Historic Queen Avenue to host ‘street party’ for Liverpool Light Night festival
Light Night Liverpool is an annual one-night arts and culture festival which this year will see more than 100 events taking place across the city centre from 5pm this Friday, May 19. Tony McDonough reports
Liverpool’s only remaining 19th century arcade will host a “street party” to mark Friday’s Light Night festival.
The event, organised by dot-art and Bruntwood, will take place in Queen Avenue between Dale Street and Castle Street, between 5pm and 10pm.
Visitors can enjoy Argentinian street food from CAU, live music from Havana Sugar Kings and puddings provided by The Interesting Eating Company.
The party will also feature a glowing art installation by Sarah Nicholson consisting of 450 plastic bottles; one for each year it takes a bottle to degrade.
Immersive trails of sculpture and light suspended from above will bring the avenue to life and there will be hands-on workshops to allow guests to add their own contribution to the recyclable artwork.
Light Night Liverpool is an annual one-night arts and culture festival which this year will see more than 100 events taking place across the city centre.
Lucy Byrne, managing director at dot-art, said: “Light Night Liverpool is a wonderful opportunity for people to enjoy many of the city’s cultural treasures in a unique and memorable way.
“We are delighted to add our street party to the calendar of events and we are looking forward to welcoming visitors for a fun and interactive experience.”
Colin Forshaw, head of property at Bruntwood, said: “There is a real sense of community among the businesses based at Queen Avenue and it’s great to see so many of them pulling together to create what should be an excellent addition to the Light Night celebrations.”