All posts from category: 'Durham'
Banks Group add permanent artwork to Durham landscape
Alongside the launch of Lumiere Durham 2017, the Banks Group have added to the Durham landscape for a second time with a permanent artwork from Lumiere Durham 2015.
Lightbench by Bernd Spiecker for LBO-Lichtbankobjekte (Germany) is now installed in the new Freeman’s Quay development. It joins Tobie Langel’s witty and unusual civic clock, Helvetictoc, which is sited on the wall above the city’s Library and was the Banks Group’s first permanent Lumiere gift to the Durham community.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.