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MetiNews.Com - The full programme, revealed today, includes oracle card readings, circus skills and 80s arcade games
Breaking News ! Liverpool Town Hall is being turned into a giant game for LightNight 2021. Visitors are invited to play 'The Game' either as a spectator or by becoming one of the characters - the police, a politician, a criminal or a migrant. The action takes place in the Ballroom, where you will be asked to to answer a series of questions. A lot of the details are being kept under wraps until nearer LightNight on Friday, May 21, but organisers have said the "challenge is to move around the board and play your role with honesty and integrity. This is a chance to play, to explore your beliefs, express ideas and reposition yourself in our capsule society." Age guidance is 12+ as the game has been designed for adults but is family-friendly. It is presented by photographer and fine artist Ruth Dillon. It will take place from 8-10pm. The full LightNight 2021 programme is being released today and includes a Big Top at the Black-E, where you can watch performers and learn circus skills yourself, personal oracle card readings live on Instagram and 80s arcade games lighting up the LIPA building on Mount Street. Liverpool arts & culture Sign up for Arts & Culture newsletter Liverpool Biennial exhibitions date Les Miserables touring to Empire 33 Liverpool theatre shows you can book Previously announced events include live drag cabaret on Church Street and Liverpool synth pop trio Stealing Sheep transforming themselves into a human musical instrument. There are also plenty of activities and events to enjoy online. You can see the full programme here. Other LightNight 2021 highlights include: LUX by Focal Studios, DefProc Engineering, Urban Workbench and Everyman & Playhouse Theatres An interactive, projection-mapped game created especially for St Luke’s Church. LUX is an immersive augmented reality game and art installation, giving visitors the chance to interact with the iconic venue. Inside a futuristic control pod, inspired by 80s sci-fi games, players use contactless gesture controls to play with a wondrous machine and see the building come alive with light and energy. Tickets will be released today. 20:30 - 23:00 at St Luke’s ‘Bombed Out’ Church Girls on Deck present:Unity Toxteth DJs Girls on Deck aspires to nurture and celebrate the next generation of women and nonbinary DJ’s working in Liverpool. For LightNight they present some of the exciting young students they mentor at the Toxteth Unity Youth Club, who could go on to dominate the Liverpool club scene in years to come. Playing everything from hip hop, afrobeats, UK garage and more, you’re invited to come and enjoy the party. Tickets will be released today.
. A specially created oracle deck will shed light on the present, but also help us to imagine and manifest a better future. 17:00 - 17:30 & 20:00 - 20:30 Online – live on Instagram Paint The Skyby Despite the Monkey Exploring the possibilities of play as creativity, Despite the Monkey invites you to join them in Liverpool Town Hall or online, as we enlist your help in constructing a digital mural of the city’s skyline. Take part by visiting us in Liverpool Town Hall’s majestic Council Chamber where we’ll be projecting the mural, or by going online and designing your own tile from wherever you may be. 20:00 - 22:00 at Liverpool Town Hall and online
Play with Fireby Bring the Fire Project Join in with an extraordinary, adrenaline packed pre booked workshop to learn how to do basic tricks and manipulation with a fire sword or fire fan. Initially without fire, but then progressing to setting the props alight under the close supervision of our experienced instructors with full safety training. Tickets will be released today. In-person at Black Lodge Brewing My Favourite Place: Keith Medley Photographic Archive Join Liverpool John Moores University to explore the Keith Medley Photographic Archive and contribute your own memories and observations of these special places that live on in the hearts of Scousers. Keith Medley was a commercial photographer on Merseyside between 1949 and 1987. His Wallasey-based photographic business made him well-known in the area for his work as a wedding, portrait and press photographer. Online Give Us Work Not Dole: Meccano Factorypresented by Central Library Liverpool based Labour historian Dr. Greig Campbell with give a 30-minute talk that explores the little-known story of a rank-and-file workers' occupation of Liverpool's Meccano plant - the so-called Factory of Dreams. Using archival source material, comic book style illustrations and oral testimonies, Give Us Work Not Dole provides an intimate account of the 1979-80 fight to save the facility from closure – a campaign that represents one of the most remarkable chapters in Merseyside’s illustrious labour history. 19:00—20:00 Online talk with Q&A Liverpool Biennial 2021:The Stomach and the Port Curated by Manuela Moscoso, The Stomach and the Port presents a total of 50 artists from 30 countries around the world with 150 works of art, including 47 new commissions. It explores concepts of the body, drawing on non-Western thinking where the body is seen as fluid, being continuously shaped by, and actively shaping its environment. Tickets will be released today. At Tate Liverpool, Open Eye Gallery, Bluecoat, FACT, Lush Building, Cotton Exchange, Lewis’s Building and Dr Martin Luther King Jr Building Drawing Club with Laura-Kate Draws Families are invited to a playful workshop full of fun activities, resulting in a series of character drawings and a mini zine. Bring your imaginations and let your creativity flow over your paper. Suited to children aged 5-12 years old, who should attend with a parent or guardian. Tickets will be released today. 18:00—19:30 Online via Zoom
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