The University’s LightNight activities attracted hundreds of visitors who enjoyed a number of events organised across the campus.
A packed audience at the Victoria Gallery & Museum’s (VG&M) enjoyed an interview with comic book artist, John Higgins, who spoke about his life and the inspiration behind his works, which are being showcased at the VG&M.
Afterwards, as darkness fell, visitors to University Square were then treated to an art installation created by John Higgins which saw a projected image of Judge Dredd direct volunteers on bikes to use their pedal power to bring to life an enormous `cursed earth’ dandelion on the exterior of the VG&M,
Elsewhere on campus, over 200 visitors enjoyed the spectacular panoramic views across the city from the top floor of the Roxby Building. The event, organised by the Department of Geography & Planning, included plenty of fun and informative activities for visitors of all ages and the event drew to a conclusion with the beautiful sight of the sun setting over the city.
The Garstang Museum of Archeaology gave young and older visitors the opportunity to take in its latest exhibition, `The Book of the Dead: Passport through the Underworld’ which features never before displayed objects, including magical amulets, coffins and papyri, the exhibition and a practical guide to navigating the ancient Egyptian underworld.
LightNight is the city’s free annual late night arts festival featuring over 100 free cultural events for all ages. It is produced by local social enterprise, Open Culture.
LightNight on campus is part of the University’s Open House – an exciting fortnight of free public events which runs from 15-25 May and features a vibrant line up of topical talks, performances, exhibitions and interactive experiences. To find out more about the Open House programme of events, visit this webpage.