Tag : River of Light

24 Oct 2023

Young Artists Shine Bright for River of Light

Some of the artists behind this year’s River of Light installations will be inspiring minds and illuminating creativity with special workshops this week. A unique engagement programme has been developed by Liverpool City Council’s Culture Liverpool team, which will give young people in-person creative sessions with five of this year’s featured artists. The aim is to encourage the students to create their own artworks, and get them excited about River of Light at the same time. In a huge coup, […]

17 Oct 2023

Visit Liverpool for ‘River of Light 2023’

From Friday 27 October to Sunday 5 November, Liverpool’s free outdoor art gallery will illuminate the city centre from 5pm to 9pm, with this year’s theme ‘United By Light’ paying homage to the United By Music strapline – used when Liverpool hosted the Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of Ukraine in May 2023. Read on for further details and our gallery. River of Light – United by Light 27 October – 5 November 2023 River of Light is an outdoor […]

14 Oct 2022
Affinity will be showcased as part of River of Light 2022 ©Amigo & Amigo

Countdown is on to River of Light

There’s just one week to go until Liverpool’s Waterfront is illuminated once again with an incredibly popular FREE outdoor art gallery. For 17 nights from Friday 21 October to Sunday 6 November, River Of Light will play host to a series of artworks created by local, national and international artists – all on the theme of Unexpected Twist – a nod to the World Gymnastics Championships 2022 which is taking place in the city ​during the same period. The 2km walking trail, includes […]

22 Sep 2022
Marketing Liverpool's Roz Lloyd attends Liverpool's 'River of Light' 2021 with her son Jamie


The grandest of grade-listed buildings, strikingly contrast against neon-soaked strobe beams. Pulsating technicolour displays welcoming wanderers from afar. An explosion of colour, illuminating a city alive with the buzz from an electric assortment of activities. One special Liverpool arts and culture event surely lights up more faces than any other… There’s nothing quite like Liverpool’s ‘River of Light’ – A true ‘shining example’ of the colourful cultural event our city is world-famous for. Year on year, the event’s following grows, […]

21 Sep 2022
River of Light - Liverpool 2021

River of Light Returns for 2022!

One of Liverpool’s most popular events is back next month to light up the city centre. River of Light is set to illuminate the waterfront across 17 nights from Friday 21 October to Sunday 6 November, and will showcase ten artworks from a host of local, national and international artists along a 2km route. The installations will include a mix of brand new, never-before-seen commissions as well as existing artworks which haven’t been on display in the city before. The […]

12 Oct 2021

River of Light artworks announced

The 12 artworks which will transform Liverpool’s waterfront this month as part of River of Light have been revealed. For 17 nights, from Friday 22 October until Sunday 7 November, the waterfront will be transformed into a FREE illuminated outdoor art gallery. Twelve large scale light artworks will create a 2km trail in the fourth edition of River of Light. The theme this year is ‘Rhythm of the Light’ with each of the artworks being inspired by the relationship between […]