Wander and wonder on a Friday night.

LightNight
Free Guide
Wander
and
wonder
on a Friday
night.
LightNight
Liverpool
2015
15 May 4pm
—
late
Liverpool’s
one-night
arts & culture
festival
A
Welcome
to LightNight
LightNight principal sponsor
#lightnight
In 1825 a small institution was founded
that was to revolutionise education in
Liverpool and provide opportunities for
the working people of the city.
The Liverpool Mechanics School of Art was founded by men of power and influence who
recognised the transformative effects of education and the impact that learning and
aspiration could have on individuals, on communities and on society.
This small, pioneering movement laid the foundations for Liverpool John Moores
University, an institution that has grown and flourished to become one of the UK’s
leading civic universities. Embedded within the city but with global ambitions, we are
proud to be the partner for LightNight 2015.
LightNight is
produced by
Open Culture
[email protected]
0151 478 4550
www.
lightnightliverpool.
co.uk
Thank you
LightNight takes
place thanks to the
energy of hundreds
of individuals
and organisations
and the support
of our sponsors
and funders.
LightNight is part
of Museums at Night,
the national festival
of arts & culture.
Our theme for 2015 is Looking to the New
World, marking the start of One Magnificent
City – a seven week series of major events
this summer continuing with Three Queens
on 24-26 May and culminating on 4 July
with Transatlantic 175.
LOOK/15 Liverpool International Photography
Festival also launches on LightNight and runs
until 31 June.
Text: 07479 561 885
Telephone: 0151 478 4550
Email: [email protected]
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Use this guide to follow your own trail of
exciting events as the city centre comes to
life with street performance, light projections,
exhibitions, walks, talks and hands-on
activities for all ages.
We welcome deaf and disabled people
to LightNight. If you are interested in joining
a tour with British Sign language interpretation,
Audio Description or have any other questions
about meeting your access requirements
please get in touch.
We encourage our staff and students to work beyond their usual academic environments
and so tonight you will find our students helping out all over the city, our buildings will
signpost your way around the attractions, our staff will be demonstrating their research
work and even some of our rare archives will be on display with one of our key cultural
partners at the Everyman.
If you are interested in finding out more about the University,
check out our website: www.ljmu.ac.uk
On Friday 15 May 2015 you’re invited to explore
Liverpool with your friends and family as our
world-class galleries, museums and cultural
spaces stay open late for a free showcase
of the city’s arts and culture.
Produced by:
Principal Sponsor:
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01
Index
Streets
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City Centre
Waterfront
Baltic Triangle Ropewalks
& Chinatown Hope Street
Quarter St George’s
Quarter p.05
p.10
p.12
Walks & Tours
p.26
Dates for your Diary
Map
At a Glance
p.28
p.30
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p.23
Key:
Family Friendly
Free Events
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Information in this programme
is correct at time of going to print, but
details can change so please check
with the venue to avoid disappointment.
This Year
Streets
LightNight Hub
How May I Direct Your Call?
LJMU Rodney House,
Mount Pleasant, L3
lightnightliverpool.co.uk
16.00—22.30
LJMU and LightNight open up
a new festival hub; drop in to
pick up your free festival guide,
get recommendations and buy
the essential 2015 tote bag and
badges before they sell out!
LightNight Heritage Bus
18.00—22.20
The Merseyside Transport Trust is
providing a free heritage circular
bus service using classic Liverpool
buses running every 10 minutes
18.00—22.20. The route serves
Pier Head, Jamaica Street, the
Cathedrals and William Brown
Street, please see the map p.30
for full details. Whilst this is a free
service, donations are very much
appreciated. (Please note that
due to their classic design, vehicles
are not low floor or wheelchair
accessible.) mttrust.co.uk
Rodney Street (corner with Mount
Pleasant), Mount Pleasant (opposite
Everyman Theatre), Lime St (outside
the Head of Steam), Liverpool Town
Hall (Exchange Street West), Anglican
Cathedral (in the Whispering Arch)
17.00—20.00
Join designer Sir Giles Gilbert Scott
in a twilight journey across Liverpool
with an ensemble of actors and a
jaunt through the ages, as we explore
our country’s love affair with the
red telephone box. Download your
map from paperworktheatre.co.uk
or collect one on the night from
16.45 at The Hub or Anglican
Cathedral.
Bellissimo Disney Choir
Church Street, outside
Marks & Spencer
17.00—17.30
The Bellissimo Disney Choir perform
songs from Pocahontas and Aladdin.
bellissimoliverpool.co.uk
Physical Fest presents:
Eggmen & Boom Boom’s
Waggle Dance
Tate Liverpool, Mermaid Courtyard
18.30
Ropewalks Square, Bold Street
19.30
William Brown Street
20.30
Waggle Dance is a swarm of super
friendly giant bees searching for
a new home, exploring the public’s
relationship with nature & the
environment through physical
theatre, clowning, improvisation
and live music. physicalfest.com
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Streets
Samba Showcase
Exchange Flags
19.30—20.00
St Peter’s Square
21.00—22.00
Liverpool Samba School celebrate 20
years of performances with outdoor
showcases for audiences of all ages.
brazilicafestival.com
Earth, Sound & Fire
Wellington’s Column,
outside Walker Art Gallery
22.00—22.30
After 10 years rocking the city, the
people who brought you Batala
Liverpool are reforming into
Liverpool’s largest, loudest, most
vibrant drum ensemble, launching
on LightNight joined by BrazUKa,
fire artists from Bring The Fire
Project & Capoeira For All CIC
acrobats. Beats, kicks, flips and
fire spits: a performance you
won’t forget!
Erica Scourti
Ropewalks Square
22.00 – 00.00
Large-scale projection activated
by a live performance from the
artist. See page 16 for details.
AquaDucked’s
Liverpool Duck Trail
Various locations
20 larger than life ducks let loose
across the city in aid of Macmillan
Cancer Support. Each duck is
themed around an achievement
in Liverpool’s history. See
aquaducked.co.uk
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City Centre
Open Culture Commission:
Hex// Light DiVision
Liverpool Anglican
Cathedral Plateau
20.35
University Square
(Opposite Victoria Gallery & Museum)
21.20
Pier Head
22.20
William Brown Street
23.20
The Harlequin Dynamites and
collaborators that brought Sound
Battle to LightNight 2014 explore
Looking to the New World in this
live hypnotic science fiction ritual.
Through a mesmerising display
of light, music and movement, the
Dyad ManMachines will channel
their polarised visions of the
future to seek harmony between
technology and nature.
Visualising [the] Unseen
LJMU John Lennon Art
and Design Building
(Outdoors) Duckinfield Street, L3 5RD
ljmu.ac.uk
10 minute light projections at
21.30, 22.00, 22.30 & 23.00
MAPOUT’s production looks to spark
your imagination and influence
your perception of architecture
through sound and projected
light. Their tribute to the visionary
works of Britain’s Archigram group
aims to evoke the imagination and
brilliant inventiveness that spurred
their neo-futuristic dreams of new
urban realities.
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8WS
8 Water St, L2 8TD
8wscreativespaces.com
0151 236 9316
Exchange
16.00—23.00
Combining work from college, first
and second year degree students,
this is the first student group show
held as part of LOOK/15. Visitors
can also view work by the Texas
Photographic Society. Entrance
on Rumford St.
