Fancy dress recently formed part of an annual celebration held in a north-west city.Liverpool played host to its annual Long Night on November 18th, with a range of activities taking place and some revellers donning fancy dress costumes to get into the spirit.In total, more than 50 venues were open until late, showing a variety of exhibitions, tours and performances.The night was also the official start of the city's Christmas celebrations and the first evening of the DaDaFest International 2010.
Not only this, but the Cornerstone Festival was also taking place at the same time.Among the events on offer to those in Liverpool on the night was the Tate Liverpool's Sound Relay, which was a large musical procession that led from the Philharmonic Hall down to the Albert Dock and called at Biennial venues along the route.
A one-night festival of arts and culture, Long night is described by organisers as the perfect excuse to visit cultural spaces after hours.Some attendees, potentially including those in fancy dress, stayed at events lasting until 4am.Meanwhile, Hope University staged a special programme of performances especially for the celebration, featuring the Liverpool Harmonic Gospel Choir and the Neil Campbell Collective, as well as a range of exhibitions.
In addition, Salsa in Hope Street saw classes in the type of dance being held at the Merseyside Dance Initiative, while people were allowed to catch a glimpse of Liverpool from St John's Beacon Viewing Gallery in the Radio City tower.Also, those looking to get around could make use of the Under the Mud Bus Tour, which was put on for free.
The events came just a few weeks after many revellers in Liverpool had been out in fancy dress costumes to celebrate Halloween. Pubs and clubs across the area were full of unusual outfits for the occasion.