1 year to go until Lumiere Durham!

Posted 11/19/2018

14th – 17th November 2019. With one year to go before the UK’s largest light festival returns to illuminate Durham City’s iconic landmarks and its lesser-known cobbled corners, it’s time to save the date. 

Lumiere Durham was originally planned as a one-off event in 2009, but the poignant union of the ancient architecture of this northern city with leading contemporary light art has transformed it into a biennial event and a cultural highlight in the North-East calendar. Today marks one year until Lumiere returns to illuminate Durham, animating its iconic landmarks and its lesser-known cobbled corners in November 2019. This anniversary edition will bring back some old favourites as well as an array of stunning new works guaranteed to transform the dark winter nights. Expect dazzling large-scale projections, interactive creations and mind-blowing installations alongside several quieter, more contemplative artworks. Can’t wait? Get a glimpse of Lumiere now To mark one year until the festival, a permanent piece of light art has been unveiled to illuminate the Durham skyline. Heronby Plymouth born and South of France based artist, architect and sculptor, Jon Voss is a legacy of Lumiere Durham 2017. A homage to one of our most magnificent English birds, the softly luminescent Heron spreads its majestic wings along the banks of the River Weir to celebrate the beauty of nature in the heart of the city.