Ten to see at this year's LightNight festival across Liverpool

| 14 May 2014

Liverpool's LightNight illuminates the city tonight. Here are ten to look out for

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Sense a Sound Battle between two teams of audio-visual bands

Moving between the streets, Tate Liverpool and two cathedrals, this battle blazes between The Kazimier and The Harlequin Dynamite Marching Band, pitting heavy rhythmical drums and a synth-mobile against melodic brass and percussion. The troops move in choreograhed formations while wearing pattern-coded camouflage.

Perfect your art at Baltic Creative

Set in the Baltic Triangle, this welcoming space has a range of workshops to chance your arm at. A photography studio and monoprinting sessions are accompanied by live music in the café.

Dance, dance, dance at The Black-E

World dance experts with a spring in their step and a curve in their bellies, Movema are experts at teaching exotic dance moves. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes and break out the moves.

Meander through the Candle Lit Labyrinth at Blackburne House

Described as “the ultimate outdoor chill-out experience”, Gareth Price’s design is based around ancient symbols of creativity and symbolism. Once you’ve twirled through it, the House Café is open until late.

See Syndrome at the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology

Antonio Roberts’ glitch art (a way of disrupting digital coding) will turn Ropewalks Square into a digital control panel and light show, influenced by the movements of visitors in a live audio-visual performance. This is a partnership with FACT, which also has its exhibitions open during the festival.

Catch a glimpse of the Spirits of Ayahuasca at 43 Jamaica Street

Look through the window to reveal Philly Noone’s installation from another dimension, made with translucent materials and light, channelling animated spirits and heavily inspired by psychedelic art.

Watch ice art being carved at the Anglican Cathedral

Ice sculptors Glacial Art, of Game of Thrones fame, carve a live work of ice art in the spectacular surroundings of the Cathedral’s plateau. The piece will commemorate World War I.

Enjoy a sneak peak of Liverpool Biennial

Find out all about an iconic building which will be restored to life for the latest edition of the Biennial in July. The mystery meeting point has been announced as Suitcases on Hope Street.

Admire five top artists at Duke Street Studios

A two-week exhibition by the five resident artists at this studio - Cherie Grist, Colette Lilley, Laura O’Reilly, Nicola Hands and Karen O’Brien - launches on LightNight, 16 months after the collective first formed.

Dazzle under vast light projections at the Metropolitan Cathedral and The Bluecoat

Huge projections conveying the sense of optimism at the onset of the First World War, beamed onto the Bluecoat – the city’s oldest Grade I-listed central building – and the portland stone Bell Tower of the Metropolitan Cathedral.


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Hundreds of events take place for Museums at Night between May 15-17 2014. Visit museumsatnight.org.uk and follow the festival on Twitter@MuseumsAtNight.

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Pics: Mark McNulty; Hamish McKeown; Tate; Cerith Wyn Evans / White Cube London
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