Be part of LightNight: Transformation

Be part of LightNight:Transformation
Friday 18 May 2018

LightNight is Liverpool’s annual late-night arts festival, returning for 2018 on Friday 18 May. Produced by social enterprise Open Culture, LightNight aims to promote the city’s arts and cultural offer to those who may not usually engage with the arts and showcase the astonishing creativity that flourishes in the city year-round.

We’re inviting artists and arts, culture and heritage organisations of all sizes to put forward special events and activities to be part of next year’s festival. All activity must take place within the city centre between 5pm – late on Friday 18 May and respond to the festival theme of ‘Transformation’.

We’re looking for events including everything from concerts, exhibitions, hands-on workshops and dance to street performance, theatre and talks, to form part of the wider festival programme alongside newly-commissioned works.


On LightNight 2018 we will question and reflect upon the transformative nature of the self and the world around us.
Understood as a significant change in people or place, ‘transformation’ is happening all around us: visible or invisible, turbulent and political, personal and emotional, for better or for worse.

All proposed activities must respond in some way to the theme.

Your activity might explore social or political movements such as feminism or LGBTQ+ rights, urban sociology, psychogeography, the utopian dream, ecological issues, the Butterfly Effect, ethical or philosophical questions or even experiment with the transformation of form, function and matter through science, making and art.

Submit a proposal

Before submitting your proposal, please read the full information here. You can then submit your idea via our short online form.

The deadline for proposals is midnight on Friday 29 December 2017.


As LightNight draws nearer we’ll be looking for a dedicated team of volunteers to help deliver the festival; to receive more information about volunteering, join our mailing list here and select the ‘Volunteering Opportunities’ checkbox.