Lumiere Durham 2015: full programme announcedBack to all


September 15th, 2015

Luminéoles, Porté par le vent .

Fog, floating net sculptures, a whale and the story of the universe are just some of the installations waiting to be discovered at this year’s Lumiere Durham, 12th-15th November 2015.  Producers Artichoke have just revealed their most ambitious programme yet.

The fourth Lumiere in Durham will see some of the world’s best artists transform Durham City’s unique urban landscape and architecture into a magical nocturnal adventure. Artists include Janet Echelman from the US, Fujiko Nakaya from Japan, Catherine Garret from France, as well as two French pioneers of digital art, Miguel Chevalier and Patrice Warrener.

Alongside international artists, County Durham’s residents will play a starring role in this year’s festival. Working in collaboration with Lumiere artists locally produced ideas include Home Sweet Home and Precious. More than 200 local people will also help Durham shine as they take on the role of Festival Makers, supported this year by Northumbrian Water.

Taking place during UNESCO’s International Year of Light, the festival also includes a major conference, Light, Art the Universe and Everything on Friday 13th November 2015.  Major figures from the fields of neuroscience, international development, art, religion and cosmology will come together to debate the continuing significance of light in our world.  

ticketing system will once again be in place during the earlier hours of the festival for a limited time and only for a very small and specific area. This is to help everyone in this area have a safe and enjoyable experience. 

Details of the ticket system and how to book will be available on Monday 5th October.  

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