EXHIBITION: A LightNight Liverpool 2018 Commission: Stanza.  Friday 18 May 2018 5pm-late, city centre location.

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LightNight 2018: Transformation

Friday 18 May 2018
5pm – late
Admission free

A new site-specific light installation by artist John Elcock is one of seven new commissions to feature in LightNight Liverpool 2018, the free one-night arts festival taking place on Friday 18 May.

Stanza will transform a device familiar to all of us in our daily encounters with the modern world, into something altogether more enigmatic and less purposeful. Selected fragments of his published poetry will form the basis of the piece, in which a city street will become a place for poetry, reflection and illumination.

The precise location of Stanza will be revealed shortly.

The festival theme for the ninth annual LightNight is Transformation. LightNight 2018 will question and reflect upon the transformative nature of the self and the world around us. Understood as a significant change in people or place, ‘transformation’ is happening all around us: visible or invisible, turbulent and political, personal and emotional.

LightNight is produced by Liverpool-based social enterprise Open Culture. It is a unique collaborative event between over 100 organisations, with events staged across 50 city centre venues; the festival aims to raise the profile of the arts in Liverpool, to develop audiences, foster collaboration and offer a platform for both established and emerging artists.

Printed festival guides can be purchased from selected venues across the city centre from 1 May 2018 or pre-ordered online here for just £4: www.lightnightliverpool.co.uk/shop

To learn more about Stanza, the other six commissioned works, and the artists behind them visit