Final night round-up

Sunday, November 20, 2011

As LUMIERE 2011 draws to a close this evening, we have been reflecting on the event and wanted to share our thoughts on the extraordinary events which have unfolded in Durham over the past 4 days.

The second edition of the festival ends today at 11pm and has quickly established itself as the largest light festival in the UK. As many of you will have noticed LUMIERE has doubled in size since its first outing in 2009 attracting visitors from all over ...

Response to queries

Friday, November 18, 2011

We wanted to offer some information in response to queries and concerns raised over the event management of LUMIERE last night. We hope this information is useful and helps you enjoy the festival safely.

A dynamic stewarding plan is in place which has the support of the authorities and emergency services.However this plan will not be effective without the co-operation of the public. 

We have thoroughly reviewed the crowd management plan, which will be enforced ...

Enjoy LUMIERE safely

Friday, November 18, 2011

The city streets can get very congested during the festival, particularly toward the Cathedral area. Whilst we're delighted LUMIERE is so popular we want everyone to enjoy the festival safely. Here are a few reminders of some top tips to help you be able to enjoy the artworks and the festival:

  • The best time to visit Palace Green, the Cathedral, and College Gardens is after 8.45pm. There are many installations to see right across the city so if you'd like to avoid ...

It's all coming to life

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Yellow-vested teams are running through the city, cranes are raising art structures mid-air, and as dusk falls Durham City's historic landscape is being transformed as artists conduct test runs in advance of the launch of LUMIERE 2011. Everyone involved is working throughout the night to ensure another successful run of the festival.

From flying transparent bodies, to neon-lit texts, to absolute rubbish (quite literally), LUMIERE 2011 is coming to light, presenting a vast range of work to be enjoyed and to inspire residents and ...

Getting ready to glow

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Our amazing technical and production teams are working around the clock to make sure everything is in place for a smooth switch on next Thursday for the launch of LUMIERE 2011.

We've got some behind the scenes pictures of what they're getting up to with Peter Lewis' SPLASH and how they're transforming the Kingsgate Bridge into a man-made waterfall. A truss is being constructed to fit over the lip of the bridge which holds the many 'taps' from which the water will ...

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