Stories and Announcements
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.
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.
Lumiere London wins at the Event Awards
Artichoke has received two awards for Lumiere London 2016 at the Event Awards.
The first time in the capital, the festival was attended by over 1 million people over four evenings with 30 installations to explore across the West End and King’s Cross.
Supported by the Mayor of London, Arts Council England, visitlondon.com and a raft of other sponsors, it brought an economic benefit of £6.3 million to the city during what is normally a quieter time of year.
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.