LightNight Liverpool 2017

This event is part of the eighth annual LightNight Liverpool, the free one-night arts festival, which will take place on Friday 19 May 2017.

Visitors of all ages can join in with everything from large-scale light projections and live music to hands-on workshops, dancing, art and crafts, spoken word, street performance, theatre, late-opening exhibitions and walking tours.

This year’s festival will feature over 100 free events, all exploring the theme of ‘Time’; the past, present and future of the city, it’s people and the world we live in, as well as the influence of time on scientific discovery.

In the Music Room, enjoy performances by classical guitarist Craig Ogden, one of the UK’s most recorded guitarists. Then the Rubber Duck Orchestra takes the stage with its line up of 7 barmy, brassy, stomping, dancing musicians. They’ll make the floor bounce and walls sweat as they weave Balkan, Roma, Klezmer and Swing into an unabashed frenetic vibe. To finish, composer Jonathan Raisin will play “40 Times”. A specially-composed piece celebrating 40 years of Roger Hill's BBC Radio Merseyside’s alternative music show, “Pure Musical Sensations”.

In the Grand Foyer, our Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Company Ensembles perform new works by our Rushworth Young Composers Joshua Quinlan and Yasmin Al-Zuhairi.

In the Hall, listen to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir under the direction of Chorusmaster Ian Tracey perform Bach, Vivadi, Billy Joel and more!

Grand Foyer
5.30pm - 6pm: Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Company Ensembles

Main Auditorium
6pm - 6.40pm, 7.20pm - 8pm and 8.20pm - 9pm: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir

Music Room
6pm - 6.45pm: Craig Ogden, guitar
7pm - 7.45pm and 8.15pm - 9pm: Rubber Duck Orchestra
9.15pm - 10pm: Jonathan Raisin, piano

Grand Foyer and the Music Room bar will be open from 5pm.

LightNight Liverpool is produced by local social enterprise Open Culture. Printed festival guides can be purchased from selected venues across the city centre, or pre-ordered online. Keep an eye on this page or visit for the latest.

7.5% per order administrative fee applies for online & telephone orders, this includes all costs and postage is free. More information about booking fees.

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