Light Night

5:00pm - 9:00pm / Friday 18th May 2018 / Venue: Victoria Gallery & Museum
Type: Other / Category: Public / Series: Open House 2018
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The University is holding four events as part of Liverpool’s ‘LightNight’ celebrations.

Victoria Gallery & Museum
New perspectives workshop, 5-9pm
Join ceramic artist Louise Waller in this interactive workshop as she develops an unfinished artwork and learn how to create clay flowers and leaves to transform a plain column into a three-dimensional living structure. The finished product will form part of one of the ‘New Perspectives’ exhibitions which sees award-winning ceramicist, Phoebe Cummings, re-imagine a former women’s common room. transform an existing exhibition through an interactive workshop

Battle of Actium Re-enactment, 6-9pm
To celebrate the loan of the ancient Roman Meroë Head of Augustus from the British Museum, we have collaborated with the Liverpool Wargames Association for a re-enactment of the famous Battle of Actium. A decisive part in the final war of the Roman Republic, the battle became the catalyst for Octavian’s transformation from ambitious politician into what was effectively the first Roman Emperor.

Book of the Dead: passport through the underworld, 6pm and 7pm
Experience the mysteries of the ancient Egyptian Underworld. Learn about the helpers of the deceased and the amulets of protection. Find out what was involved in the Judgement and learn what happened if you did not pass. You can even give it a go yourself, if you dare! This is an opportunity to see the transformation of the human body after death and learn how ancient Egyptians altered the natural process of decay.

The Victoria Gallery & Museum café will be open until 9pm offering an assortment of hot food (available until 8pm) and drinks and cakes.

Garstang Museum of Archaeology
Bringing mummification to life, 7-8pm and 8-9pm
Egyptologists present the history of mummification in Egypt using objects from the collections of the Garstang Museum of Archaeology. This is an opportunity to learn how ancient Egyptians altered the natural process of decay, transforming the human body after death.
FREE but booking advised

For more information on other events taking place across Liverpool on Light Night visit: