illuminating York 2016 

Weds 26 October – Sat 29 October 2016, 18:00 – 22:00

We are busy planning the 2016 festival programme. Further details will be announced as they become available.

FreshWest Shambles 2015

Image: Join the Revolution by Freshwest 2015

Now in its 11th year, the Festival was one of the first of its kind in the UK and it continues to pursue new ways of showing this beautiful historic city in a new light. The Festival celebrates light in all of its forms, from the flickering flame to the light emitting diode.

 The 2016 festival is being developed by the Curators, selecting artists to create new, bespoke artworks for each site and once again transforming York after dark.

Nayan Kulkarni St Michael le Belfrey 2015

Image: Three Graces by Nayan Kulkarni 2015

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 Illuminati Botanica 2015 Jony EasterbyImage: Jony Easterby, Ulf Pedersen, Mark Anderson ‘Illuminati Botanica in 2015′

Lighting up the North

illuminating York is a member of Lighting Up the North, a network of light festivals taking place in seven cities across the North of England.

Leeds Light Night: 9th October

Blackpool Illuminations: 4th Sept – 8th Nov

Light up Lancaster: 6th – 7th November

Durham Lumiere: 12th – 15th November

Enchanted Parks, Gateshead: 9th – 13th December

Quays Culture, Manchester: 12th – 27th December