For the first time, we used a ticketing system for the central peninsula between 4.30 - 7.30pm.

Here's how the system worked:

To allow visitors to have a safe and enjoyable experience, the festival organisers in consultation with Durham County Council and Durham Constabulary, decided to implement a priority ticketing system solely for the central peninsula area this year during the busiest part of the evening, between 4.30 and 7.30pm.

The priority tickets were very popular and sold out quickly.  However there was lots to see outside this area and you didn't need a ticket after 7.30pm.

Only 11 of the event’s 27 installations were located within the restricted area, with some of the most exciting works situated outside the ticketed area:

Solar Equation – Calman Learning Centre, Durham University Science Site, South Rd

I – Bill Bryson Library, Durham University Science Site, South Rd

Keyframes – former Durham Miners

Guardian Angels – North Road Roundabout

Greenhouse Effect – Old Elvet

Infinity – The Gates Shopping Centre

Platonic Spin – Crown Court Gardens

Litre of Light – Walkergate

El Sol – Durham Light Infantry Museum

Fête – The Sands

Stained Glass Cars: Park & Rides at Belmont, Sniperley and Howlands

Helvetictoc – Clayport Library

Volume Unit – Milburngate House, Framwellgate Waterside

Sanctuary – St Oswald’s Churchyard

Lumiere installations inside the central area – no ticket required after 7.30pm

Crown of Light – Durham Cathedral

[M]ondes – Durham Cathedral and The College

Dresses – Durham Cathedral Cloisters

The Other Side of The Wall – Galilee Chapel, Durham Cathedral

Aquarium – Marketplace

The Consumerist Christmas Tree  – Prince Bishops Shopping Centre

Elephantastic – Framwellgate Bridge

A Place Beyond Belief – Saddler Street

I haven’t Changed my Mind in a Thousand Years 1, 2 & 3 Durham Museum & Heritage Centre; St Mary-the-Less Church

Where is the Central Area?
View a map of the Central Area.

  • Commissioned by:

  • Hotel Partner

  • Institutional Partner

  • Institutional Partner

  • Commissioned by:

  • Hotel Partner

  • Institutional Partner

  • Institutional Partner

Image credits
  • Crowds at LUMIERE 2013, produced by Artichoke in Durham. Photo Matthew Andrews.