Lumiere, the UK’s largest and most successful light festival, will return to County Durham next year, offering a welcome sign of brighter times ahead. The Durham County Council event is set to take place from Thursday 18 to Sunday 21 November 2021 and will illuminate the city with works by local, national and international artists.
The announcement precedes a new online photography exhibition, created by festival producers Artichoke, to mark a year until the free light festival’s return. Available at www.lumiere-festival.com from Wednesday 18 November, the exhibition will feature photographs of the people in the background who make Lumiere happen, showing a side to the event that is not usually visible to the public.
While extreme weather conditions affected the attendance numbers, turnout was still high at about 165,000 visitors. This includes the one millionth visitor since the launch of the biennial event in 2009. Feedback from visitors was once again positive, with 87 per cent of those surveyed rating the festival as either good or very good and 96 per cent stating it was good for County Durham’s image.
Next year’s festival looks set to be equally inspiring, with Artichoke planning a spectacular programme of artworks and installations. Highly experienced in producing outdoor events, the arts charity will make sure appropriate measures are in place to ensure audiences can enjoy the festival safely in accordance with any coronavirus guidelines in place.
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