This event has ended

River of Light 2021

Add to itinerary
Venue Various venues
Admission Free
Start Time 00:00
End Time 00:00

Culture Liverpool are back again with their popular River of Light event and it’s time to bring the city streets alive with the Rhythm of the Light!

This autumn, join them on the iconic Liverpool waterfront as they bring the waterfront to life with an outdoor illuminated art gallery. Join them on an illuminated trail of light installations featuring art, music, and light.

This season’s installations combine the love of music in Liverpool with the incredible art and cultural scene in the city. Bring the family, bring your friends, enjoy a series of installations celebrating a host of magical and musical themes.

Some of the highlights include:

Dance Together – Canning Dock Quayside, Museum of Liverpool

A brand new commission bringing together artistic studio Lucid Creates and Suzannah Pettigrew with Chibuku to celebrate recently passing the milestone of 20 years of events in the city.

This sound and light experience will bring together archive music from some of the most celebrated nights in the club’s history alongside site specific poetry created by multidisciplinary artist Suzannah Pettigrew.

This celebration of club culture will be accompanied by a collection of digital images from across the 20+ years of Chibuku in the atrium of the Museum of Liverpool.

Liverpool, Love of my life – Liverpool, Town Hall

Chila Kumari Burman is one of the UK’s most celebrated artists and she returns to her hometown for this unique new commission.

Inspired by Diwali – which is on the 4 November – and her love of Liverpool, this collection of neon artworks will take over the front of Liverpool Town Hall and be accompanied by an Indian and Bollywood inspired soundtrack.

Light Piano 2.0 XL by Kleurbleur

Light Piano 2.0 XL has been programmed by Open Culture, who produce projects and events that create platforms for artists and to make the arts more welcoming and accessible to the public.

In this installation the sound of the piano is being mobilised and visualised, allowing the audience not only to play the piano but also to play the light. The colours of the cubes surrounding the piano become for example blue, light blue, purple – responding to the piano playing.

Spriteworks – Canal Basin, Pier Head

The first outdoor commission from Warrington-based artist Pastel Castles, this artwork is inspired by classic 90s computer games. Working in partnership with local collective The Kazimier, Spriteworks brings together a 3D visualisation of classic 2D gaming with a bespoke soundtrack created by the artist on her original Gameboy.

The Pool – Chavasse Park, Liverpool ONE

Jen Lewin has shown her interactive light sculpture around the world and is bringing one of her most celebrated works The Pool to Liverpool.

The Pool is a giant field of light comprised of over 100 interactive LED platforms that respond to touch, creating incredible colourful light effects when walked on. The piece will be accompanied by an atmospheric soundtrack curated by the artist.

Details on all of the other artworks being presented can be found at and include;

Sonic Runway by Rob Jensen & Warren Trezevant, Iconic Site by Sans Facon, Trumpet Flowers by Amigo and Amigo, Wave by Squidsoup, Fly by Night by The Kazimier, Singularity by Squidsoup and Limelight: Saturday Night by Sans Facon.

Photo Credit: Visit Liverpool



Keep in touch

Sign up to keep up to date with what's on in the city!
© 2021 Uncover Liverpool. All rights reserved.
Website Design by CraigNotGraham.