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The Bluecoat
School Lane, L1 3BX
thebluecoat.org.uk
0151 702 5324
The Bluecoat opens 17.00—22.00
with a series of exhibitions as part
of LOOK/15. Enjoy live musical
performances through the night
in the garden including 20 Stories
High and a Big Band. Upstairs enjoy
New World refreshments and DJ-ing.
Visitors are invited to join exhibition
tours throughout the evening
alongside print and digital
workshops behind the scenes.
Xavier Ribas: Nitrate
17.00—22.00
First major UK solo exhibition
by Barcelona-born photographer
Xavier Ribas. This extensive
collection of photographic and
moving image works made from
2009-14 charts the history of nitrate
extraction in the Chilean Atacama
Desert. Part of LOOK/15.
Tricia Porter: Liverpool
Photographs 1972-74
17.00—22.00
Black and white photographs by
Tricia Porter paint a vivid picture of
everyday life in Toxteth/Liverpool 8
and the surrounding area at a time
when it was undergoing significant
development and the break up of
its tight knit communities. Part of
LOOK/15.
Tabitha Jussa: Memorandum
of Understanding
17.00—22.00
2014 Liverpool Art Prize winner
Tabitha Jussa contrasts Liverpool’s
skylines with the burgeoning
dockside developments of its twin
city, Shanghai. Part of LOOK/15.
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Bluecoat
Display Centre
College Lane entrance, L1 3BZ
bluecoatdisplaycentre.com
0151 709 4014
Mersey Maritime
17.30—19.30
An exhibition curated to celebrate
the arrival in Liverpool of Cunard’s
Three Queens. Attend a private view
of the exhibition with live acoustic
music by Mark Byrne and free
refreshments in Liverpool’s premier
contemporary craft gallery.
Nearby: Bellissimo Disney Choir
perform on Church Street at 17.00
see page 3.
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City Centre
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Carlisle Buildings
67-69 Victoria St, L1 6DE
Beyond the New World
Road Studios, 3rd Floor.
17.30—23.00
Exhibition and open studios
showcasing the artists from Road
Studios, envisioned for one night
only with work by Robert Flynn,
Tony Knox, Graham Polaroid,
Helios Bernal Alcantarilla, Adele
Spiers, Ian Deegan, Haitham Salem
and more. roadstudios.co.uk.
Access via stairs only.
City Centre
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The Futurist
Studio 7 on 7th Floor
16.00—21.00
Tony Mallon:
If Only it Could Speak
A series of large canvases that,
through reference to the history of
art and cinema, deal with isolation,
separation love, loss and mortality.
61-71 Lime St, L1 1JQ
24hrs a day
Public realm exhibition of Tony
Mallon’s project concerning
homelessness. The images shown
here depict how Britain provides
care for the homeless from a range
of shelter providers in Merseyside.
Part of LOOK/15.
07
Renewed Realm
Collage Collectables & Fine Art
Ground Floor & Basement
16.00—23.00
The opening night of a new
exhibition of work by artists
based at the Carlisle Building
(stair access only to basement).
With refreshments and
live music.
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Domino Gallery
11 Upper Newington, L1 1SR
07775 605 326
Susan Butterworth and
Paul Roberts: Held
17.00—21.00
In this collaborative exhibiton, items
passed down from mothers and
grandmothers are immersed in the
Pennine landscape; as objects and
contexts clash, memories become
confused, meanings change course.
Join the artist Susan Butterworth for
tours from 19.00. Part of LOOK/15.
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Paul Mellor: Not Dark Yet
Gostins Building will be open
late with open studios, exhibitions,
creative business, hands on
workshops, café and more:
Open Studios
6th Floor
16.00—21.00
Artists Kristel Pillkahn and Sophie
Green open their studios to visitors
for refreshments, conversation and to
view the ongoing exhibition by all the
Gostins Building’s resident artists.
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Liverpool ONE
liverpool-one.com
0151 232 3100
The Crossing
Liver Sketching Club
Open Night & Exhibition
South John Street, L1 8JQ
16.00—20.00
Visit the studio of England’s oldest
art club and join in by drawing
a live model. Whilst you’re there
see the exhibition of work by club
members in the Corridor Gallery.
liversketchingclub.com
An installation will surround
visitors with the sounds that capture
the special relationship between
Liverpool and New York. Celebrating
the 175th Anniversary of the first
Cunard transatlantic sailing,
The Crossing will use 3D sound
techniques developed by Heaven
17’s Martyn Ware.
KAOS Open Studios
Women and the City
7th Floor
16.00—21.00
3rd Floor
16.00—21.00
Fun workshops and creative
activities for children and their grown
ups, including cool activities and
crafts, musical theatre masterclasses,
interactive games, competitions
and funky party dances. Plus Beat
Petites– music, rhymes, stories and
action songs for under 5s.
Liverpool Quaker
Meeting House
22 School Lane, L1 3BT
liverpoolquakers.org.uk
0151 709 6957
Pom-Pom Project
Gostins Building
32-36 Hanover St, L1 4LN
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18.00—20.30
This workshop gives everyone the
chance to pause, allowing the mind
to relax and giving people the mental
space to connect with their thoughts
and ideas. Pom-poms produced at
the workshop will be added to an
installation, made in conjunction
with MIND and St Helens College,
at the venue.
An Evening of Art &
Peace Building
19.00—20.30
The World is my Country – a
Celebration of the People and
Movements that Opposed the
First World War. Emily Johns (Editor
of Peace News) speaks alongside
an exhibition of stunning posters.
Thomas Steers Way
16.00—00.00
Women and the City is a public
exhibition of contributions made to
an open call, made in conjunction
with Liverpool City Council and
Liverpool ONE. It is a celebration
of all that is female: of mothers and
daughters, workers and inspirers.
Part of LOOK/15.
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City Centre
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Liverpool Small
Cinema & The
Atrium Gallery
57-59 Victoria Street, L1 6DD
asmallcinema.co.uk
07871 570 576
Short Film Screening –
One Minute Vol. 8
16.00—23.00
Liverpool Small Cinema presents
a special rolling screening of
super-short short-film. One Minute
Vol. 8 is the latest in a series of
programmes compiled/curated
by artist filmmaker Kerry Baldry.
Each film lasts no longer than
60 seconds, visitors can drop
in and out and see the new
cinema space.
Myths & Legends
The Atrium Gallery
16.00—23.00
A showcase of work by 40 artists
alongside an installation of actors
recreating an Ancient Greek and
Roman table of goddesses with
spoken myths and legends. This new
coffee bar, shop and gallery invites
you to a night of creativity with
workshop activities. Donations for
artists welcomed.
City Centre
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Liverpool Town Hall
High St, L2 3SW
mdi.org.uk
0151 233 3020
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Rococo
61 Lord St, L2 6PB
rococoliverpool.com
0151 227 4822
MDI Big Dance Night
Alice in Rococo
MDI once again lead Liverpool in this
year’s Big Dance pledge! Learn a fun
and simple dance to perform in the
beautiful surroundings of the Town
Hall and Exchange Flags and dance
the night away. With workshops and
performances to enjoy from a range
of dance organisations there is
something for everyone!
Join Altru Children’s Theatre for a
pop up tea party at Rococo; sample
delicious treats from the specially
themed menu, while meeting
characters from Lewis Carroll’s Alice
in Wonderland. 10% of all takings
go to Altru Arts CIC to allow them
to continue their work with young
people. Access via stairs only.
