Get artsy this weekend at venues across the city.
Friday evening is going to be so exciting because Light Night Liverpool is back and running tons of fantastic events around the city. If you’ve never experienced this amazing art festival before, this year is your chance, and once you’ve been you’ll be coming back every year.
From spoken-word poetry to graffiti, this is a celebration of Liverpool’s artists and those from further afield. What’s more, it’s completely free! So if you’re looking for something to do this weekend then take a look at the website and browse through the events – there’s bound to be something there for everyone. Here are a few events that caught our eye:
Save The Green – Augmented Reality Mystery Hunt
🕘 5pm – 9pm
This event plays on the idea that there are tiny creatures all around Liverpool who inspire the creative souls of the city. However, one tribe of tiny creatures has gone missing and it’s your job to help find them! You’ll need a smartphone for this one because the clues to this treasure hunt can only be seen through a phone screen, which is the augmented reality aspect of this event, and it sounds like a really cute couple of hours spent in the city. You need to book tickets so head to the website if you’d like to secure a spot. Really, the event is for kiddies but we’re sure it would be fun for all of the family.
Play At Northern Lights
🕘 5pm – 9pm
📍Northern Lights, Cains Brewery Village, 5 Mann Street, L8 5AF
Ever wondered what goes on at Northern Lights behind the scenes? Well, now you can find out! Northern Lights is opening its doors to the public so that we can explore the artist’s studios, and there will be exhibitions on the theme of ‘play’. Make sure you book via the website if you’d like to secure a spot. This event is aimed at adults, but most of the events are family-friendly and this one is too.
🕘 8pm – 10pm
📍Liverpool Town Hall, High St, L2 3SW
This is one of the most intriguing events taking place, at which you can either choose to play ‘The Game’ or simply spectate. You can play as, ‘the police, a politician, a criminal or a migrant’, and you must play with integrity. So, really this is a kind of social study turned into a game, during which you have to try and understand the perspectives of other players in their respective roles. It’s family-friendly but any kiddies playing should be over the age of 12, and you can book your spot on the website.