Cultural venues open their doors late for the Long Night of the Liverpool Biennial 2012
Cultural venues will open late into the evening on Friday as part of the Long Night of the Liverpool Biennial.
The 2012 event will see the Biennial linking up with Open Culture and visual arts organisations and venues in the city to create a special evening of exhibitions and events.
Major venues hosting Biennial exhibitions, including the Cunard Building, Copperas Hill sorting office, Bluecoat, Open Eye Gallery, Royal Standard, Tate Liverpool and the Walker Art Gallery, will keep their doors open until about 10pm.
There will also be specially-organised events at some locations.
These include Liverpool Hope students and staff presenting electro- acoustic installations at its Everton campus, a John Head acoustic set at the Victoria Gallery and Museum, in Brownlow Hill, and storytelling and projections at the Lantern theatre, while something special is set to happen at Elmgreen and Dragset’s VIP door, outside John Lewis in Liverpool One.
Meanwhile, the Walker Art Gallery will host three performances of Stargazing by the Sense Of Sound Choir and The Kazimier presents A Culture Less Ordinary involving music, curious costumes and optical projections.
Liverpool Biennial director Sally Tallant said today: “Long Night of the Biennial is a great opportunity for residents and visitors alike to enjoy late- night opening across the Biennial venues.
“In particular, the special events to accompany the exhibitions help make for a fun social occasion, attracting families and friends to make an evening of the free art on offer in the city.”
For full details of Friday’s activities, visit either www.biennial.com or www.culture.org.uk/longnight2012
[Image: Liverpool Biennial 2012. Coloured pigeons on the Walker Art Gallery rooftop looking down on the city]
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