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LightNight at the museums

14 May 2013 by Louise Beard

Museum of Liverpool exterior at night

Dusk at Museum of Liverpool (c) Ben Kirkpatrick

There’s not long to go until Liverpool’s one-night arts festival, LightNight this Friday and here at the museums we’ve got plenty to offer.

Museum of Liverpool are celebrating ancient history with Big Heritage’s Roman Medicine Roadshow from 4-8pm. There’ll be the opportunity to join a workshop with a bone specialist who will demonstrate how we can learn about past lives from human remains; then watch Roman Gladiators fight it out and have their wounds healed using Roman herbal remedies. You can even look like you’ve been part of the battle by paying a visit to make-up artists, So Coco Rouge who will be using their skills to inflict battle wounds and scars on willing visitors.

Up at the Walker Art Gallery from 5-10pm there will be a feast for the senses with singing from Liverpool Community Choir and LIPA students taking place amongst the gallery’s artwork. Both groups will be singing songs inspired by this year’s LOOK/13 photo festival theme, ‘who do you think you are’. Then learn more about the gallery and its works with bitesize tours which will be running throughout the evening.

Little ones will be able to join the fun too as Little Liverpool at Museum of Liverpool is open until 6pm and Big Art at the Walker is staying up until 7.30pm.

See the full LightNight programme here.

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