LightNight is one of Liverpool’s most cool and cultured events and we can’t wait to see all of the amazing performances and activities that have been planned throughout the city! Here are the Student Opps team’s top picks for the night. The information booklet is £3 and you can order one online from the LightNight website.
The Student Opps team are also running a Culture Crawl, taking you around the key areas for LightNight performance so that you can make the most of this boss event. Have a look at our Culture Crawl details and DM us or email to sign up!
Marcy’s top picks:
- Cave Rave (P.41)
Time: 17:00 – 22:00
Location: Victoria Gallery and Museum
About: Following the Ritual theme, this unique event will take you through the mysterious cultural rituals of people from the Stone Age. You’ll be led into a ‘cave’ by the light of lanterns, where you will undergo a tribe initiation ritual by a shaman. You’ll also get the chance to make your own cave art and, learn how bones were turned into musical instruments and other useful tools.
- The Drag Lab! (P.39)
Time: 17:00 – 00:00
Location: Everyman Theatre
About: Drag is one of my favourite forms of art and performance, and this Drag Lab is your chance to ask ‘what does drag mean to me?’. On what is describes as a journey of self-discovery, meet some of the city’s most subversive queer performers and explore the artistry of drag, whilst questioning and learning about your own views of gender.
- Zine Making with ROOT-ed (P.27)
Time: 17:00 – 20:00
About: Zine’s are a great way to express yourself and expand your view of your own story. Pop along to FACT and create your own zine, exploring archetypal narratives from fairy tales to everyday life. ROOT-ed (Revolution Of Our Tie) is a self-published zine which aims to promote, support and inspire people of colour within the North West, so these are amazing people to meet and collaborate with for the evening.
Allie’s top picks:
- Digital Rituals Map Drawing Activity (p.27)
Time: 16:00 – 20:00
About: In a world where we are surrounded by constant noise, images, comments and followers, FACT are asking us to create a map of our digital rituals, looking specifically at female and non-binary territories, linking ancient temples built to worship goddesses to modern rituals of liking and following. This should be an interesting one!
- Ghostly Goings-On (p.22)
Time: 18:30, 19:30 & 20:30
Location: Merseyside Maritime Museum
About: Venture through the Titanic and Liverpool: the Untold Story exhibition while being led by the Ghostly Goings-On tour guide, learning about Liverpool’s real life ghost stories.
- Street Party Along Windsor Street (p.40)
Time: 18:00 – 22:00
Location: Toxteth Library
About: On the edge of the city centre, there’s a huge family friendly street party happening packed with performance, spoken word, dance, music, film, food, arts and crafts, celebrating the local creative community.
Kimberley’s top picks:
- Late Night Ceilidh (p.33)
Time: 21:00 – 23:00
Location: St George’s Hall
About: Whether you’re an avid-ceilidh fan or a total beginner, joining the live ceilidh band Gallimaufry will have you laughing your head off and making mates with a room full of people… plus how often do you get the chance to dance around St. George’s Hall?! Great way to end your festival experience!
- Youth Circus (p.29)
Time: 17:00 – 22:00
Location: The Black-e
About: Without even knowing, you might have already passed the Black-e on the way to the Liverpool’s iconic Chinese Arch. Go inside this LightNight and let your inner circus performer shine by learning new skills and seeing a variety of performances from circus entrepreneurs. Forget the Greatest Showman… it’s all about The Black-e Circus!
- LJMU Events (p.39)
Time: 17:00 – 22:00
Location: John Foster and JLAD
About: See your very own LJMU uni buildings like never before this LightNight. There’s loads going on from watching A Unique and Spectacular Moment, an immersive show that will guarantee to be full of surprises and make you leave with a smile on your face, to seeing new comic superheroes ‘Shark Girl’ and ‘Komodo Dragon’ take on the world’s greatest threat-antimicrobial resistance in Antimicrobial Avengers.
Booking may be required so check online before going. We hope we’ve helped you find out a little more about what to look forward to at this year’s event! For the full LightNight programme, please look at the official website here.