Lumiere Festival FAQs

Answers to all your Lumiere questions.

Festival Questions

  • Lumiere is the UK’s largest light festival. Since the first Lumiere in 2009, it has transformed the historic city of Durham every other year with a programme of light installations created by local and international artists who reimagine buildings and public spaces.

  • Lumiere returns to Durham 18th – 21st November 2021.

  • Lumiere is produced by Artichoke, a registered charity and the UK’s largest artistic production company producing work in the public realm. In Durham Lumiere is commissioned by Durham County Council and supported by Arts Council England and a raft of other sponsors and supporters.

  • Lumiere has taken place in Durham every two years since 2009 and has become a biennial highlight in the cultural calendar of the North East, with audiences and artworks growing in number each year.

  • Yes, the event will be completely free for the public to attend.

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