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From Friday 1 to Saturday 9 November, the Liverpool waterfront will be transformed with light, colour and sound as ten incredible art commissions by some of the most exciting international light artists will be on display in iconic locations across the city.

We will be back once again with a fantastic firework display on Sunday 3 November – if you have any questions you can always contact us via our social media but we have a range of FAQs below which may help.

What is River of Light about?

From Friday 1 to Saturday 9 November, the Liverpool waterfront will be transformed with light, colour and sound as ten incredible art commissions by some of the most exciting international light artists will be on display in iconic locations across the city.

When are the River of Light Fireworks on?

The River of Light fireworks will return for one night only on SUNDAY 3 NOVEMBER provided by Titanium Fireworks, one of the world’s leading pyrotechnic companies.

There will be two simultaneous displays, both from the waterfront in Liverpool which will start at 6.30pm with a soundtrack featuring artists and songs which have been big in Liverpool this year. The display lasts approximately 15 minutes.

Are the fireworks and the other River of Light event free of charge?

Yes, the River of Light events are all FREE of charge – the fireworks displays in Liverpool and Wirral are free to attend.

Are there any age restrictions in attendance at this event?

No, all events are designed to be family friendly and inclusive but we do advise that small children are accompanied by an adult at all times.

Why is this event happening and who is it for?

The River of Light event is part of the Culture Liverpool annual programme of cultural events in Liverpool. Culture Liverpool are the team within Liverpool City Council responsible for the city’s arts and cultural programme and this annual celebratory event is part of Liverpool City Council’s community events.

Where is the best place to view the fireworks?

The fireworks will once again be set off from the Liverpool waterfront on barges in the River Mersey. Viewing areas along the Liverpool waterfront and in New Brighton for viewers in Wirral will offer an excellent viewing area.

Detailed viewing area information will be available on the official River of Light interactive map which will be released shortly. Please join the River of Light Facebook event for a download link to the map – hyperlink is http://bit.ly/ROLEV19 .

Where can I find out about the different light commissions?

Further information on the different light installations can be found on this website – just click the “Installations” tab.

Wil there be any other firework displays in Liverpool?

There are no other official firework displays in Liverpool taking place this year including displays in Newsham and Sefton Park.

What is the best way for me to travel to the fireworks display?

Culture Liverpool are currently working with a number of transport partners across the city to provide up to date transport, route and parking information for travel options to the event. Further information will be added to these FAQs and circulated as soon as this is confirmed along with road closures and diversions.

Please be aware that Lime Street Station will be closed on Sunday 3 November.

Will there be any road restrictions when the River of Light is on?

There are likely to be road restrictions and closures – further information will be made available on the Liverpool City Council website and visitliverpool.co.uk/riveroflight as well as cultureliverpool.co.uk.

Further road closure information will be made available in advance of the event to businesses that may be affected and posted in the Facebook event – link is here http://bit.ly/ROLEV19

Will there be any accessible viewing options for the event?

Once again, Culture Liverpool are pleased to be working with Able AI to ensure access to information and the event is provided to all attendees in a format that is most suitable to everyone’s needs.

Specific accessible viewing from the Museum of Liverpool – Pier Head. A wristband will need to be collected on the evening of the event. There are 50 spaces and is done on a first come first served basis. Contact the event manager for further details

Can I bring my dog?

November can be a difficult time for dogs especially during fireworks celebrations and shows. We strongly advise against bringing any dogs other than assistance dogs, to the event as there are a number of loud noises, crowds and bright lights. This can be incredibly frightening and intimidating for animals and we do not want to cause anyone any distress, including animals.