Labyrinth returns to illuminate Light Night
22 May 2012
Staff from Liverpool John Moores University and service users and carers from Mersey Care NHS Trust worked together to bring back the candle-lit Labyrinth for Light Night 2012.
The installation of 1000 candles in luminaire bags at the Metropolitan Cathedral was a special project which also celebrated the end of Adult Learners' Week. Visitors were invited to walk around the installation accompanied by TJ & Murphy and other artists including the Brink's Raucous Caucus Recovery Choir and poetry recitals.
Alex Irving, LJMU Senior Lecturer said, "LJMU has used the labyrinth in a number of ways. The Liverpool Screen School uses a 30ft diameter portable canvas labyrinth for structured reflection and fostering creativity with staff and students. The canvas labyrinth is also used for the final day's reflection of a leadership course for SME owners in The Automatic, LJMU's innovation lab.
"In the 2011 Light Night Liverpool Festival a labyrinth of 800 lit candles was installed on the grass outside the Liverpool Art and Design Academy, attracting over 500 visitors and this year we attracted another big crowd highlighting the creative spirit of Liverpool and its community."
LJMU runs an informal Labyrinth workshop at The Automatic in Liverpool. To book a place, please contact Kirsty Barr, LJMU Business Development Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0151 904 6467
The Automatic will soon be moving to its new home, LJMU’s £38 million Redmonds Building on Clarence Street. For further information about The Automatic, visit the website.