One of the country’s most popular light art celebrations will shine brightly across the county, along with a special exhibit at the Penshaw Monument in Sunderland, from Thursday November 18 through Sunday November 21.
In total, there will be 37 international works of art – and here are some of the brightest shows we can expect.
For the full story of the event, including ticket details, see here.
Inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday, Palma Studio (Hungary / UK) will transform the facade of Durham Cathedral into an immersive reflection on the present moment, the darkness and loss we have suffered as well as the return sparkling with Light as a moment of collective hope with In Our Hearts Blind Hope. With musical contributions from local residents and the Durham University Orchestra.
Photo: the artist
An energizing beacon of bright color will radiate through the historic Ushaw House and Gardens in Liz West’s (UK) Hymn to the Ferris Wheel, creating an intriguing and immersive interplay of colored shadows.
Imminence, a light and sound installation by Novak (United Kingdom) invites the public to experience and reflect on animated scenes illustrating the consequences of climate change unfolding under your feet. The issues captured in the vibrant projected landscape and accompanying soundscape range from deforestation and bee extinction to coral bleaching and global warming.
At St Oswald’s Church, Sming de Superbe (Belgium) is one of the most intriguing installations of the festival, where participants become both conductor and choir.