of a special performance of Conrad’s audio-visual meditation, Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plain which was recorded live at Tate Liverpool as part of LightNight 2019.
Facebook: Tate Liverpool / Instagram: @tateliverpool / Twitter: @tateliverpool
>>> One of our 2020 commissioned artists Laura-Kate Chapman will be sharing creative responses to her craft activity Interlace – so get involved in the arty fun at home so tag her in photos of your creations!
Facebook: @laurakatedraws / Instagram: @laurakatedraws
>>> On LightNight you can take part in a colouring and drawing activity from local ceramicist Chris Turrell-Watts presented by the Bluecoat Display Centre and share them on Instagram.
Instagram: @ctwceramics / Facebook: Bluecoat Display Centre / Twitter: @BluecoatDisplay
>>> Join perennial LightNight favourites Merseyswing with an online Charleston dance class and lots of fun vintage dance videos!
>>> Liverpool Philharmonic will be showing music from their archives with the theme of ‘Home’, including performances from Irish Sea Sessions and their own Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra members.
Facebook: Liverpool Philharmonic
>>> Artist Amina will present an adaption of her one woman show Broken Biscuits exploring a 1970’s Yemeni- British household to untangle what it means to belong. Commissioned and supported by DaDaFest and Liverpool Arab Arts Festival, working with Brian Roberts.
Twitter: @AminaAtiqPoetry / Instagram: @AminaAtiq / Youtube
>>> FACT currently has an exciting online programme, The Living Planet, sharing podcasts, reads, challenges, videos and more – each looking into how wildlife and plants have responded to the actions of humans and how we can build a more responsible and sustainable community. On LightNight you’ll be able to join a family friendly Facebook watching event (at 17:00 sharp!) premiering a Q&A with Merseyside Bat Group expert, Charlie Liggett – looking into the world of bats, habitat conservation and how to spot them in their Merseyside homes. As part of FACTs Bat Week.
17:00 — 17:15 Facebook event page / Facebook: FACT Liverpool
>>> Liverpool Chamber Choir will share a beautiful audio recording of Over the Rainbow from Harold Arlen / E Y Harburg (arr. Guy Turner), a song they would have performed at a train station on LightNight for commuters.
Facebook: Liverpool Chamber Choir
>>> Artist Özge Gökbulut Özdemir will show her series of paintings, Feeling at Home under the Sky, originally planned for exhibition at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral.
>>> Metropolitan Cathedral present Secrets of the Cathedral Lantern a family cathedral tour especially for #LightNightatHome
>>> Homelessness charity Crisis will share an online exhibition of photography featuring work by members of Liverpool’s homeless community. Details TBC
>>> Victoria Gallery & Museum share film, stories and a family craft activity inspired by their Secret Art of Survival exhibition, which looks at artworks and artefacts by Far East prisoners of war (FEPOW) revealing their conditions in captivity but also their spirit and resourcefulness.
Facebook: victoriagallerymuseum / Twitter: @VictoriaGallery
>>> Surrealerpool present Unheimlich Home. In German, one word for home is ‘heim’. Thus ‘unheimlich’ is unhomely, but it is also ‘uncanny’. Join Surrealerpool in their unheimlich home for an uncanny mix of unexpected juxtapositions – unifying dream and reality into surreality.
Facebook: Surrealerpool / Twitter: @surrealerpool / Instagram: @surrealerpool_collage
>>> Face Lab LJMU invite you to take part in an activity to create an Average Portrait – a unique digital portrait. Send in images to create your own average portrait, composed of people closest to you – this can be with family, friends, colleagues or housemates. Your faces will then be morphed together to form a single ‘average’ portrait.
Facebook: FaceLabLJMU / Twitter: @FaceLabLJMU / Instagram: @facelabljmu
>>> Join award winning Australian vocalist Nuala Honan as she discusses her musical journey, her latest compositions and performs some of her latest powerful, post-punk songs presented by University of Liverpool as part of their Culture Unconfined festival.
* Live at 19:00 Online
>>> LIPA Primary working with artists Jayne Seddon, John Hyatt, National Museum Liverpool, The Eden Project and Friends of St James Gardens present Native Species: Indigenous – Documentation of Revolutionary Nature, a public art project creating a wildflower garden at The Liverpool Oratory.
>>> Ruth Dillon is artist in residence with The Venny Kids Studio from Speke Adventure Playground, and Ruth will be sharing short film Beautiful Creatures an Animated Tale from Lady Seanne and creative work based on the exploration of identity and home by The Venny Kids.
Instagram @ruth.dillon / Facebook: ruth.dillon
>>> All female vocal group The Luminelles will share video performances throughout the night with a debut work at the end.
Facebook: TheLuminelles / Twitter: @the_luminelles / Instagram: @the_luminelles
>>> LJMU Fashion share their project A Place for Everything and Everything in its Place which was planned to be a multi-venue exhibition ‘treasure hunt’ for LightNight this year.
>>> The Belvedere Academy share a selection of pieces from some of their choristers and musicians made at home during lockdown.
>>> Nur Gökbulut will share Natural Protection a large cob-web installation (originally planned in LJMU John Foster Gardens)Instagram: nur.gokbulut.official Facebook
>>> Katumba Drumming & Movement will be launching Tune In With Katumba a new digital project, inviting the public into the creative process of performance, composition, drumming, movement & visual arts through upcycling household items. Plus a combination of pre-recorded past performances of their 100+ community band & live streaming details on how you can get involved! There will also be a Q&A with Katumba’s founders and Music & Movement Directors Ritchie Tunstall and Juliana Landim.
