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 next year.
When is Lumiere Durham 2017?
Save the date: 16 - 19 November 2017.
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Permanent light work now open in Durham City...
A new permanent art installation has also been added to Durham City's lansdcape, with the unveiling of "Lightbench" by bernard Spiecker - a permanent reminder of Lumiere 2015. You can see the colour-changing benches in the Freeman's Quay development.
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.