LightNight 2019 is a free arts festival taking place across Liverpool on Friday 17 May for one night only, with this years’ theme focusing on ‘Ritual’. LightNight celebrates all the culture the city has to offer with over 100 organisations working together to create an amazing night of performances, events, workshops and much more.
We have listed all of the exciting events taking place on and around Castle Street.
→ Living Room
Liverpool Town Hall, High Street, 5.30-10.00pm
An exciting event jointly produced by Liverpool Arab Arts Festival and Liverpool Arabic Centre where visitors are invited to view a traditional Arabic ‘Living Room’. Viewers will be able to assess the similarities and contrasts between western and Middle Eastern culture. Included is traditional storytelling, music, biscuits and tea and the opportunity to find out about the LAAF festival plans for 2019.
→ The Physicality of Vocal Preparation with Jennifer John
Liverpool Town Hall, High Street, 6.00, 7.00, 8.00 & 9.00pm
An exciting event that challenges the common idea that singing is a talent that you either possess or don’t. Participants are taught how to increase their physical awareness and consequently, improve their singing. The 30 minute workshop is in a friendly and fun environment so you can enjoy what can be a scary process.
→ Ritual 2.0-Lightnight Commission
Moorfields, Old Hall Street, every hour from 5.00-10.00pm
Bido Lito! and Merseyrail in partnership with artist Sam Wiehl present a large-scale, public realm, audio-visual installation set within the tunnels of Moorfields station. This piece is based on the idea that by 2028 the human race’s creative future will be done with minimum actual human effort. Ritual 2.0 explores this possibility through live performance accompanied by Forest Swords to visualise this seemingly inevitable partnership.
Exchange Flags, 5.00-11.00pm
From the makers of Illumaphonium, Halo is a new participatory sonic and visual kinetic environment made up of digitally interlinked columns of ever-evolving patterns of light and sound. The visual configurations created by your touch are displayed directly upon the Halos, generated using cutting edge physics simulations.
To find put more about LightNight 2019 or any of the events happening around the city, click here.