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November 17th, 2017

Durham Bellringers Durham Bellringers

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 ten segments, one for each bell. As the bells ring, these sections light up the Cathedral making wonderful patterns of sound and light, inside and out.

As many as sixty volunteer bellringers, from all over the North East and further afield, including Durham Cathedral’s own bellringers, are performing live over the four nights of the festival.

The 6-hour-long performances include traditional ringing patterns alongside more experimental pieces.

Supported by Sevcon and Technicians Make it Happen.

Learn more about having a career as a technician and browse current vacancies, by visiting the Technicians Make it Happen website.

Durham Bellringers

Methods Artist, Pablo Valbuena


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