WATCH: Thousands take part in Liverpool incredible culture crawl for LightNight 2019

Liverpool’s streets, art galleries and museums were filled with thousands of culture-loving revellers as the city came alive for its 10th annual LightNight. Watch all of the highlights above.


With 42 venues open and over 100 free events LightNight attracted thousands of people to the city centre from Hope Street Quarter to the waterfront. The theme for 2019 was Ritual, exploring the ancient and modern rituals, ceremonies and behaviours that tie our community and societies together.

Here at The Guide Liverpool as official media partner for the event, we brought you all of the action as it happened and you can watch it all back in our roundup video above.

Some of the main highlights on the night included:

Ritual 2.0 at Moorfields Station. Presented by bido!100 and Merseyrail, the audio video installation by artist Sam Wiehl feature a soundtrack mixed by Forest Swords

The spectacular Wicker Woman Ceremony at Blackburne House, spread across the whole evening with three parts, featuring Coach House Theatre, LJMU dancers, Brazilica and Bring the Fire Project.

The Great British Baraat on Church Street by Milapfest and Movema joining forces for a celebration of the ritual of Indian marriage, the Baraat

Halo, an incredible light and sound installation at Exchange Flags made my the artists behind the Illumaphonium

The Big Brass Singalong at St George’s Hall featuring The Salvation Army of Walton

Ad Finitum, the Invisible Choir performance at Liverpool Cathedral’s Lady Chapel

LightNight, produced by social enterprise Open Culture, is one of the most popular nights in Liverpool’s arts and culture calendar. With over 900 artists featuring in the events, covering performance, music, film, theatre, talks, light shows and more, the evening is designed to showcase the breadth of talent and the vibrancy of the arts in Liverpool. Every event is free.

Charlotte Corrie from Open Culture says,

“Our tenth LightNight has been so special and thank you to everyone who has taken part, from the artists to the venues and of course every person who made their Friday night all about the city’s art and culture. This festival couldn’t succeed without the passion, enthusiasm and love of every person who gives it their time and energy. It’s such a privilege to be able to put Liverpool art and culture at the forefront and give it the platform and stage it deserves”.


What were your LightNight highlights? Tag us in your pictures on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and we will see you for LightNight 2020.

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