illuminating York 2016
We are busy planning the 2016 festival programme. Further details will be announced as they become available.
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 Artistic Directors, selecting artists to create new, bespoke artworks for each site and once again transforming York after dark.
Image: Three Graces by Nayan Kulkarni 2015
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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