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Lumiere Durham opens tonight!

Lumiere Durham opens tonight!

LUMIERE kicks off tonight to light up Durham's historical streets for four dazzling winter evenings (Thursday 14th – Sunday 17th November). Following the success of the two previous LUMIERE festivals in 2009 and 2011, LUMIERE returns with even more captivating artworks twinkling across the city.

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Instagram Photo by mike_ridley

#lumiere #durham #durhamlumiere #mono #monochrome #DurhamCathedral Durham Cathedral by night during the recent Lumiere festival of light

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@alexwinterstv using up the left-overs from #lumieredurham great idea

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Thanks to everyone who entered! The finalists from the #LumiereDurham @museyapp Instagram competition: http://t.co/FipwgtlSrV Vote by tmrrw!

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Instagram Photo by j9ninemarsh

#sign #lumiere #lumieredurham #lights #bright

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Instagram Photo by j9ninemarsh

#colourful #colours #bags #lumiere #lumieredurham #lights #photooftheday #bestoftheday #canon #glow #bright

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Which pic received the most votes from our Instagram @museyapp #Lumieredurham competition? http://t.co/6n4fD6bfPc #Lumierederry you're next!

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Instagram Photo by beth_otty

Metro centres Christmas lights are better than the #lumieredurham

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Volunteer

Artichoke's Nikki Shaill tells us everything you need to know about volunteering at Lumiere in Durham or Derry-Londonderry.

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Bags of Fun! Volunteering at Lumiere Durham 2013

In the run-up to Lumiere Durham 2013, volunteers Sue and Joan told us why they were volunteering to help create a 9m tall Christmas Tree with Luzinterruptus.

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Consumerist Christmas Tree

Consumerist Christmas Tree

By Luzinterruptus

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Barclays Bank, Durham

The wonderful staff at the Barclays Durham branch will be volunteering to sell raffle tickets at our Gala dinner and also helping us out with donations that we receive during the festival. Everything raised from raffle tickets will be boosted by the bank, who support employee fundraising and match money raised pound-for-pound up to £750 as part of their Community Investment Programme. "We're thrilled to be supporting this event and look forward to seeing the breathtaking installations and projections illuminating the city!".

Elvet Bridge Closure

Elvet Bridge Closure

Update on the closure of Elvet Bridge.

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Aquarium

Aquarium

By B Bufalino & B Deseille

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Sally Waterston

Sally is a founder and Director of Waterstons Ltd, a business and IT consultancy based in Durham. They supported Lumiere 2011 and we’re really pleased that they’ve sponsored us again this year: in particular they wanted to support our work in prisons. As Sally says: ‘I love the idea that this magical festival will be enhancing the lives not only of residents and visitors but also people who may be disadvantaged and forgotten.”

Instagram Photo by j9ninemarsh

#fish #phonebox #lumiere #lumieredurham #water #art #bestoftheday #photooftheday #canon #durham #goldfish #animal

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Turn Your Carrier Bags into a Work of Art!

We need YOUR plastic bags to create a major installation at Lumiere Durham 2013.

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Lumiere 2013: Meet Benedetto Bufalino & Benoit Deseille

Artichoke interviewed Lumiere artists Benedetto Bufalino and Benoit Deseille about Aquarium and Lumiere Durham 2013.

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Instagram Photo by museyapp

The MUSEY fb page has the finalists from our #lumieredurham competition. The pic with the most likes wins <a href="http://on.fb.me/1beErn4" target="&#95;blank">http://on.fb.me/1beErn4</a>

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Volume Unit

Volume Unit

By The Media Workshop

Transforming our World

Transforming our World

On its second day, Lumiere Durham showed that the transformation of Durham had reached a ‘Place Beyond Belief’, as the installation by artist Nathan Coley suggests.

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@NorthEastHour @lumieredurham @thisissunlun I have some videos too: http://t.co/I9sdgRrjsy #SunderlandHour #NorthAntsHour #lumieredurham

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Karen Goldfinch, Made To Treasure

Made to Treasure, are an Event Management and Decor Services provider. They designed and created the table decor for the Gala Dinner, which they promise will be instantly recognisable and extremely unique! "Being in the creative industry, and having a young son, we strongly believe events should be accessible to everyone, and were keen to support Lumiere in any way we could. With so much going on, it’s hard to choose which bit to see first! I’m hoping these installations will inspire the next generation, to develop the creative talent we have in the North East."

