Light Night 2019

LightNight returns on Friday 15 May 2020! Join us in Liverpool for the the free one-night culture crawl when you can enjoy late openings and special events across 50 amazing arts and heritage spaces around the city. With an exciting mixture of hands-on workshops, exhibitions, music, theatre, dance and immersive installations there is something for everyone. Get the date into your diary now, it’s a city wide arty party not to be missed!

For 2020 our festival theme will be Home. Everyone has a different experience of what ‘home’ means to them. Is home a pin on a map, a building in a neighbourhood, or does it exist in our hearts and minds? What is it that makes home, home?

Open Culture are looking for artistic proposals to form next year’s programme and showcase the city’s phenomenal year-round arts offer to a diverse audience of 15,500 people from across the region.

LightNight is a showcase of the Liverpool city region’s amazing cultural life, so don’t miss the chance to be part of this incredible celebratory festival. You might trial a new activity, launch your summer season with a bang, whet art loving appetites with a preview or stage a wonderful event just for the joy of it and to show off what you’re doing.

We work with everyone to create LightNight, from major arts venues and artists to studios, collectives, and community groups from across Merseyside. If you’re interesting in presenting work for LightNight we’re keen to hear from you.

2020 Theme: Home

Home is many things; a planet, a city, a village, a building, a body. Outside of the physical, home is a community, a feeling, a memory, a familiarity; it’s the place from where we reach out, to understand one another and create a community where we can all belong.

Home is a sense of belonging. Social ties made through family, work, friends, religion or culture give you a sense of connection to others, where you are valued and cared for. But with homelessness rising, people around the world displaced and forced to seek refuge in strange, hostile geographies, and barriers to belonging thrown up in the shape of discrimination based on religion, disability, gender, sexuality or mental health – where and how do we find our home?

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