16.30—22.00
16.30—17.30
Youth groups, schools and
universities inc. Chaos,
Formby High School and LJMU
17.30—18.15
Jazz demo, workshop and
performance by Liverpool
Theatre School.
18.30—19.15
Big Dance Experience! with MDI.
Meet in Exchange Flags, weather
permitting. All levels welcome
19.30—20.00
Samba Showcase in
Exchange Flags see page 4.
20.00—21.30
Performances by Riddim and Roots,
Growing Older Disgracefully,
Alandus Flamenco, LJMU and LIPA
17.30—19.00
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St John’s Beacon
1 Houghton Street, L1 1RL
radiocityevents.com
0151 472 6828
St John’s Beacon
Viewing Gallery
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St Luke’s Church
(Bombed Out Church)
Leece St, L1 2TR
bombedoutchurch.com
0151 709 7562
John McDonald:
Madonna Portraits
16.00—18.00
At first glance these images
seem simple and straightforward.
They represent a group of women;
all linked by friendships and
motherhood. Access via stairs
only. Part of LOOK/15.
KYC Sound & Light
19.00—00.00
Liverpool’s Bombed Out Church
and Know Your Culture collaborate
to curate an event showcasing
some of the city’s most talented
bands and artists. Plus mesmerising
lighting and projections. Access
via stairs only. Ticketed.
19.45—22.30
View the heritage skyline of Liverpool
450ft above the heart of the city
centre. Special LightNight tickets
£3/£2 includes free panoramic tour
leaflet. Last entrance 22.00.
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View Two Gallery
23 Mathew St, L2 6RE
viewtwogallery.co.uk
0151 236 9444
Acoustic at The View Two
16.00—22.00
An oasis of culture above the
melee of the most famous music
street in the world. View works of
art in a peaceful gallery and bar,
and from 18.00 listen to the sounds
of acoustic music featuring guest
artists hosted by The Southbound
Attic Band and Three Minute Hero.
Access by stairs only.
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Waterfront
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Cunard Building
Pier Head, Water St, L3 1ES
cultureliverpool.co.uk/onemagnificent-city
0151 233 0196
Time Liners
16.00—22.00
Be transported to the golden
age of travel as Cunard Building’s
atmospheric ticket office is
transformed by an immersive
installation by Make Space Create.
Sit at the Captain’s table and listen
to stories from those who worked
on the liners, experiencing the
festivity, the hope of departure
and the excitement about the
adventures ahead.
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Merseyside
Maritime Museum
Albert Dock, L3 4AQ
liverpoolmuseums.org.uk
0151 478 4499
Lusitania:
Life, Loss, Legacy
16.00—22.00
Join us for a night of music, dance,
poetry and art exploring this major
new exhibition commemorating
the sinking of the passenger ship
Lusitania during the First World
War on 7 May 1915.
Waterfront
Mermaids in their Element
18.00—19.00
Mysterious, alluring, and often
deadly, mermaids have captured
the imagination of writers and
artists since the dawn of civilisation.
Join Professor Sarah Peverley
and Liverpool University Players
for a series of nautical-inspired
readings and images that illustrate
the different ways in which the
sea and its beguiling maidens
have been portrayed in literature
and art.
Shanties on the Brocklebank
In Albert Dock behind the Museum
17.00-20.00
A performance of traditional sea
shanties by the Liverpool Shanty
Kings.
See page 27 for Old Dock Tours.
Light Packets
Lantern Making Workshop
16.00—19.00
Lantern Launch &
Canal Installation
21.00—23.00
A lantern workshop for all ages
and after-dark installation by Urban
Canvas & Open Culture inspired by
the cargo packet ships that travelled
between Liverpool & the New World.
Packet boats used to carry mail and
each lantern will contain a hand
written message and be symbolically
launched onto the canal basin to
create a beautiful and colourful
floating light installation.
Liverpool Suzuki
Violin Group
18.00—19.00
A performance from music students
aged 3-17 who learn through
the method of Japanese teacher,
Shin’ichi Suzuki.
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Open Eye Gallery
Faux Queens
Open 1
A velvet dynamite disc-jockey-duo;
role models for every Space Amazon;
high-energy beams of light trace a
crowd mesmerised by the beauty
and power of each record and sound
spun to life by the Faux Queens;
celebrate equality, respect and
freedom as the sun goes down.
19 Mann Island, L3 1BP
openeye.org.uk
0151 236 6768
16.00—22.00
Open 1 presents photography that
narrates individual stories and
addresses issues of collective
relevance. Each series has a personal
dimension (more introvert, suffered
and lyrical) and a public-facing one
(socially & politically engaged and
more militant). Including work by
Billy Macrae, Deborah Kelly, Helen
Marshall, Louis Quail, Richard Ross
and Sonal Kantaria
20.00—22.00
Nearby: Hex// LightDivision at
Pier Head 22.20 see page 4.
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Tate Liverpool
Albert Dock, Waterfront, L3 4BB
tate.org.uk/liverpool
0151 709 7400
Enjoy two floors of art, plus shop
and cafe open late with family
friendly offers 16.00—22.00.
The Soup Course
16.00—20.00
The Soup Collective have hidden
their artworks around the gallery,
in unexpected places. Take a
map and follow in their footsteps –
prizes to be won if you find all
the artworks!
Paper and Scissors
with Miniclick
16.00—21.00
Create your very own collage
inspired by György Kepes in this
workshop for the whole family.
Leonora Carrington
and Cathy Wilkes
16.00—20.00
Discover the fantastical creations
of the surrealist painter Leonora
Carrington exhibited alongside
work by Turner Prize nominated
artist Cathy Wilkes. Ticketed £8/£6.
LOOK/15: Exchange Launch
20.00—22.00
With LOOK/15 International
Photography Festival launching with
exhibition previews across the city on
LightNight, this launch event offers an
audio-visual night of images, sound
installations and DJing presented by
international artist Anna Fox.
Nearby: Waggle Dance in Mermaid
Courtyard at 18.30 see page 3.
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Baltic Triangle
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Baltic Creative
49 Jamaica St, L1 0AH
baltic-creative.com
0151 708 2840
LightNight at Baltic Creative
16.00—23.00
Liverpool’s vibrant creative and
digital hub in the heart of the
Baltic Triangle opens its doors with
activities, exhibitions, guided tours
and live music, with Unit 51 café
open late.
New World Skylines
16.00—23.00
The New York skyline has changed
dramatically over the years and
continues to evolve. Join As Creatives
to build your own New York skyline
using cardboard, foam shapes,
lolly sticks and crayons.
Looking to the New World
16.00—23.00
This exhibition curated by The
Lemon Collective brings together
artists who have experienced
migration first hand and others
who are responding to the process
of leaving behind one’s homeland
to start a new life overseas.
Open Studio & Tea Leaf
Reading at Alison Appleton
16.00—21.00
Learn the future and enjoy a
delicious cup of tea, or say hello
to Alison and the team at their open
studios. Location: 46B Jamaica Street.
alisonappleton.com
See page 26 for the Secret Baltic
Triangle Walking Tours.