Guest blogger: Stella Hall

Guest blogger: Stella Hall

Chair of our forthcoming 'Art Means Business' Conference, Stella shares what she's most excited about in this inspirational day.

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Litre of Light

Litre of Light

By My Shelter Foundation

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Fête at Lumiere Durham 2013

Watch Fête at Lumiere Durham 2013 by Matthew Andrews.

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Fête

Fête

By Ron Haselden

Instagram Photo by rakb1

#lumiere #lumieredurham #elsol

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Tickets Released

A limited number of tickets have been released for Lumiere on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.

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Elephantastic

Elephantastic

By Top'la Design

Instagram Photo by elsarose_xxxx

#sun #lumieredurham

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Instagram Photo by j9ninemarsh

#lumiere #lumieredurham #canon #lights #window #glow #art #bestoftheday #photooftheday #durham

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The Media Workshop

Meet The Media Workshop, the team behind 'Volume Unit' at Lumiere Durham 2013.

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Crown of Light

Crown of Light

By Ross Ashton

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Lumiere 2013 Trailer

Something extraordinary is happening this winter as LUMIERE brings a spectacular raft of installations and projections to illuminate the buildings, streets and bridges of Durham and Derry-Londonderry. Find out more: www.lumiere-festival.com.

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With the end of our amazing Year of Culture in sight, relive the spectacle of #lumieredurham 2013 with our video! http://t.co/dNg5CCSEpe

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Helvetictoc

Helvetictoc

By Tobie Langel

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Souvenir Scenic Studio: The Technical Side of Art

Artichoke went to Souvenir Scenic Studio to follow the progress of Benedetto Bufalino and Benoit Deseille's aquarium phone booth and to find out how hard it really is to turn a phone box into a fish tank.

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A Place Beyond Belief

A Place Beyond Belief

By Nathan Coley

@derry2013 We've been working w/ @artichoketrust to share the info on the gt art #LumiereDerry #LumiereDurham here: http://t.co/pIc602QyeT

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With the end of our amazing Year of Culture in sight, relive the fun of #lumieredurham 2013 with our video! http://t.co/y91HZz6eHS

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Instagram Photo by rottax

#lumiere #lumieredurham

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@FestLumiere #durham #lumieredurham #wonderful #magical http://t.co/EwLaIeOFLj

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Stained Glass Cars

Stained Glass Cars

By Twist Design

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BRILLIANT Artist Interview - Sarah Blood

Artichoke interviewed BRILLIANT artist, Sarah Blood, about her installation for Lumiere Durham 2013 - 'Sanctuary'.

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Wow! Our trailer for #LumiereDerry and #LumiereDurham has been watched over 30,000 times! Have you seen it yet? http://t.co/Y9Prl4YG6p

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BRILLIANT Artist Interview - Beth J Ross

Artichoke interviewed BRILLIANT artist, Beth J Ross, about her installation for Lumiere Durham 2013 - 'I haven't changed my mind in a thousand years'.

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What's outside the city centre at Lumiere?

What's outside the city centre at Lumiere?

You won't believe what's out there...

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Print at home guide now available!

Print at home guide now available!

Get ready for Lumiere with our downloadable guides.

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@derry2013 We've been working w/ @artichoketrust so the info on this great art #LumiereDerry #LumiereDurham is here: http://t.co/pIc602QyeT

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Image credits
  • CROWN OF LIGHT, Ross Ashton, Robert Ziegler, John Del’ Nero, LUMIERE DURHAM 2013, produced by Artichoke. Photo Matthew Andrews
  • SANCTUARY, Sarah Blood. LUMIERE DURHAM 2013 produced by Artichoke. Photo by Matthew Andrews.
  • 'I', Gina Czarnecki & 'SOLAR EQUATION', Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, LUMIERE DURHAM 2013, produced by Artichoke. Photo by Matthew Andrews.
  • EL SOL, Het Pakt, LUMIERE DURHAM 2013, produced by Artichoke. Photo by Matthew Andrews
  • DRESSES, Tae Gon Kim LUMIERE DURHAM 2013. Produced by Artichoke. Photo by Matthew Andrews.
  • LITRE OF LIGHT, My Shelter Foundation and Mick Stephenson, LUMIERE DURHAM 2013, produced by Artichoke. Photo by Matthew Andrews.
  • ELEPHANTASTIC, Top'la Design, LUMIERE DURHAM 2013, produced by Artichoke. Photo by Matthew Andrews.