The annual event returns to illuminate the city for a sixth year on Friday 15 May 2015, from 4.00pm until late.
As Principal Sponsor, LJMU will be hosting a Light Night Hub at Rodney House on Mount Pleasant, providing festival visitors with information about the vast array of events taking place around the city and giving them the opportunity to purchase the much-sought-after LightNight tote bags and badges.
LJMU’s own contribution is extensive and will include an exclusive, one-night-only late opening of the ‘György Kepes, The New Landscape’ exhibition at the University’s School of Art and Design on Duckinfield Street, off Brownlow Hill. Visitors will also have a unique opportunity to visit the Creative Writing, Drama, Film, Journalism and Media Production Degree Shows held in the Redmonds Building, Brownlow Hill.
LJMU staff and students from Astrophysics, FaceLab, Open Labs, Maritime Studies and the Racing Team will also be holding a range of hands-on activities to give members of the public access to their research in user-friendly, entertaining and informative formats.
In addition a series of talks on the history of the Cunard will be given by Lecturers from the School of Humanities and Social Science and the University’s archive of Cunard material, entitled Life on the Ocean Waves, will be on display at the Everyman Theatre, along with music and deck games highlighting the glamour of life on board ship.
LJMU Architecture graduates and Deutsche Bank prize winners MAPOUT will also be projecting a must see show on to the exterior of The Science Park Building IC2.
Charlotte Corrie, Director of Open Culture which produces LightNight, said:
"We are delighted to announce LJMU as the festival’s Principal Sponsor. As an innovative, challenging and creative institution, we see ourselves and the University as natural partners.
"LightNight 2015 will be a wonderful showcase of Liverpool’s year-round arts offer. The festival is a huge collaboration to remind people of what’s on their doorstep and encourage them to come out and explore the trail of events together."
The night includes 100 free events staged across 50 city centre locations, with participating organisations including St George’s Hall, Liverpool John Moores University, Central Library, Merseyside Maritime Museum, LOOK/15, The Bluecoat, FACT, Liverpool BID Company, Liverpool Town Hall, Brazilica, St Luke’s ‘Bombed Out’ Church, Liverpool Cathedral, Impropriety, Camp and Furnace, Victoria Gallery & Museum, Constellations, Open Eye Gallery, Baltic Creative, Movema and many more.
Further information about the festival is available on the LightNight website