Facebook: @katumbadrumming / Instagram: @katumbadrumming | YouTube: Katumba
>>> Footloose Community Arts present Earth Our Home – reflections in poetry, music and soundscapes on the earth and the beings it is home to, celebrating the countless forms of life with which we share our planet.
>>> dot-art present an Instagram exhibition of dot-art Member’s work on the theme of ‘Home’ as well as a special live painting demonstration by dot-art Member artist Jacob Gourley on Instagram at 18:05 and a taster session for our online creative course Lino Cut on Facebook at 19:05.
* 18:05 Painting Demo by Jacob Gourley on Instagram: @dotartliverpool
* 19:05 Lino Cut taster session on Facebook: @dotart
>>> Liverpool Scriptshop present a video of poetry and short monologues by their writers on the theme of Home.
Facebook: Dingle Community Theatre
>>> Another of our ‘veteran’ LightNight photographers, Pete Carr, will share his favourite highlight photographs from past LightNight festivals throughout the day and night.
>>> Filmmaker Daniel Draper shares his short film View from a Toxteth Window. Filmed over the course of a year, filmmaker Daniel Draper provides a series of observational snapshots from his living room in this meditative short film. The universal themes of community, nature and the seasons are reflected upon from this singular point-of-view; a third floor Toxteth window.
>>> Despite the Monkey were originally commissioned to present Home Birds, a digital spectacle which would have seen its debut at Playhouse Theatre on LightNight. Instead, the team will offer an online element of the project where you can create your own Liverbird avatar.
Facebook: @despitethemonkey / Twitter: despite_monkey
>>> Merseyside Transport Trust will be sharing photos of their fleet of vintage buses – to remind us all of happy times following the LightNight bus loop!
Facebook: Merseyside Transport Trust
>>> A Lovely Word in Association with Everyman & Playhouse are excited to bring you WRITE ABOUT HOME this #LightNightAtHome. Open to everyone. From 17:30Enjoy micro poetry writing sessions for you to pen a stanza or two, which could be shared with us online or kept for yourself. The zoom link will be shared here soon, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm a session slot (include what time you’d like to join!).
Facebook event page / Facebook: alovelyword
>>> Artist Ronan Devlin presents the Phosphenes Print Series. In response to the period of introspection created by Covid-19 global pandemic, this series is drawn from the light patterns we experience when our eyes are closed. This phenomenon can occur through absence of light, altered states of consciousness or stimulation to the retina or visual cortex.
Twitter: @Ronandevlin / www.ronandevlin.com/store/phosphenes
>>> Join Tate Liverpool for two bedtime stories with a difference! At 18:00 and 19:00 we’ll be going live on our Facebook page with storyteller Gav Cross:
*18:00 The Breakfast Walk on Facebook — Hear a revamped version of the classic fairy tale, Goldilocks and the three bears. Except this time, we’ll be hearing from Daddy Bear! Gav is live so there will be plenty of opportunity to join in with the story in real time! Suitable for ages 4+ Running time approx 30 mins
*19:00 Ghost on Facebook — What happens if you fall asleep and wake up 100 years later? Tune in for a reimagined version of the classic fairy tale sleeping beauty. Expect fun and intrigue and lots of opportunity to take part in the story! Suitable for ages 8+ Running time approx 30 mins
>>> #LightNightatHome After Party – Livestream DJ set of belter tunes, weird noises, dancing gems and proper heavy salad. Live from the Constellations main room with a specially quarantined light show from Lumen Productions , with support from Studio Care
>>> Liverpool Show Choir will share a selection of showstoppers recorded at various Liverpool venues, including the Palm House and Bombed out Church.
>>> Take a virtual tour, curate your own exhibition from home and check out the fantastic collections of National Museums Liverpool this #LightNightatHome. Follow the Walker Art Gallery, Museum of Liverpool, World Museum, the Merseyside Maritime Museum and the International Slavery Museum on social.
Walker Art Gallery: Facebook: Walker Art Gallery / Twitter: @walkergallery / Instagram: @walkerartgallery
Museum of Liverpool: Facebook: Museum of Liverpool / Twitter: MuseumLiverpool / Instagram: @museumofliverpool
World Museum: Facebook: World Museum / Twitter: @World_Museum / Instagram: @worldmuseum_
Merseyside Maritime Museum: Facebook: Merseyside Maritime Museum / Twitter: @MaritimeMuseum
International Slavery Museum: Facebook: International Slavery Museum / Twitter: @SlaveryMuseum / Instagram: @internationalslaverymuseum
>>> Liverpool Cathedral have put together a virtual Processional Evensong (live at 18:30) for #LightNightatHome To make your heart soar, hear Liverpool Cathedral Choir sing the ‘Magnificat’ and listen to a clip of our Organist Titulaire, Professor Dr. Ian Tracey, perform ‘Overture to the Occasional Oratorio’ on the grand organ of Liverpool Cathedral at 19:15.
Facebook: Liverpool Cathedral / Twitter: @LivCathedral / Instagram: @LivCathedral
>>> Luma Creations presents the LUMA TRIO bringing a live acoustic set of Latin American songs that represent home and how music and culture can transend the distance between oceans and take us back home and how we can make our own home come alive through music and songs passed down by our parents and elders.
Facebook: Event page LUMA Creations / @lumacreations
And much more! Follow #LightNightatHome to enjoy events from across Merseyside artists and arts organisations.