Lumiere Durham

The event will run from November 14 - 17 and will bring back a number of the most popular artworks and installations from the previous five festivals. The event marks the 10th anniversary since Lumiere was established in Durham 2009. In 2017, more than 240,000 visitors witnessed the stunning light installations over four spectacular evenings in Durham City.

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When is Lumiere Durham 2019?

Save the date: 14 - 17 November 2019.

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

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.

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