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This is how to spend Bonfire Night in Liverpool

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This is how to spend Bonfire Night in Liverpool

Remember, remember to stay safe this 5th of November. We’ve got all the event and safety information for Bonfire Night in Liverpool.

It’s bonfire night in Liverpool! Time to wrap up warm, get the family or your mates together and go out after dark to watch the skies light up. If you LOVED River of Light but still want more, we’ve got the details of local displays, art works to enjoy and of course the all important safety advice from Merseyside Police.

From Norris Green to Moreton, Sherdley Park to Bootle, the skies above Liverpool are set to dazzle. Scroll down to get planning your Bonfire Night in Liverpool.

Organised Displays

Norris Green Community Bonfire & Fireworks Display

Scargreen Park, Norris Green is set for a huge community bonfire event on Tuesday night from 6pm. There’s food and drink, live entertainment and a free fireworks display at 7:15pm. More info here. 

L30’s Million’s Fireworks Display

Taking place at Netherton Activity Centre, L30 Million’s Fireworks display is set to the biggest and best yet. The site is open from 6pm and the fireworks begin at 7:45pm. Find out more here. 

Bonfire Night Party, The Elephant Bakehouse & Pub

The Elephant Pub in Woolton Village is hosting its annual Bonfire Night party. Free to attend, there’s an outdoor bar with hot chocs and enough mulled wine to fill your boots. Pans of scouse, choccy apples and fireworks from 6:30pm, fun starts at 4:30. Info here.

Spark in the Park, Sherdley Park

Constellations presents, The Creation – a spectacular bespoke fireworks display set to music at Sherdley Park. Entry into the event is free. The fun begins at 6pm and hot food and drinks will be available from a number of stalls. There will also be a children’s funfair, open until 8:3opm. Fireworks start at 7:30pm. More info here.  

More: Here’s everything you need to know about Constellations Presents across the Liverpool City Region

Bommy Night, Horse & Jockey

There’s a free fireworks display, hog roast, bbq and out door bar at The Horse & Jockey pub, Melling tonight from 7:30pm. Who said fireworks are just for kids, book a table for dinner and get ready to ooh and ahh. Info here. 


There’s a whole host of community displays taking place across Wirral on Bonfire night. They’re all free to attend and displays begin at 6:30pm. More info is available here. 

River of Light, The Art Works

Bonfire Night is the perfect time to visit the River of Light Art Work trail around the city waterfront. There are 10 art works to see and experience. From St Nick’s Church yard to Exchange Flags and the Cunard Building. Look out for giant bunnies, spiders, hanging bulbs and lots more.

The Art Works at free to attend and run from 5pm until 9:30pm until Friday 9th November 2019. This is the full list of Art Works and where to find them:


The waterfront side of the Cunard Building will be getting an arachnid makeover as spider-shaped light sculptures appear on the façade, courtesy of French artists Groupe Laps. Runs 5-10pm each night.


Located in the courtyard at Liverpool Parish Church, this immersive sound and light journey is made up of more than 200 luminous spheres. It has been designed by critically acclaimed French arts company ‘Collectif Coin’. Runs 5-10pm each night.


Australian artist Amanda Parer will bring her crowd-pleasing, large-scale glowing, inflatable rabbits who will make Exchange Flags (behind Liverpool Town Hall) their new home. Runs 5-10pm each night.


A single figure will dominate the skyline of the Royal Albert Dock Liverpool as viewers can track their leap to freedom in a consecutive sequence. Created by Italian artist Angelo Bonello, he wants the artwork to represent the leaps we make at points in our lives. Runs 5-10pm each night.


Taking over Mann Island Atrium, this large, immersive and responsive walk-through experience uses thousands of individual points of suspended light to transform its environment. It’s the brainchild of Squidsoup which is one of the UK’s leading digital augmentation companies. Runs 5-10pm each night.


A brand new commission; three large-scale kaleidoscopic images will transform the inner quayside of the Merseyside Maritime Museum, responding to human movement and dance. Local artist Sam Wiehl is responsible for the hypnotic artwork. Runs 5-10pm each night.


The Plaza Building on Old Hall Street will become the canvas for a set of neon lights which playfully comment on the city’s history and resilience. Originally commissioned in 2007, the piece has been brought back by Liverpool Biennial and Liverpool BID Company as a signal of Liverpool’s future ambitions. Runs from 5-10pm each night.


River of Light will kick-start a brand new, illuminated chapter for the Royal Liver Building as they unveil Flight – a six-minute light show which will be a permanent installation once the festival has finished. The show will take place every 30 minutes from 5-9.30pm.


A light portal to another dimension will appear on the wall of Wapping Dock (near the M&S Arena and Convention Centre) created by Dutch artists Vendel & de Wolf. Runs 5-10pm each night.


Taking inspiration from the Cetus constellation, an underwater display in the Mann Island basin will see the area come alive with this multi-sensory artwork created by The Kazimier. As the sun sets, the water will shimmer and pulsate mimicking the ancient Greek myth of the sea monster Cetus. Runs 5-10pm each night.

Safety Advice

Earlier this week our Jay caught up with Merseyside Police for some facts and informational on how to enjoy a safe an fun bonfire night in Liverpool. Watch above as he chats with Superintendent Paddy Kelly to get some practical advice.

Firework Facts

Make sure you, your family, friends and animals stay safe on bonfire night this year and know your facts.

  • It is illegal for under 18s to buy fireworks, shops should refuse to sell to people under 18 and ask for proof of age if there is any doubt
  • It is against the law to carry or use adult fireworks if you are under 18. An adult firework is any firework except a cap, cracker snap, novelty match, party popper, serpent, sparkler or throw down.
  • Under the Explosives Act of 1875, It is illegal to let off or throw a firework in a public place
  • It is illegal to sell fireworks form unregistered/licensed premises
  • Don’t light fireworks after 11pm, or midnight on 5 November
  • If anyone believes they have information about the illegal sale, use or possession of fireworks, please contact Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service on 0800 731 5958 , Merseyside Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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