THOUSANDS of people are expected to descend on Liverpool for a hugely popular arts and culture festival.
More than 50 of the city’s best-known culture venues will open their doors to visitors as part of the Light Night festival, set to take place this year on May 17.
The free event will offer art workshops, street theatre, architecture tours and live music, as well as dozens of other attractions.
Liverpool’s biennial International Photography Festival will launch on the same night and the city could also play host to two special arts events if it wins a key public vote.
Another highlight will see the official public opening of the Central Library, which underwent a two-year restoration programme which was completed earlier this year.