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
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 ...
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
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 ...
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 ...
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
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 ...
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 ...