Saturday, 25 October 2008

The Long Night Of The Biennial 30/10/08

As we have mentioned in a previous post, The Hope Street Project are participating in the above.

Here is a press release abot the whole night:

The Long Night of the Biennial
Thursday 30 October 2008

Night-time Liverpool will be transformed as an unprecedented number of the city’s galleries will keep their doors open to the public, some until 11.00pm. A nocturnal feast of art, events, music, film and performance will give visitors a very special experience of the visual arts in Liverpool during the Long Night of the Biennial on Thursday 30 October 2008.

Come straight from work, join in the debate, do the tours, wear the glowstick, eat & meet, watch it all happen, and enjoy Liverpool’s favourite and up and coming studios and galleries.


Special torch lit walking tours will add an enchanting dimension to the experience of viewing works outside the usual gallery spaces – half hourly between 7.00 & 10.00pm from the Liverpool Biennial 2008 Visitor Centre on Lime Street. You can pre book on 08452 202 800

Merseytravel’s Tunnel Tours team will host two tours of George’s Dock Ventilation Building at the Pier Head – at 6.00pm and 7.30pm. Pre book the free one-hour tours on 0151 236 8602 ext 204.


It’s the opening night of Liverpool Music Week, and there will be free live music in many galleries including The Walker Art Gallery, the Bluecoat, FACT, Tate Liverpool, Red Wire, CUC, View Two and 3345 Parr St.


Pre-booking is recommended for Biennial artist Luisa Lambri’s talk at Tate Liverpool and the Le Corbusier debate, but just turn up before 6.30pm to hear Juan Cruz (Head of Art, Liverpool School of Art and Design) at The Royal Standard.


There will be an outdoor projection on the east wall of Merseytravel’s Georges Dock Building, plus films at the Bluecoat, FACT, Open Eye, Tate Liverpool, and on the BBC Big Screen.

Free Bus travel for 08 card holders

Merseytravel is also supporting the Long Night of the Biennial with a special deal on the S1 bus. Visitors can take advantage of the S1 bus, which takes a ‘cultural circuit’ around the city centre from 6.00pm-11.00pm. The service will be free to all passengers producing an ‘08 card from 6.00pm on the day.

Eating & Meeting

Take your pick from a whole variety of gallery choices to meet and eat during the evening.

The Long Night List

Galleries, studios and organisations involved are Liverpool Biennial 2008, the Bluecoat, FACT, Open Eye Gallery, Tate Liverpool, The Walker Art Gallery, A Foundation, Arena Art & Design Association, BBC Big Screen, Black-E, Bluecoat Display Centre, The Bridewell Gallery, CCP Car Park, Ceri Hand Gallery, Contemporary Urban Centre, Curve Gallery, dot-art, Merseytravel’s Georges Dock Building, Hope Street Project, Metropolitan Cathedral Crypt, Red Wire, The Royal Standard, Static Trading Co., St Georges Hall Visitor Centre, Victoria Gallery and Museum, View Two Gallery, Wolstenholme Projects, 3345 Parr Street.

Please visit
for full programme details or pick up a brochure on 30 October.

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