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The Wonderwood, Walter Holt, Lumiere Durham 2011. Produced by Artichoke. Photo by Matthew Andrews.

Lumiere Durham, 16th - 19th November 2017

Back in Durham for the fifth time, artists from around the world will illuminate the city in delightful and unexpected ways, with a series of light installations to explore.

Produced by leading arts charity Artichoke and commissioned by Durham County Council, Lumiere Durham 2017 is almost here. Stay tuned for programme announcements and information on how you can get involved.


The festival is open from 4.30pm – 11pm every evening.

A free ticketing system will be in operation during peak times between 4.30pm and 7.30pm for the city centre peninsula area only. You do not need a ticket to enjoy the festival as there are lots of installations to see outside of the central peninsula. 

We hope you have a wonderful time at Lumiere Durham.

Get ready for Lumiere, buy your printed programme now! The guide includes installation information and a handy map. Programmes are £2 and can be purchased at the following locations:

  • Durham Cathedral
  • Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre
  • Lumiere Durham visitor hub (from Saturday 11th November)

  • Gala Theatre, Durham

See www.durham.gov.uk/lumiere for further details including opening times before you go along to any of these venues.


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