All posts from category: 'Durham'


Lumiere Durham dates announced

The UK’s largest outdoor light festival Lumiere will return to illuminate Durham for the fifth time next year, Thursday 16th – Sunday 19th November 2017.

Lumiere Durham has become a landmark event in the cultural calendar of the North East and is recognised around the world as a “must see” light festival. Free-to-attend, Lumiere attracted 200,000 visitors to Durham in 2015

Programming for the festival is now underway so stay tuned for updates.

November 9th, 2016


Lumiere Durham: Tell us what you think

Did you come to Lumiere Durham?  Durham County Council, the commissioner of Lumiere, and Artichoke, the event producers, are keen to hear about your festival experience. A survey is being carried out independently by Durham University. The questionnaire is anonymous; your responses will be treated in the strictest confidence and you won’t be contacted again. As […]

November 18th, 2015


Change to Lumiere Durham Programme

As of 11.30am, Sunday 15th November, Lumiere producer Artichoke regrets that due to adverse weather conditions and rising water levels in the River Wear, it has been necessary to cancel Mysticete (the whale) by Top’là Design / Catherine Garret at this evening’s Lumiere festival. Artichoke is reviewing the situation on an ongoing basis and there will be further […]

November 15th, 2015


Flashback from Lumiere 2013 at Radisson Blu Hotel

Look out for a popular Lumiere Durham 2013’s installation by artist Beth J Ross in the foyer of the Radisson Blu Hotel.

Beth was commissioned as part of the festival’s BRILLIANT scheme, where anyone originally from or based in the North East can apply with an idea for an installation at Lumiere. Her neon, one of a series of three was inspired by a manuscript she discovered in Durham Cathedral. Find out more.

Radisson Blu Hotel – Taste of Lumiere Menu
Feeling hungry? Stop off between installations at the Radisson Blu Hotel for their Taste of Lumiere Menu. It costs £15 for two courses and you can even enjoy some very special Lumiere inspired ice-cream that glows in the dark.

Menu available from Monday 9th – Sunday 15th November from 5pm- 9pm. Book in advance to avoid disappointment.


November 8th, 2015


Competition: Win a washing machine or freezer from Ebac

Take a selfie with the official Lumiere Durham washing machine and you could win a new washing machine or freezer from the festival’s Family Partner Ebac! The official Lumiere Durham washing machine was designed by seven-year-old Holly Metcalfe you’ll find it in the Lumiere Visitor Hub on Millennium Place. Just take a selfie with the […]

November 7th, 2015


A warm welcome in the North East for the Electric Fireside!

In just a week, Lumiere will return to Durham to transform the city into a brightly lit wonderland, and Durham city centre will be adorned with beautiful installations from far afield and close to home. One particularly exciting installation this year comes in the form of the Electric Fireside. Produced by The Brick Box, this […]

November 6th, 2015


Turn your rubbish into art

Work is already underway on Mick Stephenson’s Litre of Light installation.  A giant replica of a Rose Window at Durham Cathedral, it will be made out of thousands of plastic bottles in tribute to the MyShelter Foundation project of the same name.  Now we need your help to finish it. Instead of sending your plastic bottles […]

November 3rd, 2015


Daniel Canogar joins the Lumiere conference line-up!

Daniel Canogar is a Spanish visual artist who specialises in videography and photography, his work has entertained audiences at numerous public spaces including installations in Times Square, the American Museum of National History and the atrium of the European Union Council in Brussels. Canogar will bring his expertise of new media to Durham and join the […]

October 26th, 2015


Grow the Rose!

We have one more installation we want to add to the programme at Lumiere Durham this year, but we need your help to build it.  Local artist Mick Stephenson has plans to build a rose window for Durham Cathedral Cloisters, although this one will be a little different, made from thousands of plastic bottles.  From as little as £2, you can add a bottle, or from £5 you can add a special ‘message in a bottle’ which Mick will add to the installation, proceeds raise will be shared between two worthy causes: My Shelter Foundation and Durham Cathedral.

Find out more.

October 15th, 2015


Gather round the Electric Fireside at special events in County Durham

As part of Lumiere Durham, The Brick Box have been working with groups across the county, bringing people together to share stories and express themselves creatively. Gathering around an Electric Fireside they will use puppetry, storytelling, dance and music to bring these stories to life.  Local residents are invited to join them at one of the special sharing events […]

October 12th, 2015

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