Posted on 24/04/2017

LightNight at Baltic Creative

LightNight Liverpool, the free one-night arts festival, returns 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.

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Make sure you visit Baltic Creative CIC for a range of exciting activities including talks, an illustration takeover and a taste of Spain!

FRESH GOODS SPACE & TIME MACHINE, 17:00 – 23:00

Pure Joy and friends present an immersive live sound recording installation. Loops, beats and various other live recording anomalies weave together to create a bespoke soundscape unique to the festival. Pure Joy are joined by artists and friends throughout the evening, culminating in the launch of a final piece of music into the audio-sphere at the end of the night.

Takes place in Unit 51.

FAMILY CLAY FUN WITH BALTIC CLAY, 16:00-18:00
Drop in & play with clay!

Takes place in Unit 51.

OUR TIMES: A COLLECTIVE MEMORY BANK, 17:00 – 23:00

Help as creatives to celebrate Our Times by contributing to a collective memory bank. Using words and images, celebrate your memory in any way you want then add it to an evolving timeline around the walls, or delve deeper into the past by selecting items from the historical dressing-up box and posing for a picture!

Takes place in The Shed, Unit 51.

LIGHTNIGHT WITH DECOUBERTIN BOOKS, 17:00 – 22:00

deCoubertin Books is a small, independent, sports publisher in the heart of Liverpool. Enter a free raffle and grab one of their signed editions, or buy one at a discount price for one night only!

This event also includes a talk from deCoubertin’s founder from 17:30 – 18:30.

Takes place at Unit I, Creative Campus.

TIEMPO! 17:00 – 21:00

Join residents at Basecamp, one of the UK’s top co-working offices, for a Spanish night focused on the theme of Time or, as the Spanish say, Tiempo! Basecamp residents come together to give you a truly sensory experience of Spain involving live music, refreshments and a taste of genuine Spanish culture.

Takes place at Unit N, Creative Campus.

ILLUSTRATION TAKEOVER, 17:00 – 23:00

A local illustrator takes over Black & Ginger’s shop window over the course of the evening, creating an artwork celebrating the Baltic Triangle and capturing the people and businesses that make up Liverpool’s most vibrant and creative area.

Takes place at 46A Jamaica Street

LIGHT(NIGHT), CAMERA, ACTION! 17:00 – 23:00

A fun and interactive short documentary workshop for kids and enthusiastic grown-ups who want to experience the magic of filmmaking in The Pod, transformed for the night into a fully equipped production studio, but remember, time is of the essence! Get ready to shoot, edit and test new technologies.

Book your place via [email protected]
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More information on Facebook here.

Taking place in The Pod, 41 Jordan Street

SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES, 17:00 – 23:00

Music has the power to transport the listener back to a specific time and place…like an audio time machine. Dorothy invites visitors to take part in an installation and share their memories of personal tracks (and where in the world they take them) to create a map of musical memories and a co-curated playlist.

Takes place at Studio B, 22 Jordan Street

IN ANOTHER TIME, 17:00 – 22:30

Through a factual and creative fantasy exhibition of local art, iIllustration and vintage photography, Liverpool is presented ‘In Another Time’. This exhibition comprises historic photography, architectural recreations of Liverpool scenes from the past, the revealing of superheroes’ true history in Liverpool and the illustrative evolution of some of Liverpool’s most famous characters through time.

These collections, launched on the night by the local artists that created them, promise to amuse, inform and fascinate. Spend time talking with the artists, or simply observe in quiet contemplation.
POTO is located next door to Coffee and Fandisha, where refreshments are available.

Takes place at POTO Studios, 3 Brick Street.

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LightNight Liverpool is produced by local social enterprise Open
Culture. Printed festival guides can be purchased from selected
venues across the city centre or can be ordered online at www.lightnightliverpool.co.uk.