Lumiere Durham 2017
Lumiere, the UK's largest light festival, will return to Durham in 2017, illuminating Durham City for the fifth time.
Lumiere has become a landmark event in the cultural calendar of North East England and is recognised around the world as a “must-see” on the international light festival circuit.
More than 200,000 visitors saw the fourth festival during four dazzling winter evenings in 2015, and now dates have been announced for later this year (2017).
When is Lumiere Durham 2017?
Save the date: 16 - 19 November 2017.
Further details will be announced later this year, but you can find a little more information on our Lumiere blog post, and we would advise that you follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up to our e-newsletter to ensure you're the first to find out when the programme and further details are announced.
Best places to stay for Lumiere...
Staying in the heart of Durham City would be your best option in terms of proximity to Lumiere, but accommodation does get booked up quickly. Take a look through these 70 places to stay in Durham City, visit our main accommodation page for more options, or call 03000 262626 for help and advice on where to stay.
Have you seen the new permanent light in Durham City...
A new permanent art installation was added to Durham City's lansdcape at the end of 2016. "Lightbench" by bernard Spiecker is a permanent reminder of Lumiere 2015.
You can see the colour-changing benches in the Freeman's Quay development just down the steps from the Gala Theatre.
Lightbenches by Bernd Spiecker for LBO-Lichtbankobjekte installed at the new Freeman's Quay development (photo Lee Dobson)
Lumiere is produced by leading arts charity Artichoke and commissioned by Durham County Council with additional support from Arts Council England.