This year Liverpool’s 2013 LightNight will explore the themes of ‘memory and identity’ in the annual event. Almost 100 Liverpool attractions and arts organisations are joining forces to offer more than 130 free events on the night of Friday, May 17. The event includes the official reopening of the city’s Central Library after a £50m restoration, and the William Brown Street landmark will remain open to the public until midnight.
|William Brown Street Library|
Other ‘LightNight’ events will be held at St George’s Dock and the Oratory at Liverpool Cathedral, and the Tate Liverpool will begin celebrations for its 25th birthday. The new Museum of Liverpool joins the late night event for the first time, with a Roman folk doctor and gladiators among its attractions, whilst a giant photo featuring a continuous stream of portraits will illuminate the Pier Head.
In addition Cunard’s Queen Mary II will be in the river, and there will be the chance for you to come along at a Samba party on the Pier Head wave a ‘bon voyage’ to the liner.
Further information about all the ‘LightNight’ events is available from the website.