Produced by Artichoke, the first Lumiere Light Festival was originally planned as a one off event to take place in Durham back in 2009 but has since returned to the North East every other year growing into the UK’s largest Light Festival. Inviting International artists to create a variety of works of art including, installations, projections and sculptures the festival transforms public spaces and aims to change the way we think and feel.
The Durham Lumiere festival returns for the fifth time next month taking place from the 16th – 19th of November. This year the festival features 29 artworks of light based work spread out around the city which will transform well known land marks such as the Durham Cathedral, Durham Castle, the Miner’s Hall at Redhills and many more popular locations.
Some of the amazing work on show includes a rotating illuminated piece which is suspended above the River Wear, thousands of illuminated flowers in the Cathedral Cloister and a piece combining both glass and light inside St Oswald’s Church which leads out into the churchyard.
Take a look at all of the artwork featuring in the 2017 programme: http://www.lumiere-festival.com/programme-2017/