The Slightly Light Night – Wirral, 14 Oct 2010

The Slightly Light Night
Public open art evening in Wirral
Thursday October 14 2010

The Slightly Light Night is a public art evening planned for the 14th of October in Birkenhead of 3 venues that are part of the Liverpool Independents.

Venue A is Home at Woodside ferry terminal has offered their walls for a temporary exhibition and will have Orange Zebra, a local band playing as the ferries arrive from Liverpool. Home will be open from 5 to 8pm with café available for the purchase of refreshments.

Venue B is the temporary gallery space in 26, Argyle Street, Birkenhead called The Six Rooms Gallery and will be open from 5.30 until 8pm and will be showing the work of 12 Wirral based artists curated by Theresia Cadwallader with a talk about History and Art in Birkenhead by artist, Daniel James. Refreshments available.

Venue C is the permanent gallery space housed in the Lauries Centre, on Claughton Road which will be open from 7 until 10pm showing the current exhibition Zero Blank Eye Candy curated by Simon Mack and showcasing work from the UK and international artists.

The evening event is a scaled down version of the Light Night and Long Night events that have been so successful in the last few years in the galleries and museums of Liverpool.  This collaboration between The Six Rooms Gallery and The Lauries Centre is the result of the greater communication between art venues and artists based in the Wirral. Eventually, there is the hope that the Slightly Light Night could develop to encompass more galleries and museums based in the Wirral if the event carries on in future years. There is the potential to have the Slightly Bright Night in spring.


The Six Rooms Gallery is a temporary exhibition space for the duration of the Independents festival. The exhibition in the gallery on the Slightly Light Night will be the second show for The Six Rooms and will show the work of 12 Wirral artists and craftspeople, namely David Brown, Susan Brown, Barry Canning Eaton, May Chong, Linda Evans, Bernard Howden, Toni Hughes, Barbara Meynell, Wendy Williams, Carolyn Shepherd, Rob Symington and Cathy Wu. There will be light refreshments available.

Zero Blank Eye Candy at The Lauries Centre is curated by Simon Mack and showcases the work of Carol Ramsey (UK) , St.+St. collective (Germany), Leon Jakeman (UK), Christina Mitrentse (Greece), Bob Briscoe (UK)+ Simon Mack (UK). There will be a public bar available at The Lauries Centre.

The Slightly Light Night will also offer an opportunity for other arts organisation and artists to promote their events on the Wirral, including The Wirral Open Studios (organised by Micheline Robinson for the 13th and 14th of November), The Oxton Art Fair (20th and 21st of November) and the artists of the 3rd exhibition at The Six Rooms Gallery as well as information about The Big Draw at the Williamson Art Gallery on the 24th of October organised by Marie Mairs of the Oxton Artists.

There will be a rickshaw available to transport guests between the three venues with 3 volunteer cyclists but one rickshaw won’t get all of us there so take the 10 minute walk or 5 minute taxi ride! after 6.30pm.

Borrow an umbrella from The Six Rooms Gallery (part of Daniel James’ installation “Can’t Buy me Love” from the Group One at The Six Rooms Gallery) and carry a message of love and support to The Lauries Centre, there will be a collection point to receive them and feel free to add your own comment of love to your temporary brolly!

All welcome….leave your car at home at join us for our first public evening art opening in Birkenhead. Free pedometers and other goodies to promote health and well being. We have been supported by the 2010 Year of Health and Wellbeing.

Venue A
5 until 8pm
Woodside Ferry Approach
Woodside Ferry Terminal
CH41 6DU

Venue B
5.30 until 8pm
The Six Rooms Gallery
26 Argyle Street
Wirral, CH41 6AE

Venue C
7pm until 10pm at
The Lauries Centre
142 Claughton Road,
Wirral, CH41 6EY

Alison Bailey Smith

Art on Wirral –the left bank of the Mersey

For more information go to our Eventbrite listing

Or our Facebook listing “Slightly Light Night”