RIVER of Light returns to Liverpool next month as well as a fireworks display promised to be 'bigger and better than ever'.

The nine-day festival, from Friday 1 November to Saturday 9 November, will see Liverpool's waterfront transformed with light, colour and sound as ten commissions from artists and organisations from across Europe are installed.

The artworks will become illuminated each night from 5pm - 10pm with fireworks planned for November 3.

Starting at 6.30pm, the fireworks are being organised by one of the world’s leading pyrotechnic companies which will stage two simultaneous displays in Liverpool and in New Brighton.

The soundtrack will feature artists who have performed in the city this year.

All River of Light events and installations are completely free.

Here's where you can find them:

Globoscope - Liverpool Parish Church

Designed in complete harmony for the space it will inhabit, Globoscope is an immersive sound and light journey unique to everyone who explores it. French company Collectif Coin return to the UK after critically acclaimed shows in London last year.
Submergence - Mann Island Atrium

Submergence is an immersive environment where virtual and physical worlds collide. Where play and contemplation meet.  ​​​​​​

This installation is from Squid Soup and can be found in the atrium

Spiders - Waterside Cunard Building 

As part of Liverpool's nine day festival of light, sound and art; River of Light, spiders are invading one of the most iconic buildings in the city.

The Cunard buiding, one third of the cities iconic Three Graces will become the backdrop to a monumental light sculpture and a live performance all in one. This artwork brings French company Group Laps to the North West for the first time.

The installation can be seen from the waterside of the Cunard building.

Cetus - Mann Island Basin

This illumination reimagines the poetry of the night sky underwater. 

It's also part of the Constellations Presents season and is produced by local artistic organisation, Kazimier. 

Intrude - Exchange Flags

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. 

Flight - Royal Liver Building

This unique comission will utilise this new lightscape and create a new focal point for Liverpool's waterfront. 

Flight will be a 6 minute light show. It will start at 5pm and then every 30 minutes thereafter. The last showing is at 9.30pm.

Whole Hole - Wapping Dock Wall

This vortex feels like entering a portal into another dimension and can be found on the Wall of Wapping Dock. 
Run Beyond - Salthouse Quay

A single huge figure will dominate the skyline of the Royal Albert Dock. Stand back and watch their leap to freedom. 

Liverpool Jackpot - Plaza Building 

In this set of neons, random images of an eye, a carrot and the playful message Hold Your Nerve and Think Big flash and rotate in different configurations.

Located on the 3rd floor lower roof at the back of the Plaza Building, 100 Old Hall Street. The neon’s are best viewed from distance, entering the city from the Leeds Street (A5053).

Portal - Royal Albert Dock

This rich, hypnotic artwork will take the audience on a journey through a portal into another world.

Three large scale Kaleidoscopic images will morph between geometric structures and landscape to human movement and dance.

Find more details on the River of Light festival website here