All posts from August2015

Image of light installation, 'Solar Equation', by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer.

Lumiere Conference: New Speakers Announced

Chaired by former BBC Economics Editor Stephanie Flanders, she’ll be joined by writer and broadcaster Rosie Boycott; architect and lighting designer Elettra Bordonaro; non-profit solar lighting entrepreneur Illac Diaz; brain cancer researcher and paediatric oncologist Dr Jim Olson and social activist Thabang Skwambane, who is working to improve the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children in South Africa. 

Light, Art the Universe and Everything, is shaping up to be an inspiring day.  Get your earlybird ticket now for £50.

August 17th, 2015


Volunteering Event

So far Durham County Council have recruited over 100 people to volunteer as Festival Makers at this year’s Lumiere with the support of Northumbrian Water.  But there’s still got a way to go, and we’re inviting everyone who is interested to a special event on Wednesday 16th September.  Hear from event producers Artichoke about what’s planned for Lumiere […]

August 14th, 2015


Sea Glass Wanted

Can you help us collect sea glass from the East Durham coast for an installation at this year’s Lumiere Durham? Sea glass is the name given to the many pieces of waste glass that were thrown into the sea during1853-1921, when Seaham was home to one of Europe’s biggest glass bottle works.  100 years later, this glass has been […]

August 3rd, 2015

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