On the evening of Friday 18th May, over 50 of Liverpool’s best arts and heritage venues will come together to celebrate the city’s extensive cultural heritage as part of the annual arts festival, LightNight.
Thousands of people are expected to visit the city to enjoy the wealth of exhibitions and performances, including tours of the Mersey Tunnels, a fabulous candlelit labyrinth at the Metropolitan Cathedral and L.I.P.A. taking over Liverpool One. Events will commence at 4pm and will continue into the early hours of the morning.
Following last year’s success, a mass sing-along will be held at Liverpool Cathedral. Eryl Parry, Director of Enterprise at Liverpool Cathedral said, “Liverpool Cathedral is delighted to be part of Light Night again, we look forward to welcoming everybody to enjoy our very full evening of song and dance. Last year Sense of Sound raised the roof for Light Night, so we’ve invited them back to do something that will be even bigger and better!”
There will also be an after show party at Light & Sound, co-hosted by LightNight and Sound City.
Christina Grogan of Open Culture, the LightNight coordinators said, “Putting the programme together has been so exciting. We think it’s the best ever LightNight with over 70 fantastic free events. For the first time we’ve also got amazing light projections by Andy McKeown on the Metropolitan Cathedral and on the side of St. John’s Shopping Centre.”
The event is part of the Museums at Night initiative, which encourages museums and galleries across Europe to extend their opening hours and stage special events.
A full programme of all the events is available here.