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Baltic Triangle
21
The Button Boutique
3 Brick Street, L1 0BL
bobsbuttonboutique.com
0151 792 3098
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Constellations
35-39 Greenland Street, L1 0BY
constellations-liv.com
0151 345 6302
Mini Flower &
Pom-Pom Mobiles
Michael James
O’Brien’s Girlfriend
Learn to create your own pom poms,
paper flowers and hanging mobile,
all in the surrounds of a cosy studio
complete with a disco ball and
Beyoncé the goldfish.
Girlfriend is a 30+ year project,
during which time Michael James
O’Brien has photographed hundreds
of people. His stunning images are
theatrical, amusing, sensual and
menacing in equal measure. Part
of LOOK/15.
17.00—23.00
16.00—02.00
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Camp and Furnace
67 Greenland Street, L1 0BY
campandfurnace.com
0151 708 2890
Life Through The
Lens Of Another
16.00—23.00
Abdullah Badwi’s moving and
sensitive portraits show a hidden
side to the people of Liverpool:
many of those he turns his camera
to are those society ignores or
misunderstands. His work shows
a real trust and mutual respect
between photographer and subject.
This previously unseen collection
dates back to the 1980s. Location:
Upstairs, access via stairs only.
Part of LOOK/15.
LightNight Food Slam
16.00—02.00
The popular Food Slam returns with
a New World twist. Part night market,
part nightclub, this large-scale event
is about quality street food and drink
with live DJs.
Cross Dress 35mm
Portrait and Print
Developing Workshop
16.00—20.00
Presented by GLORYBOX Photography,
Eclipse Dark Room & Hobo Bazaar.
Come along, cross dress, get snapped
and develop your new world family
portrait yourself. Booking via venue
advised, otherwise first come first
served. Donations appreciated.
Part of LOOK/15.
Machine part I
16.00—20.30
Create your own art in this fun and
family friendly printing workshop.
A collaborative project between
The Paper Moon, Fünf Studio and
The 88, mixing classical and
geometric pattern design to create
screen printed wallpaper – all with
an acoustic soundtrack.
Disco Glitter Love:
Return of the 3 Queens
21.00—02.00
LOOK/15 after show. An exuberant
evening of entertainment and
dancing until late with LA producer
and artist Baron Von Luxxury and
London based duo House of Disco.
Donations on the door.
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Elevator Studios
25-27 Parliament St, L8 5RN
Exquisite Cadaver
Arena Studios & Gallery
1st Floor
16.00—21.00
A fun participatory event for
all where you can pay homage
to the Surrealists with traditional
parlour game Exquisite Cadaver
(AKA Exquisite Corpse or Picture
Consequences). Plus a huge
Exquisite Cadaver mural.
arenastudiosandgallery.com
Knack 90
The Baltic Social
Ground Floor
16.00—23.00
Knack 90 is an exhibition giving
local creatives the opportunity
to display and sell work.
ninetysquared.com
Mood Blanket
Second Floor
18.00—20.00
Workshop participants will be
able to add to a ‘mood blanket’
using batik, an expressive technique
involving wax and dyed cloth.
mowll.org.uk.
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Baltic Triangle
25
Fruit + Fibres
Canteen & Workshop
67-83 Norfolk Street, L1 0BG
07453 325 292
Leaded LightNight
16.00—23.00
Visitors of all ages can learn how
to cut glass and contribute to a
mosaic of Liverpool’s iconic skyline
under the direction of Ruth Cave,
glass artist. Sample unique LiverBird
Scouse at the canteen.
Junk Treasure Hunt
18.00—20.00
Three devastated ladies from AR-TEA
Collective enlist help to find the
pieces of their broken hearts that
have been scattered across the city.
Join a warped theatrical treasure
hunt for the objects that document
love, lost and longed for.
Book your free place by emailing
[email protected]
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Fünf Studio
2nd Floor, 63 Blundell St, L1 0AJ
cargocollective.com/wearefunf
07543 865 880
Open Studio &
Machine part II
Ropewalks & Chinatown
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The Gallery Liverpool
41 Stanhope St, L8 5RE
thegalleryliverpool.co.uk
0151 709 2442
Sheila Rock’s
Tough and Tender
19.00—22.00
The UK debut of Sheila Rock’s
Tough and Tender exhibition with
introductory speech from friend
and punk musician Gary Matlock
(Sex Pistols and The Philistines).
Access via stairs only.
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Nordic Church
and Cultural Centre
138 Park Lane, L1 8HG
nordicliverpool.co.uk
0151 709 7763
LightNight Garden Party
18.30—22.00
A unique evening garden party
(weather pending, otherwise indoors)
led by the Showstoppers Band and
guests performing music and songs
from stage, screen and TV for all the
family. Refreshments on sale to help
with church fundraising. Entrance
via rear gate.
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104 Duke St Studio
104 Duke St, L1 5AG
07595 630 787
Open Studio
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The Brink Café 15-21 Parr St L1 4JN
thebrinkliverpool.com
0151 703 0582
16.00—23.00
Loveart UK
104 Duke St is opening its doors for
its first open studio and the premiere
of the new exhibition space. The
exhibition features works from
resident artists Cherie Grist, Colette
Lilley, Laura O’Reilly, Jessica
Arrowsmith Stanley, Karen O’Brien,
Nicola Hand and Paul Romano.
Light projected artworks from
Loveart UK. Using 35mm film and
selected projection tools, The Brink
presents artwork from Jay Wheeler
on the walls and floors of the
courtyard area. Supported by
work from Emma Worth.
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The Black-E
Great George St, L1 5EW
theblack-e.co.uk
0151 709 5109
The Black-E Open Night
16.00—23.00
Last chance to see Judy Chicago’s
Song of Songs exhibition, coupled
with a collection of games-based
works, and a workshop for all ages
based on the colour yellow. The
Black-E Kaffe will be open serving
fresh coffee and snacks.
16.00—23.00 (Projections from 21.15)
Acting Up
18.30—19.00 & 20.30—21.00
Acting Up is a creative group of
disabled young people aged 12-25
who meet weekly to work together
exploring different aspects of the
arts. This short performance uses
drama, shadow puppetry and
Makaton to explore the theme of
Looking to the New World.
Nearby: Samba Showcase at
St Peter’s Square 21.00 see page 4.
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The Cow&Co Café
15 Cleveland Square, L1 5BE
cowandcocafe.com
0844 858 1581
16.00—21.00
The 100/100 Beer Project
The other half of the Machine
workshop at Constellations. Everyone
is welcome to create screen printed
wallpaper on a massive scale.
Also see an exhibition of work
by Fünf Studio artists. Access
via stairs only.
Join Cow&Co as they exhibit
beautifully designed beer labels
from 100 different artists curated by
SB Studio and serve up coffee-based
cocktails, craft beer and live acoustic
jazz sounds from Alan Jeff.
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16.00—22.00
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Ropewalks & Chinatown
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FACT
88 Wood St, L1 4DQ
fact.co.uk
0151 707 4444
Group Therapy: Mental
Distress in a Digital Age
16.00—00.00
Originating from FACT’s extensive
work within mental health and
wellbeing, the exhibition explores
the complex relationship between
technology, society, and mental
health. In the innovative installation
Madlove, visitors will have the chance
to participate in tai chi and hula
hooping classes throughout the
evening. Participants from young
people’s programme Freehand
will also lead tours of the exhibition
between 19.00—21.00.
Tickle the Ivories
19.00 – 20.00
Two screenings in The Box of
this new documentary by Glenn
Hanstock focusing on the street
piano busking festival of the same
name, which takes place in Liverpool
One, organised by Open Culture.
