The Light of the Spirit, Patrice Warrener, Lumiere London 2016. Produced by Artichoke. Photo by Matthew Andrews

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Lumiere London is back! 18th – 21st January 2018

Bigger, brighter and bolder, the UK’s largest light festival is returning for a spectacular second edition. More than 40 UK and international artists will reimagine London’s iconic architecture and streets, transforming the city into a dazzling nocturnal art exhibition. Free to visit and taking place north and south of the River Thames, Lumiere London will […]

July 20th, 2017


Be part of an artwork at Lumiere Durham 2017

For this year’s Lumiere festival in Durham, we’re looking for the hidden heroes of the public service sector to take part in a spectacular video projection. This thought-provoking piece will be showcased at the festival in November and seen by tens of thousands of people. The projection will put the public sector workers of the […]

June 28th, 2017



BRILLIANT is a competition where anyone originally from, or currently living in the North East can apply with an idea for a light installation at Lumiere Durham 2017. Want to enter? Here are some tips from Lumiere producer, Kate Harvey. Keep it simple Past BRILLIANT winners have taken every day objects as their inspiration. Do you […]

February 2nd, 2017


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


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


Get Crawling

Spanish artist Daniel Canogar is looking for participants to film for his installation, Asalto Durham. Using a green screen, he plans to film people crawling along it. With a little camera trickery, during the festival this footage will be projected onto Durham’s imposing viaduct, so it looks like people are climbing up it. Fancy seeing […]

November 6th, 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

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