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Light Night Liverpool – a must

Stay out playing all night on May 14 as venues open up for a very special nocturnal beano of culture

Published on April 15th 2010.

Light Night Liverpool – a must

NIGHT owls in Liverpool can look forward to a special evening of fantastic arty facts and fun – there's even food and drink thrown in - as the city's museums unlock their doors for a special “after hours” celebration.

If disco dancing marathons don't grab you, there's a silent disco. Or you can get your kicks with a Toulouse-Lautrec tour or marvel at the city's fantastic architecture on a trek. ir Ranulph Fiennes is even in on the act as part of Light Night on Friday May 14.

Pen it in your diary now. You are going.

Light Night in Liverpool is part of the Museums at Night, the annual after-hours celebration of UK culture, history and heritage. Over the weekend of 14-16 May 2010, museums and galleries all over the UK will be opening late and staging over 230 superb events.

In Liverpool that means a springtime celebration of culture, bringing together an impressive array of organisations, venues and individuals from around the city to deliver a night to remember.

Light Night will see over 50 venues and organisations including the city’s world class museums and gallery spaces open up. There's plenty of music and performance too.

It's a chance to not only visit established venues and undiscovered spaces around the city in a relaxed family friendly atmosphere, but to take in a special offer from one of the many cafes, bars and restaurants jumping on board to complete the experience.

It follows on from the highly successful Long Night which took place in October 2008 and September 2009. Many galleries, museums and businesses have already signed up to become part of the Light Night with more organisations coming on board every day.

Liverpool Confidential will be out and about that night. See you around? Yes we will.

Light Night highlights so far

FACT – Disco dance marathon plus the art of 3D with Sparkle

The Walker Art Gallery - open until 10.30 pm providing the first viewing and special talks of the new exhibition by Toulouse-Lautrec ‘High Kicks and Low Life’ with accordion music and French food and wine in the Walker café.

Tate Liverpool – Sculpture Arty Party – a silent disco in 70s style surroundings.

Liverpool Architecture Tour - a one hour tour led by the Liverpool Architectural Society, exploring some of the gems of city’s World Heritage Site such as: Oriel Chambers, The Three Graces, Martins Bank Building, the Town Hall and ending at the Pier Head.

The Bluecoat – contemporary Craft and Art Market, delicious barbecue, music and comedy.

Radio City Tower – special chance to experience spectacular evening views of the city.

Victoria Gallery and Museum Blackwell’s present Sir Ranulph Fiennes - Adventurer, explorer, world record holder who will be appearing for one night only at the Victoria Gallery & Museum to talk about his life and adventures.

59 Rodney Street - nocturnal tour of Mr Hardman’s unique time capsule of Liverpool life in the mid 20th century. The Georgian terraced house is the former studio and home of the photographer E. Chambre Hardman.

For more information visit Open Culture at www.culture.org.uk or click here.

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