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LightNight 2019: 5 attractions not to miss next month

The full programme for next month’s LightNight Liverpool arts festival has been revealed.

With more than 100 free events taking place from the Baltic Triangle across to St George’s Quarter, we’ve picked out five must-see attractions on Friday 17 May.

Living Room

Liverpool Town Hall, 17:30 — 22:00

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival and Liverpool Arabic Centre invite visitors to drop into a traditional Arabic ‘Living Room’ situated within the historic Liverpool Town Hall.

Celebrate the differences, and similarities, of domestic life in western and Middle Eastern cultures with traditional Arab hospitality including music, storytelling and Yemeni biscuits and tea (until 20:30).


RIBA North, 17:00 — 22:00

An interactive artwork, ‘Permutations’ brings together architecture and music to reinvent the rituals of classical performance.

Specially built in the Mann Island building’s atrium, it invites listeners to participate in a new ritual as they explore a work of music by playing with the acoustics of six adjustable chambers.

Antimicrobial Avengers

The John Lennon Art and Design Building, 17:00 — 22:00

Did you know that a shark’s skin can prevent bacteria from sticking to it? Or that the blood of a Komodo dragon is a natural antimicrobial compound?

Join a team of artists and scientists from Liverpool John Moores University’s (LJMU) School of Art and Design’s ‘Art in Science’ programme and the University of Liverpool’s Arts-Lab to see their new comic superheroes ‘Shark Girl’ and ‘Komodo Dragon’ take on the world’s greatest threat – antimicrobial resistance!

Ancestral Voices: The Navagraha Ritual 

LJMU John Foster Chapel

A multi-sensory meditative journey into the ‘nine celestial bodies’, using pioneering harmonic scales and technology inspired by ancient civilisations this immersive event in the (rarely open to the public)

LJMU John Foster Chapel invites audiences to bring blankets and cushions and experience the work lying down. (Free tickets must be booked in advance via lightnightliverpool.co.uk).


SEVENSTORE (Norfolk Street), 17:00 — 22:00 

ClubTogether is an exhibition and digital installation by design studio Dorothy – the culmination of a seven-week partnership with SEVENSTORE which invites you to immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and rituals of electronic music & club culture and contribute memories to an interactive map.

The soundtrack to the evening is provided by DJs including Graeme Park, with additional visual imagery courtesy of Mark McNulty.

About Author: Lawrence Saunders

Lawrence is a journalist at Move Publishing. He can be contacted via email at lawrence@movepublishing.co.uk or by phone on 0151 709 3871.