New commission:
Erica Scourti
Ropewalks Square
22.00 – 00.00
Erica Scourti will present a new
commission exploring ideas of
memory and erasure in relation to
technology and our mental health.
This large-scale projection will be
activated by a live performance
by the artist from 22.30 – 23.00.
Nearby: Waggle Dance in Ropewalks
Square at 19.30 see page 3.
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Maggie May’s
90 Bold St, L1 4HY
maggiemaysoriginalscouse.co.uk
0151 709 7600
Love on the Liners
18.30—21.00
A transatlantic musical based on the
Tales of The Mersey Moggies heard
on BBC Radio Merseyside. Music from
Brian McCann, Eithne Brown, Frankie
Connor and Steve Macfarlane, tales
and verse from Cathy Roberts, Peter
Grant and Frankie Carlyle.
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News from Nowhere
96 Bold Street, L1 4HY
newsfromnowhere.org.uk
0151 708 7270
Looking to the Indigenous
New World
17.00—21.00
A night celebrating the indigenous
peoples of the Americas, highlighting
Zapatista uprisings in Mexico, lives of
Guatemalan women and Liverpool’s
MesoAmerican Solidarity Action (MASA)
present visuals and fun activities.
With book displays, politics and
revolutionary refreshments.
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Nook & Cranny
28 Bold St, L1 4DS
nookandcrannyshop.co.uk
0151 703 0053
Paper Flower Workshop
16.00—21.00
Drop in for a crafty evening at The
Nook to make some unique paper
decorations for your home or to
brighten up your workspace.
Hope Street Quarter
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Anglican Cathedral
St James Mount, L1 7AZ
liverpoolcathedral.org.uk
0151 709 6271
A night full of performance, art and
light installations plus BBQ on the
Welsford Porch and Tower Tours until
22.00 for great views across the river,
city and beyond (Tower ticketed
£5.50/4.50/ family £15).
Performance programme:
Kaleidoscopic
Disturbance 175
21.30—23.30
An engaging light projection from
artist Andy McKeown 175 feet up
under the Tower Vault. Watch
fragments of cathedral stained
glass forming and reforming live,
in endless hypnotic motion,
accompanied by the beautiful
sounds of live chamber choirs
and organ. Audiences are invited
to bring a mat or cushion to view
the piece lying on the floor.
17.30—18.00 Choral Evensong
Enjoy the sublime sounds of
Choral Evensong done in
processional style.
Creating Our World
In Chapter House
& Lady Chapel
18.00—18.30 The Grand Organ
Prof Ian Tracey, Organist of
Liverpool demonstrates some of the
amazing 10,268 pipes of the largest
organ in the country then treats
you to a short recital.
Reflective light and sound installations
by Ellen Loudon. These beautiful
prayerful spaces will be filled with
stories of creation and creativity.
Ambient sounds, projected images
and an audio-track of the spoken
word will settle the soul and inspire
the mind.
18.30—19.30 Movema
See a short Bollywood-style
performance from Movema’s
amazing community performers and
then join in a fun and exciting dance
workshop with professional Bollywood
film dancers. Suitable for all ages and
abilities. Fancy dress encouraged.
movema.co.uk
19.30—20.30 Mersey Swing
(19.30 Lindy Hop, 19.50 Charleston,
20.10 Lindy Hop) Come and learn
some vintage moves in this big
dance workshop from Mersey Swing.
merseyswing.com
20.35 Hex// Light DiVision
(see page 4).
20.50 Salvation Army Band
A performance outside on
the plateau
18.00—23.00
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92 Degrees Coffee
24 Hardman St, L1 9AX
drawandcode.com
0151 329 0900
Light Roast
18.00—23.00
Draw & Code bring art and
technology together to create
beautiful experiences; for LightNight
they will be illuminating 92 Degrees
Coffee using immersive technology
such as augmented reality and
projection mapping. Plus workshops
from Draw the Line and Midnight
Polygon, who will be putting art
into the hands of visitors.
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Hope Street Quarter
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Blackburne House
Blackburne Place, L8 7PE
blackburnehouse.co.uk
0151 709 4356
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Everyman Theatre
5-11 Hope St, L1 9BH
everymanplayhouse.com
0151 709 4776
Hope Street Quarter
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LIPA
Mount St, L1 9HF
lipa.ac.uk
0151 330 3000
Open House
Life on the Ocean Wave
Follow the Moths
Blackburne House, celebrating the
accolade of Freedom of the City,
host an evening of tours around their
Grade 2-listed building along with
live music, a night market, hot food
from their award-winning café bar
and plenty of Liverpool Real Organic
Ale. Theatrical performances from
Glitch Theatre in Elinor Rathbone
Suite at 17.30 & 18.30 plus Rebecca
Feeley exhibition Art is Life.
The Everyman & LJMU celebrate
the city’s links with the docks and
the sea. The ‘top deck’ theatre bar –
with the balcony open – hosts drinks
and high class cocktails, highlighting
the glamour and elegance of travel
on board with an exhibition, music
and deck games! The auditorium
has a maritime installation of light
and sound, while Ev2 has a live
soundtrack performed to images
and footage of Liverpool’s docks.
Follow the moths around LIPA’s
gardens and discover hidden paths,
giant cocoons and stunning light
shows showcasing the work of
Theatre and Performance & Design
and Technology students. Stunning
5min light shows every 15mins from
21.00—22.15.
17.00—23.00
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Cuthberts
103 Mount Pleasant, L3 5TB
cuthbertsbakehouse.co.uk
0151 709 9912
Alfresco Verse & Prose
17.00—23.00
Cuthberts, in conjunction with
Network Theatre, host an evening
of alfresco music, verse & prose
brought to life by Liverpool actor
Frank Kennedy & local musicians
with outdoor performance in
Cuthberts’ secret garden. Book
your free seat via 0151 709 9912,
donations welcomed
for performers.
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17.00—23.00
Long Table Debate
18.30—21.00
The award-winning Young
Everyman Playhouse perform scenes
and sketches that will inspire and
spark debate on various subjects
from immigration to gender equality.
Take a seat at the long table to
take part or sit on the sidelines
and watch.
Bistro Hurricane
21.00—01.30
Everyman Bistro house band
Beatnik Hurricane bring you a
unique set celebrating the links
between Liverpool and New York,
from Cunard Yanks sowing the vinyl
45 seeds of Merseybeat with primal
rhythm n’ blues to us sending them
the British invasion.
18.00—22.30
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Liverpool Medical
Institution
114 Mount Pleasant
lmi.org.uk
0151 709 9125
The Old World and
New World of Medicine
17.00—20.00
Tools of torture or tools of treatment?
How do you like your medicine,
Old World or New World? Take a
fascinating tour though 250 years
of medicine at the Liverpool
Medical Institution and test your
skills as a medic.
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Liverpool
Philharmonic Hall
Hope St, L1 9BP
liverpoolphil.com
0151 709 3789
Liverpool Philharmonic
Celebrates 175 Years
18.30—20.00
A unique musical experience
harking back to the founding of
the organisation in 1840. Join us in
the Grand Foyer, where an ensemble
of musicians from the RLPO will
perform music which might have
been heard by concertgoers in the
1840s. Two 20-minute performances
at 18.30 and 19.30. (Victorian
Afternoon Tea can also be booked
with the venue – ticketed).
