LightNight Liverpool 2019 – Ritual

Friday 17 May 2019 – venues across Liverpool city centre
5pm – late

LightNight returns on Friday 17 May, unlocking the doors of Liverpool’s best-loved arts, culture and heritage venues late into the night.

A Friday night out like no other, visitors of all ages are invited to follow an unforgettable trail of events with over 100 free performances, exhibitions, installations, workshops, talks and much more.

This year the programme explores ‘ritual’. Rituals of all kinds, ancient and modern, are seen in cultures from all over the world; where there is community, there is also ritual. It will explore personal and collective rituals, from the spiritual to the habitual, and consider how they help us to understand the world and define, or transcend, our place within it.

The full festival programme will be released on 15 April, but LightNight be teasing a few bits and pieces before then so do keep an eye out over at their website. You can also pre-order your printed festival guide – information on how to do so is below.

And don’t forget to let them  know you’re coming (and invite your friends) at the official Facebook event page.

Pre-order your Festival Guide

This year’s festival guide costs £3 (plus £1 postage) and is available for pre-order now from the LightNight website.

Your guide will be posted to you on April 15 when the full festival programme is announced.

You can also pre-order festival tote bags, stickers and other goodies.

All funds raised from the sale of guides and merchandise will be used to fund the future of the festival – thank you for helping us to keep LightNight free.


Would you like to be part of LightNight and gain experience in working in the arts? They are looking for volunteers to work across three areas on the night:

  • Selling LightNight festival guides and merchandise as part of venue welcome teams
  • Filling in audience surveys with members of the public
  • Helping out with specific LightNight events

For more information about these areas and the responsibilities involved, read the full volunteer brief . You can then apply via the online form.

The deadline for applications is midnight on 16 April 2019.

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