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Lightnight 2014

Friday was Lightnight in Liverpool. We usually go to this event, we’ve been in 2012 and 2013. Last year wasn’t as interesting as 2012, so I had lower expectations. I was wrong! This year was lovely!

We’ve started with Black-E, where we saw the Shotokan demonstration, the Freefall circus and an Indian dance.
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Hubby has a green belt at Shotokan and I trained almost an year in Qwan Ki Do. It was quite emotional for us to see a karate training session, it brought back a lot of memories. I would love to be able to train again, but I’m smitten with Qwan Ki Do and there are only 3 branches in London. The British team of Qwan Ki Do is trained by a Romanian woman, she was the one who brought it in the UK.
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A very nice kata, fight with an imaginary opponent, quite long and the energy was great. Loved it.
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Kumite, fight with opponent, between the sensei and a black belt student. Very theatrical, but fun and nice for the crowds.
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After the Shotokan demonstration, it was the Freefall Circus. After one of the guys said he will demonstrate how everything works and that the audience can have a go… I thought it will be so boring and that nobody will try.
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I was so wrong! A lot of people stood up and started trying things. This man tried everything, it was a joy to see him so carefree.
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And this is hubby. He wanted to try the rope. I must admit I would have loved to try climbing on them, but in less than 1 month I have another fair and I can’t have a wrist or ankle twisted. I’m prone to accidents, so I had to stay on the side.
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The rotating thingy is harder to control than I thought, but it was lots of fun trying.
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The Indian dance, in front of the Black-E, was interesting. A little too much colour for my taste and I’m not that found of the rhythm.
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At the Anglican Cathedral there was a dance and an artistic exhibition in the Lady Chapel, next picture.
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As part of the WW2 commemorations, it was an ice sculpture with the very known message: “Your country needs you”. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landing, but also it’s the 100th anniversary of the WW1. I think there should be more events about WW1.
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The new Liverpool Library, between World Museum and Walker Art Gallery. It looks lovely, not as big as the one from Birmingham, but that is a new build.
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The view from the Library’s rooftop.
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Bring the Fire Project: Japanese Fire was amazing. Loved it. We were a little late and it was hard to have a good view, it was very crowded. It was worth the effort.
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As expected, we’ve finished with the Candle Lit Labyrinth.
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