Illuminating York Festival

Illuminating York is delighted to have been nominated for A Dulux Award for ‘Colour Moment of the Year.’

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The 2014 Illuminating York shone more brightly than ever before!

Illuminating York 2014 Programme

Illuminating York took place at the end of October.  Cutting edge technology created a colourul celebration of York’s unique heritage, from spectacular sites to hidden gems.

The theme for the 2014 festival was Leading Lights, which uncovered the rich history and future innovation and discovery in the city of York.

The main festival piece was ‘Hidden Worlds’ by Seeper on The Crown Court building.

This year, Illuminating York spread right across the city centre with 12 brand new illuminating artworks. A fantastic programme of supporting events in local top attractions meant that you could enjoy over more than one evening, experiencing buildings and concerts by candlelight; witnessing medieval medical experiments; or, for the first time, travel out of town to see Castle Howard in a new light.


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Illuminating York was recently named among The Guardian’s Top Ten European Light Festivals.