Stories and Announcements
Thank you to our supporters who give so generously to help us produce Lumiere Durham. We have worked with over 120 partners, from local Durham businesses to international partners in 2017. Messages from two of our supporters: Thorn is extremely proud to be sponsoring Dome and Arches by Luminarie de Cagna. The fairy-tale structures have transformed the […]
The Lumiere installation at Durham Cathedral is always popular and for past festivals this iconic building has been a canvas for other artworks. This year, Spanish artist Pablo Valbuena decided to make the whole Cathedral an artwork in its own right, inside and out. Inspired by the Cathedral’s ten bells, Valbuena divided the building into […]
To celebrate their sponsorship of Lumiere, Milburngate is offering you the chance to win a £500 voucher for a luxury spa experience at the magnificent Ramside Hall in Durham. To enter, all you need to do is visit their website and answer one very simple question: milburngate.co.uk/lumiere-competition/ The winner will be drawn at random on […]
Durham University is a major partner for this year’s festival and its world-leading research is behind a number of our exciting installations in 2017. The University’s renowned experts in Cosmology have helped create three exhibits – What Matters, Cosmoscope and Cosmic Architecture, which visitors will see projected on to the award-winning Ogden Centre for Fundamental […]
Hosted by Artichoke in association with Durham County Council and supported by the European Commission. Join us for the Lumiere Durham 2017 conference. This enlightening day will take a wider view of the cultural impact in the world today and what this means for the future. Building on the success of the 2013 and 2015 conferences, this […]
Durham’s iconic landmarks including Durham Cathedral, Durham Castle and the historic Miners’ Hall at Redhills are the first locations to be announced in this sneak preview of the programme for the fifth edition of Lumiere Durham. Artists Pablo Valbuena (Spain), Hannah Fox (UK) and Shared Space and Light (UK) will respond to these unique locations […]
Bigger, brighter and bolder, the UK’s largest light festival is returning for a spectacular second edition. More than 40 UK and international artists will reimagine London’s iconic architecture and streets, transforming the city into a dazzling nocturnal art exhibition. Free to visit and taking place north and south of the River Thames, Lumiere London will […]
For this year’s Lumiere festival in Durham, we’re looking for the hidden heroes of the public service sector to take part in a spectacular video projection. This thought-provoking piece will be showcased at the festival in November and seen by tens of thousands of people. The projection will put the public sector workers of the […]
BRILLIANT is a competition where anyone originally from, or currently living in the North East can apply with an idea for a light installation at Lumiere Durham 2017. Want to enter? Here are some tips from Lumiere producer, Kate Harvey. Keep it simple Past BRILLIANT winners have taken every day objects as their inspiration. Do you […]
BRILLIANT Competition Now Open
Got a great idea for a light installation at Lumiere Durham 2017? If you’re aged over 18, live in the North East or were originally from there, we want to hear from you.
You don’t need to be an artist to apply. The deadline for applications is Monday 6th March, midday / 12pm.