The Lumiere Festival Returns to Light Up Durham, the Cathedral City:
The cathedral city of Durham, in the north-east of England, is to hold its second Lumiere Festival, a spectacular free festival of light and art in November.
Durham Lumiere Festival
Using artworks made from light, the four-day Lumiere Festival will transform Durham landmarks, streets, river and bridges into colourful masterpieces. This year’s festival will include new works by internationally renowned artists as well as commissions from local artists and creative people.
Lumiere Festival is produced by Artichoke, the creative arts company who directed the Dining with Alice Victorian feast in Norfolk this year. Their Sultan’s Elephant also stopped the traffic in central London in 2006.
This is the second Lumiere Festival in the cathedral city of Durham. The first festival held in 2009 offered more than 20 artworks, projections and performances, and an estimated 75,000 people came into the city over the four festival nights.
Durham’s Norman cathedral and 11th-century castle became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986.
Event : Lumiere Festival
Date : November 17–20, 2011
Place : Durham city