“It’s a showcase of the city at its most creative, brimming with wit and imagination and as a result it never fails to surprise, stimulate and delight in equal measure” – Tracey Crosbie, Event Manager, Liverpool BID Company (Festival sponsors)

LightNight Liverpool projected onto the Bluecoat

LightNight Liverpool projected onto the Bluecoat

LightNight, Liverpool’s one-night arts festival returns to illuminate the city for a sixth consecutive year on Friday 15 May, when thousands of visitors will explore and celebrate the city’s world-class cultural offer late into the night. Last year’s festival had over 50,000 visits and it is expected to grow even further this year.

The festival is part of Museums at Night, the national festival of arts & culture, when cultural spaces around the UK open late into the night.

Launching Liverpool’s ‘One Magnificent City’ programme for the year, LightNight marks the start of a series of major cultural events, which continues the following weekend with ‘Three Queens’ event on 24-26 May, followed by the International Mersey River Festival 5-7 June and beyond.

On LightNight visitors can expect interactive light projections, colourful street performances, exhibition launches, heritage tours, open studios, exclusive science demonstrations, live music, hands-on art workshops and much more as museums, galleries and cultural spaces across the city keep their doors open late for a packed showcase of the region’s arts offer.

With such a wide range of events being staged across 50 city centre locations including St George’s Hall, Tate Liverpool, FACT, Camp and Furnace to name but a few, there’s something on offer for all ages – everyone can participate in and enjoy a spectacular LightNight to remember.

The full programme will be released on 30 March 2015.

For more information, please visit www.lightnightliverpool.co.uk