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River of Light: What’s on

From Friday 1 to Saturday 9 November we will transform the Liverpool waterfront 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.

Each of our installations is by a creative artist sure to inspire you – read on to find out more about the installations themselves and the creative organisations behind them.

  • River of Light Fireworks

    River of Light Fireworks

    Liverpool Waterfront
    Fri 1 Nov ‘19 - Sat 9 Nov ‘19

    Taking place on Sunday 3 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

  • Globoscope

    Globoscope

    Liverpool Parish Church (Our Lady and Saint Nicholas)
    Fri 1 Nov ‘19 - Sat 9 Nov ‘19

    Globoscope is an immersive work made up of a large number of luminous spheres. Through this intervention, Collectif Coin create a digitalised recreation of the space they inhabit. Configured in

  • Intrude

    Intrude

    Exchange Flags
    Fri 1 Nov ‘19 - Wed 9 Oct ‘19

    Australian artist Adam Parer creates extraordinary large scale immersive works. A fairytale or a nightmare? Joyous or a warning sign? This huge installation is impossible to ignore. Artist:   Amanda Parer

  • Run Beyond

    Run Beyond

    Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
    Fri 1 Nov ‘19 - Sat 9 Nov ‘19

    A single huge figure will dominate the skyline. Stand back and watch their leap to freedom. Artist:   Angelo Benello Venue:  Salthouse Quay Bridge Time:     5.00pm - 10.00pm With thanks

  • Cetus

    Cetus

    Mann Island
    Fri 1 Nov ‘19 - Sat 9 Nov ‘19

    Part of the Constellations Presents season, Cetus re-imagines the poetry of the night sky underwater. Artist:   Kazimier Productions Venue:  Mann Island Basin Time:     5.00pm - 10.00pm With thanks to

  • Spiders

    Spiders

    Cunard Building
    Fri 1 Nov ‘19 - Sat 9 Nov ‘19

    Spiders are invading one of the most iconic buildings in the city.  A monumental light sculpture and a live performance all in one, this artwork brings French company Group Laps

  • Flight

    Flight

    Royal Liver Building
    Fri 1 Nov ‘19 - Sat 9 Nov ‘19

    This unique commission utilises a new lightscape and creates a new focal point for the waterfront in Liverpool. Artist:   Arup Venue:  Royal Liver Building Time:     5.00pm - 10.00pm With

  • Whole Hole

    Whole Hole

    Wapping Dock
    Fri 1 Nov ‘19 - Sat 9 Nov ‘19

    Built into one of the most iconic gateways in the city, this vortex feels like entering a portal into another dimension. Artist:  Vendal & The Wolf- Amsterdam Light Festival Venue:

  • Submergence

    Submergence


    Fri 1 Nov ‘19 - Sat 9 Nov ‘19

    The pieces use many thousands of individual points of suspended light to create feelings of presence and movement within a physical space. The group of works is known collectively as

  • Portal

    Portal

    Albert Dock
    Fri 1 Nov ‘19 - Sat 9 Nov ‘19

    A brand new commission for River of Light this rich, hypnotic artwork will take the audience on a journey through a portal into another world. The Portal installation will be

  • Flock

    Flock

    Liverpool ONE
    Fri 1 Nov ‘19 - Sat 9 Nov ‘19

    As part of the 2019 River of Light festival, Flock symbolizes the coming together of people both near and far. Standing at over three metres high, step inside these beautiful

  • Light Bench

    Light Bench

    Liverpool ONE
    Fri 1 Nov ‘19 - Sat 9 Nov ‘19

    Created by German design duo Heidi and Bernd Spiecker, six benches are illuminated through a programmed sequence, adding a new dimension to the experience of taking the weight off your