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Hope Street Quarter
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LJMU John Lennon
Art and Design
Building
Duckinfield St, L3 5RD
ljmu.ac.uk
0151 904 1216
György Kepes:
The New Landscape
16.00—22.00
Exhibition of work by designer and
organiser György Kepes reflecting
his interest in the relationship
between light, organic form, and
technology, Kepes combined found
scientific imagery with his own
experimental photography. Part
of LOOK/15.
Astrophysics
16.00—22.00
Linking light and science, the
LJMU astrophysics staff demonstrate
amazing plasma ball, spectroscope
and thermal imaging technologies.
Visualising
[the] Unseen
10 minute light projections at
21.30, 22.00, 22.30 & 23.00
See page 4 for details.
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LJMU Redmonds
Building
Brownlow Hill, L3 5UG
ljmu.ac.uk
0151 231 2121
Liverpool Screen
School Degree Show
16.00—19.00
Immerse yourself in cutting-edge
student performance, film and
reportage. This exciting degree
show will showcase the final year
work of students studying Creative
Writing, Drama, Film, Journalism
and Media Production. Expect live
performances, pop up drama, film
shorts, documentaries, live readings
and poetry slams.
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LJMU Open Labs
Liverpool Science Park
131 Mount Pleasant, L3 5TF
liverpoolsciencepark.co.uk
Face Lab
@ Open Labs
16.00—23.00
Discover the skills and technology
behind Face Lab with hands-on
activities including celebrity face
ID from plaster casts, basic facial
reconstruction skills/techniques,
trials with haptic 3D modelling
software and computerised
facial reconstruction.
Hope Street Quarter
Maker Education
@ Open Labs
19.30 Pacific Swing, VOX at
the Light, Night and Days
Get started with Maker projects
at OpenLabs. Come along and
learn about creating interesting
and innovative projects with
affordable electronics.
19.45
Singing our Socks Off
16.00—23.00
Racing Team
@ Open Labs
16.00—23.00
Formula Student is a worldwide
engineering competition which
invites teams to design, build and
test single seat race cars against
one another at famous Grand
Prix Circuits across the globe.
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Metropolitan
Cathedral
Mount Pleasant, L3 5TQ
liverpoolmetrocathedral.org.uk
0151 709 9222
A Celebration of Song
18.30—21.45
An evening dedicated to a cappella
and choral music. Visit one of
Liverpool’s most awe-inspiring
buildings to enjoy free performances
from a selection of the region’s best
choirs and vocal harmony groups.
Lift access via car park.
18.45 Cathedral Choir
19.00 Anglican Junior Choir
19.15 Cantemus at Calday
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20.15 Resonate Music Education Hub
20.00 Bellissimo Liverpool
Academy of Music & Voice
20.30 St Nicholas Singers
20.45 Cantata Choir
21.00 Sacred Heart College
Chamber Choir
1.15 2
Hope Street Harmonies
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University
of Liverpool
Garstang Museum of Archaeology
14 Abercromby Square, L69 7WZ
liv.ac.uk
0151 794 3067
The Mummy Returns!
16.00—21.00
The ‘Garstang Mummy’ survived
3000 years in an Egyptian tomb,
escaped the 1941 Blitz, rubbed
shoulders with Tutankhamun and
now he’s back in Liverpool! Be one
of the first to see this spectacular new
exhibit. Entrance at the rear.
University of Liverpool
listings continue over
the page.
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Hope Street
Quarter
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University
of Liverpool
19 Abercromby Square, L69 3BX
liv.ac.uk/arts
0151 794 2472
Life and Limb: Encounter
16.00—21.00
US Library of Medicine exhibition Life
and Limb: The Toll of the American
Civil War, plus an exhibition of
fascinating books, artifacts, and
newly created digital art and original
research by staff and students, who
will be on hand as guides. Lift access
to right of main entrance.
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Victoria Gallery
& Museum
St George’s
Quarter
Impropriety’s Journey to
the Unknown – The Sequel
17.00, 18.30 & 20.00
Following last year’s LightNight
sell-out tours of Martins Bank,
Impropriety, Liverpool’s premier
improvisation theatre company,
weave their improvised magic
through the gothic surroundings
of the VG&M. Join their completely
(un)qualified tour ‘guides’ for neverbefore-heard tales about the history
and exhibitions of this magnificent
building with some surprises
along the way!
Book your free place:
[email protected]
0151 794 2348
Nearby: Hex// Light DiVision on
University Square at 21.20 see page 4.
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University of Liverpool, Ashton St,
Off Brownlow Hill, L69 3DR
vgm.liv.ac.uk
0151 794 2348
The Well
I Love You Daucus Carota
Looking to the New World:
Immigration Then and Now
17.00—22.00
The first chance to see this series of
works by photographer Helen Sear,
Wales’ representative at the Venice
Biennale 2015. Part of LOOK/15.
Fred Shaw (1867 – 1950):
Gypsy Portraits
17.00—22.00
A printer by trade, Fred Shaw was a
talented photographer, contributing
to the Journal of the Gypsy Lore
Society. Part of LOOK/15.
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2 Roscoe St, L1 2SX
betweentheborders.org.uk
07843 620 687
20.30—23.00
Between the Borders invites you to
create your own light installation!
Mix and match, collage, and layer
up images of migration past and
present, to be projected directly
onto the streets; celebrating the
movement of peoples around
the globe and the wide cultural
heritage of Liverpool.
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Liverpool
Central Library
William Brown St, L3 8EW
liverpool.gov.uk/libraries-andarchives
0151 233 5835
Open until midnight with special
performances, exhibitions and
activities for LightNight plus BBQ
on the café terrace 17.00—23.00.
2014 Kassel Fotobook
and Dummy Fotobook
Awards Series
Picton Reading Room
entrance, 1st Floor
16.00—00.00
Presenting the work of over 80
contemporary photographic artists,
the Kassel Fotobooks demonstrate
the variety of photographic work
from around the world. Part of
LOOK/15.
Scottie Writers’ Tales
Ground Floor
16.00—23.30
Scottie Writers hope to thrill,
amuse and entertain with a mixed
bag of recent writings, including
ones around the theme of Looking
to the New World at various times
through the night.
The Third Largest
Book in the World
Atrium
Ground Floor
17.00—23.45
Come and see what has been
described as “the third largest
book in the world”. Walk inside
the book and add your favourite
quotation.
In Harmony
Discover
Ground Floor
17.00—17.30
Performance by youth string
ensemble In Harmony founded
and supported by Royal Liverpool
Philharmonic.
Writing Advice Desk
2nd Floor
17.30—19.30
The Windows Project offer a friendly
on-the-spot appraisal of your
writing – stories, poems, scripts – and
details of publishing opportunities,
performance venues, workshops
and courses.
Ukulele Club Liverpool
Discover
Ground Floor
18.00—18.30
A performance by the awardwinning UCL, who aim to create
an inclusive and in-tune ukulele
community of like-minded
musicians.
Liverpool Central Library
listings continue over
the page.
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St George’s Quarter
St George’s Quarter
Fascinator
Workshop & Display
Lusitania Exhibition
18.00—22.00
Emmanuel Westly Foundation
presents a creative therapy
workshop where you can make
a small fascinator designed in
response to the theme Looking
to the New World.
Southport String Ensemble
18.30 outside front entrance
(weather permitting)
20.30 in the Hornby Library, 1st Floor.
