Liverpool LightNight 2015 events for older children
Liverpool LightNight attracts thousands of people out on to the city’s streets each May to enjoy an evening of (mostly) free cultural events.
And it really is a family friendly festival which can be enjoyed by several generations together.
Here are few of the highlights of this year’s programme which are suitable for families with older children.
LightNight 2015 is on Friday from 4pm until late.
Earth, Sound and Fire, Wellington Column, William Brown Street: 10-10.30pm
After 10 years rocking the city, the people who brought you Batala Liverpool are reforming into Liverpool’s largest, loudest, most vibrant drum ensemble, launching on LightNight joined by BrazUKa, fire artists from Bring The Fire Project and Capoeira For All CIC acrobats.
Beats, kicks, flips and fire spits: a performance you won’t forget in this free event in the Museums Quarter.
HEX//Light Division: 8.35pm Liverpool Cathedral, 9.20pm University Square off Brownlow Hill, 11.20pm William Brown Street.
The Harlequin Dynamites and collaborators that brought Sound Battle to LightNight 2014 explore Looking to the New World in this live hypnotic science fiction ritual.
Through a mesmerising display of light, music and movement, the Dyad ManMachines will channel their polarised visions of the future to seek harmony between technology and nature.
LIPA, Mount Street: 9-10.15pm
Follow the moths around LIPA’s gardens and discover hidden paths, giant cocoons and stunning light shows.
The stunning five minute light shows every 15 minutes showcase the work of Theatre and Performance & Design and Technology students.
Petite Ullaloom, Central Library: 7.30pm, 8.30pm, 9.30pm
A ghoulishly good time for brave families. Join Edward and Martha Creep as they tell terrifying tales of witches, ghosts and things that go bump in the night.
There are 25 minute performances in the ground floor Discover area with 15 minute storytelling afterwards.
Cross-dressing photo booth @ Constellations, Greenland Street: 4-8pm
Presented by GLORYBOX Photography, Eclipse Dark Room & Hobo Bazaar. Come along, cross dress, get snapped and develop your new world family portrait yourself.
Booking via venue advised, otherwise first come first served. Donations appreciated. Part of LOOK/15.
Garstang Mummy, University of Liverpool Garstang Museum of Archaeology, 14 Abercromby Square: 4-9pm
The ‘Garstang Mummy’ survived 3,000 years in an Egyptian tomb, escaped the 1941 Blitz, rubbed shoulders with Tutankhamun and now he’s back in Liverpool.
Be one of the first to see this spectacular new exhibit. Entrance at the rear.
Word Up! WoW Fest, Liverpool Central Library: 8-9.30pm
Come and hear talented young writers perform original spoken word art with a New York style edge under the stars.
Expect special guests and a live DJ set as WoW brings a touch of NYC to Liverpool.
Liver Sketching Club, Gostins Building, Hanover Street: 4-9pm.
Visit the studio of England’s oldest art club and join in by drawing a live model. While you’re there see the exhibition of work by club members in the Corridor Gallery.
Shakespeare’s Mothers: Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know, Central Library: 7-8pm.
Straylight Australia presents Shakespeare’s Mothers. Meet 20 of Shakespeare’s wickedest women, from 12 plays, in just an hour!
Thrilling scenes full of danger and passion introduced with witty charm by the Bard