The Long Night of the AND Festival

The Long Night of the AND Festival

Thursday 24 September
5.30pm until very late

30 Galleries, 11 Music venues, 10 guided tours, 24 hours and breakfast.
The Long Night Returns!

Following its success in 2008 the popular Long Night returns on Thursday 24 September in conjunction with the Abandon Normal Devices (AND) festival.

Here are some of the highlights of The Long Night of the AND Festival.

For the first time ever you can;

- Visit Mr Hardman’s Photographic Studio at night. (Limited spaces so pre booking essential)
- Visit the top of the Cathedral tower and Radio City tower at night and then compare the views with Ben Johnson’s Cityscape at the Walker Art Gallery.
- Visit artists at work in their studios at Arena Art & Design studios and Elevator Artists studios. both in the Elevator building above LEAF tea shop.
- Make your own artist print at the Bluecoat Print Studio
- Enjoy the first Liverpool Phil/CAMRA Real Ale Beer Festival Beer and Brass at the Phil, with a live Oompah Band made up of players from the RLPO brass section.

Other highlights include:

- A Foundation is having a Really-Long Night with a 24 hour programme including music and dancing until 2.00am, live dance from TILT, all - night cinema (bring your own sleeping bag!) and a non-stop 24 hour interview involving over 70 artists, curators, musicians and insomniacs. Breakfast will be available from 8am the next day.
- Andrew Motion (Poet Laureate 1999-2009) will be reading his work at the Bluecoat, where the Liverpool Poetry Café continues its excellent programme of readings by the very best contemporary poets.
- The Walker Art Gallery is open until 10.30pm with atmospheric DJ sets, live music and poetry from Malcontents; a dark melancholic pop act, and the Hushtones, a talented guitar based songwriting duo; plus Susan Hedges.
- To accompany her exhibition 'Precarious' at Tate Liverpool, pioneering performance artist Carolee Schneeman will be giving a performance lecture entitled Mysteries of the Iconographies.
- Steve Binns, Liverpool’s much loved Community Historian will lead a guided tour disclosing the radical history associated with both St Georges Hall and the Newz Bar on Water Street (and many places in between - including the town hall).
- There will be free tours of Merseytravel’s George’s Dock Tunnel Ventilation Building at the Pier Head.
- You can see around backstage at the Liverpool Empire Theatre. Tours are on the hour from 5pm with the last tour at 9.00pm.
- Join Hide&Seek at FACT for four hours of free social games and social experiences: chasing hiding, deducing, observing and drawing, and help celebrate FACT’s 20th birthday at a very special party.
- Enjoy Lambert Kamps’ Canal Taxi and Ben Parry’s Mint Teahouse Boat, both at Salthouse Dock. Both Liverpool Biennial projects

Download the full Long Night of the AND Festival programme here

The Long Night of the AND Festival is Sponsored by Merseytravel
Why not use the bus, train or ferry to get to the Long Night of the AND Festival? It is so much easier to use public transport than trying to find a parking space and a Saveaway ticket will probably help you save money too.

Traveline Merseyside (0871 200 22 33) can help you with all your queries on how to get to the venue of your choice by bus, train or ferry so you can arrive refreshed and ready to enjoy the night.

Timetables are available on the Merseytravel website where there is a handy journey planner as well. www.merseytravel.gov.uk

The Long Night is supported by LARC (Liverpool Arts regeneration Consortium) through it's Liverpool Thrive programme (funded by Arts Council England).

LARC is a partnership of eight of the major cultural institutions in Liverpool, which aims to increase the contribution of the arts and cultural sector to the regeneration of the city-region. The partners include the Bluecoat, FACT, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, National Museums Liverpool, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society, Tate Liverpool and the Unity Theatre.

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