This is a group of talented young
people who play classical and folk
string music.
Shakespeare’s Mothers:
Mad, Bad and Dangerous
to Know
Hornby Library, 1st Floor
19.00—20.00
Meet twenty of Shakespeare’s
wickedest women, from twelve
plays, in just sixty minutes! Thrilling
scenes full of danger and passion
are introduced with witty charm
by the Bard himself. A play-reading
presented by Straylight Australia.
Petite Ullaloom
Theatre Company
Discover, Ground Floor
19.30, 20.30 & 21.30
A ghoulishly good time for brave
families! Join Edward and Martha
Creep as they tell terrifying tales
of witches, ghosts and things that
go bump in the night. 25 min
performances with 15 min
storytelling afterwards.
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The Cryptid Petting Zoo
by Headstrung Puppet
Company
Picton Reading Room, 1st Floor
20.00, 21.00 & 22.00
See undiscovered animal oddities
from around the world! Often
thought to be creatures of myth
and legend, this is a chance
to meet some truly remarkable
animals, with presentations from
trained handlers. 20min
performances.
Word Up! By Writing on
the Wall’s Young Writers
Roof terrace, 4th Floor
20.00—21.30
Come and hear these talented young
writers perform original spoken word
art with a New York style edge under
the stars. Expect special guests and
a live DJ set as WoW brings a touch
of NYC to Liverpool.
16.00—21.00
Bonny Cummins’ exhibition and
art trail in the Heritage Centre is
a highly immersive multi-media
sensory installation, tackling the
beauty as well as the tragedy
of the Lusitania. Via Heritage
Centre entrance.
St George’s Hall St George’s Place, L1 1JJ
stgeorgesliverpool.co.uk
0151 225 6966
The 31st AOP Awards and
Will they sing like raindrops
or will their tears leave
me thirsty?
16.00-21.00
Walker Art Gallery William Brown St, L3 8EL
liverpoolmuseums.org.uk
0151 478 4199
LightNight at the
Walker Art Gallery
16.00—22.00
Your Clock is
Always Present
19.00—21.00
Deep Hedonia host a night of
AV performances in the Concert
Room featuring In Atoms, Dialect
and Kepla in a presentation of new
works that seek to challenge our
perception of linearity, and how
we understand the materiality
of the past, present and future.
Via North Entrance.
deephedonia.com
LightNight Ceilidh
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21.00—00.00
The ever-popular ceilidh returns
with live band Gallimaufry, where
visitors can dance all night in the
magnificent Great Hall. Ceilidh
ends 23.00, bar until 00.00. Donations
appreciated on the door. Second
bar available in the North Hall
from 17.00 with live music. Via North
Entrance.
Celebrate a night of the performing
and visual arts with the team at the
Walker Art Gallery. From masterpiece
painting to contemporary
photography and a late night
opening of Big Art for Little Artists
there’s something for the whole
family to enjoy.
Only in England
16.00—22.00
Exhibition exploring the lasting
influence of the British photographer
Tony Ray-Jones on the development
of British photography from the
1970s to the present day. Featuring
over 100 images including new
prints selected by Martin Parr.
Part of LOOK/15.
Nearby: Waggle Dance on William
Brown Street at 20.30 see page 3.
Earth Sound & Fire at 22.00
see page 4.
Hex// Light DiVision on William Brown
Street at 23.20 see page 4.
Wendy Carrig curates entries from
the AOP Awards reflecting LOOK/15:
Exchange’s themes – women,
migration and memory, whilst
Max Pinckers combines them in an
examination of love in India, using
the daily encounters of ‘the Love
Commandos’, a volunteer group
preventing honour killings. Part
of LOOK/15.
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Walks & Tours
Walks & Tours
Behind the Scenes
Tour LJMU Aldham
Robarts Library
Maryland St, L1 9DE
ljmu.ac.uk
0151 231 3179
18.00—20.00
See the rare collections held at
LJMU in the areas not normally
open to the public. These include
the archives of Liverpool theatres,
including the Everyman, Willy
Russell’s professional archive,
collections relating to punk music
and the historical records of colleges
such as the Liverpool School of Art
which merged to form LJMU.
Limited space, book free place via
Emily Parsons [email protected]
Liverpool’s Secret
Library The Athenaeum
Church Alley, L1 3DD
theathenaeum.org.uk
0151 709 7770
19.00—22.00
A rare chance to step inside this
hidden gem, containing 60,000
unique volumes including medieval
manuscripts and early printed
books alongside maps, pictures
and artefacts reflecting Liverpool’s
heritage. LightNight ticket £5
via venue or by email [email protected]
theathenaeum.org. Suitable for
14 years and over.
Baltic Triangle Walking Tour
RIBA Walking Tours
Old Dock Tours
Discover a side of Liverpool you
won’t find in the guidebooks with
Seecret Tours. Starting hourly from
Baltic Creative this fun, engaging
and interesting walking tour
will focus on the Baltic Triangle’s
history, the burgeoning tech
and creative sector, street
art and much more!
Join the RIBA guides on a walking
tour that puts the spotlight on key
buildings and public spaces, using
them to tell the story of Liverpool’s
past, present and future. Tickets
at a special LightNight rate of £5
bookable via architecture.com/
liverpoolcitytours.
Take a tour of Liverpool’s historic
Old Dock – the world’s first
commercial enclosed wet dock –
with our expert guides. Discover
this revolutionary dock and see
the bed of the Pool, the creek that
gave Liverpool its name, under the
streets of Liverpool One. Book your
free place on 0151 478 4499.
Book your place via
seecrettours.co.uk/bookings
17.30—19.30
The Ropewalks: Growth,
Decline & Regeneration 1715-2015
St George’s Quarter Blue
Badge Walking Tour
Everybody Razzle Dazzle
17.30—19.30
Pier Head: Gateway to the World
Tours at 17.00, 18.00, 19.00, 20.00
biennial.com
0151 709 7444
18.00—18.40
Take a special evening trip on
board the Dazzle Ferry and learn
more about the history of dazzle
camouflage and Sir Peter Blake’s
artwork in this one-off curator-led
tour. Bring your LightNight
programme to get one free ticket
per person on the 6pm Dazzle Ferry,
first come first served from 17.30 on
LightNight in person at Pier Head
Ferry Terminal.
Mersey Tunnel Tour
Georges Dock Building,
Pier Head, L3 1DD
merseytravel.gov.uk
0151 330 4504
17.30—19.30
Guided hard hat walking tour
giving a unique behind the scenes
look at Georges Dock Ventilation
Building and Queensway Mersey
Tunnel. Tour includes Fan Chambers,
Control Room and Emergency Refuge
system. Not suitable for under 10s
or people with breathing, sight or
walking difficulties.
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Book your free place via
[email protected]
0151 330 4504
architecture.com
0151 707 4380
18.00—20.00
Hope Street Quarter: City of
Culture, Learning & Faiths
18.00—20.00
St George’s Quarter: Sculpture,
Culture & Civic Pride
18.30—20.30
Liverpool ONE Discovery
Shiverpool
Subterranean City
18.00—19.30
A theatrical walking tour which
reveals secret spaces through the
lens of Liverpool’s gothic heritage,
visiting silted-up back alleys,
where sulphurous pools of lamplight
lead to the site of old plague pits
and abandoned bank vaults
40ft beneath. Special LightNight
tickets £7.
