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Public Light Art In London

For four days, Lumiere London transforms the capital into a dazzling display of light art, reimagining the city’s streets and buildings into spectacular works of art. But once the festival is over, not all the lights go out. There is plenty of light art to enjoy with these pieces which, as well as forming part […]

January 19th, 2018

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Light Festivals around the world

If the dazzling displays of this year’s Lumiere London ignite your love of light art, you might want to explore some of the world’s other light festivals next winter. From well established events to lesser know celebrations offering a spotlight on new talent, light festivals offer a unique way to experience a destination and see […]

January 19th, 2018

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Cosmoscope Q&A

Cosmoscope, a piece commissioned for Lumiere Durham 2017 is making its way to London for the second edition of the Lumiere London festival. We spoke to the creators of the installation to find out more about its creation and what inspires the trio to create works of this kind. Cosmoscope is by Simeon Nelson with […]

January 17th, 2018

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Technicians Make It Happen

With Lumiere London only days away, do you know who the people behind Lumiere are? Lumiere London installations may look effortlessly magical but in fact it takes 100’s of skilled people, and often years of preparation, to make them happen. This year, Lumiere London has relied on the skills of over 90 technicians, working across science, technology, engineering, maths […]

January 17th, 2018

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Lumiere 2017 Supporters!

Thank you to our supporters who give so generously to help us produce Lumiere Durham. We have worked with over 120 partners, from local Durham businesses to international partners in 2017. Messages from two of our supporters:    Thorn is extremely proud to be sponsoring Dome and Arches by Luminarie de Cagna. The fairy-tale structures have transformed the […]

November 18th, 2017

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Methods at Durham Cathedral

The Lumiere installation at Durham Cathedral is always popular and for past festivals this iconic building has been a canvas for other artworks. This year, Spanish artist Pablo Valbuena decided to make the whole Cathedral an artwork in its own right, inside and out. Inspired by the Cathedral’s ten bells, Valbuena divided the building into […]

November 17th, 2017


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Durham University brings world class research to Lumiere 2017

Durham University is a major partner for this year’s festival and its world-leading research is behind a number of our exciting installations in 2017. The University’s renowned experts in Cosmology have helped create three exhibits – What Matters, Cosmoscope and Cosmic Architecture, which visitors will see projected on to the award-winning Ogden Centre for Fundamental […]

November 14th, 2017

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Lumiere Durham 2017 Conference: Who are we and where are we headed?

Hosted by Artichoke in association with Durham County Council and supported by the European Commission. Join us for the Lumiere Durham 2017 conference. This enlightening day will take a wider view of the cultural impact in the world today and what this means for the future. Building on the success of the 2013 and 2015 conferences, this […]

October 12th, 2017

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First installations announced for Lumiere Durham 2017

Durham’s iconic landmarks including Durham Cathedral, Durham Castle and the historic Miners’ Hall at Redhills are the first locations to be announced in this sneak preview of the programme for the fifth edition of Lumiere Durham. Artists Pablo Valbuena (Spain), Hannah Fox (UK) and Shared Space and Light (UK) will respond to these unique locations […]

September 8th, 2017

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