Book via [email protected]
0151 709 2030.
17.30, 19.00 and 20.30
16.00 & 18.30
Follow a qualified Blue Badge Tour
Guide on this 90min tour around
cultural highlights including St John’s
Gardens, St George’s Hall, Walker Art
Gallery, Central Library and more.
Discounted LightNight ticket £5
(usually £10) book on 07908 268 356.
Wanderpool Walking Tours
Fun, friendly and upbeat walking
tours from Wanderpool. Booking
required via wanderpool.co.uk /
07446 149 750 and pay what you
wish at the end of the tour.
16.00—17.45
Ferry ‘Cross the Atlantic
Trace the ways Liverpool has
influenced the New World and
vice versa.
19.00—20.30
SingalongaLiverpool
St George’s Hall to Derby Sq
21.00—22.30
SingalongaLiverpool
Tate Liverpool to Derby Sq
Walk and sing your way around
the city on a musical romp through
Liverpool’s history; part guided walk,
part community sing-song.
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Dates for Your Diary
One Magnificent City
15 May for seven weeks
One Magnificent City is
a programme of events for
all ages which launches
on LightNight and runs
for seven weeks. From the
arrival of the three Cunard
Queens on the River Mersey,
a World Record Breaking
attempt and projections
big enough to see your
face in, right through to
Transatlantic 175 when
Liverpool hosts the UK’s
biggest 4 July celebration
with a weekend packed
full of fashion, art, music,
film, food and a Cunard
Queen. For the full
programme of events, visit:
onemagnificentcity.co.uk
Manchester After Hours
14 May
The night before LightNight,
Thursday 14 May sees
nocturnal shenanigans
from our neighbouring
city with Manchester After
Hours. Take in the places
and spaces you don’t
often get to after dark,
as museums, galleries and
libraries join together for a
one-night, city-wide social.
Visit creativetourist.com/
manchester-after-hours
St George’s Day Festival
25—26 April
Writing on the Wall Festival
1—22 May
The Crossing
at Liverpool One
15 May — 5 July
Sound City
22—24 May
Cunard Three Queens
24—26 May
Physical Fest – International
Festival of Physical Theatre
22—30 May
Liverpool Sound City
22—24 May
Maya: Revelation
of an Endless Time
at World Museum
1 June — 31 October
Mersey River Festival
4—7 June
Jackson Pollock: Blind
Spots at Tate Liverpool
30 June — 18 October
Tickle the Ivories
2 July — 6 September
Queen Mary 2
Transatlantic Crossing
4 July
Reality at the
Walker Art Gallery
10 July — 29 November
Brazilica International
Samba Carnival
17—19 July
Summer Arts Market
at St George’s Hall
18 & 19 July
Liverpool International
Music Festival
27—31 August
Above the Beaten Track
5 September
Arabic Arts Festival
6—14 June
Liverpool International
Festival of Psychedelia
25 & 26 September
Rock and Roll Marathon
14 June
Liverpool Irish Festival
15—25 October
Africa Oye
20 & 21 June
Homotopia
November
Young DaDaFest
25 June
Winter Arts Market
at St George’s Hall
5 & 6 December
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Renewed Realm & Beyond the New World p.6
If Only it Could Speak exhibition p.6
Open Studios, Liver Sketching Club & more p.6 & 7
The Crossing soundscape & Women and the City p.7
Short Film Screening & Myths & Legend p.8
John McDonald: Madonna Portraits (followed by KYC event) p.9
Acoustic at The View Two & exhibition p.9
Carlisle Buildings
Domino Gallery
The Futurist
Gostins Building
Liverpool ONE
Liverpool Quaker Meeting House
Liv Small Cinema & Atrium Gallery
Liverpool Town Hall
Rococo
St Luke’s Church
View Two Gallery
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Lusitania: Life, Loss, Legacy, performance, talks & more p.10
Open 1 LOOK/15 exhibition, Suzuki Violins, Lantern Workshop & DJs p.10 & 11
Soup Collective, Leonora Carrington, Miniclick Workshop, LOOK/15 launch & more p.11
Merseyside Maritime Museum
Open Eye Gallery
Tate Liverpool
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Life Through The Lens Of Another LOOK/15 exhibition & Food Slam p.12
LOOK/15 Girlfriend exhibition, Machine & Photo Portrait Workshops, Disco Glitter Love & more p.13
Arena Studios & Gallery & Art in Motion workshops, Knack 90 & more p.13
Leaded glass workshop & Junk Treasure hunt p.14
Machine screen printing workshop & studio exhibition p.14
Camp & Furnace
Constellations
Elevator Studios
Fruit + Fibres Canteen & Craft
Fünf Studio
The Gallery Liverpool
Nordic Church & Cultural Centre
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Sheila Rock’s Tough and Tender exhibition p. 14
Acting Up & Love Art UK p.15
The 100/100 Beer Project & live jazz p.15
Group Therapy exhibition,workshops, screening and Erica Scourti light projection p.16
Paper Flower Workshop p.16
The Brink Cafe
Cow&Co Cafe
FACT
Maggie May’s
News from Nowhere Bookshop
Nook & Cranny
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György Kepes exhibition, Astrophysics & MAPOUT Light Projection p.20
Liverpool Screen School Degree Show p.20
Face Lab, Maker Education & Racing Team @ Open Labs p.20 & 21
The Mummy Returns p. 21
Life and Limb: Encounter p.22
Blackburne House
Cuthberts
Everyman Theatre
LIPA
Liverpool Medical Institution
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
LJMU John Lennon Building
LJMU Redmonds Building
LJMU Open Labs
Metropolitan Cathedral
Liv Uni Garstang Museum
Ambercromby Square
Victoria Gallery & Museum
The Well
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Only in England, Big Art for Little Artists & performance p.25
Walker Art Gallery
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Lusitania & LOOK/15 exhibitions, Your Clock is Always Present, Ceilidh p.24 & 25
St George’s Hall
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Exhibitions, performance, workshops & more p.23 & 24
Liverpool Central Library
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Looking to the New World, Immigration Then and Now p.22
I Love You Daucus Carota & Fred Shaw LOOK/15 exhibitions p.22
A Celebration of Song p.21
Liverpool Philharmonic Celebrates 175 Years p.19
The Old World and New World of Medicine p.19
Follow the Moths p.19
Life on the Ocean Wave, Long Table Debate, Bistro Hurricane & more p.18
Alfresco Verse & Prose p.18
Music, market, exhibition & more p.18
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92 Degrees Coffee
Light Roast augmented reality & projection mapping p.17
Anglican Cathedral
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Looking to the Indigenous New World p.16
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Judy Chicago exhibition & workshops p.15
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Open studio & exhibition p.15
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The Button Boutique
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Mini Flower & Pom-Pom Mobiles p.12
Workshops, exhibitions, tours, open studios & music p.12
Baltic Creative
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Baltic Triangle
Time Liners installation p.10
Cunard Building
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Alice in Rococo p.9
MDI Dance & Workshops p.8
Pom-Pom workshop & An Evening of Art & Peace Building p.7
Held exhibition LOOK/15 p.6
Mersey Maritime exhibition p.5
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All venues listed here have free events that
you can just turn up to on LightNight. You’ll
find lots more inside the programme.
LOOK/15 exhibitions, performance, workshops, DJ, food & more p.5
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