LUMIERE, the spectacular light festival, returns tomorrow, and to help you find your way through Durham’s dark cobbled streets, Northern Echo has produced an interactive map.
The full program of international artwork includes 31 impressive installations in Durham and a further six in the surrounding communities.
In addition to the works of art in the city center, they will also be on Finchale Priory, Penshaw Monument, Raby Castle, Ushaw Historic House and Gardens, Peterlee and Seaham Marina.
The organizers say that Lumiere 2021 promises to ‘restore the historical contours of county and city, politics and society’ using dramatic installations, spellbinding projections and silent and gripping works that show the endless possibilities of light art in all its forms.
Highlights include a recently commissioned work with Durham University, New Writing North and leading international poets whose enlightened words will be projected on Durham Castle; a video-mapped journey from reflection to celebration on the facade of Durham Cathedral; and Lumiere’s first interactive artwork that gives anyone the opportunity to participate, no matter where they are.
To find out more about each piece and the artist behind it, simply zoom in and click on a balloon on the map below and click through for a full description.
Lumiere will run from Thursday to Sunday and is open every night between 4.30pm and 11pm in Durham City and 10pm throughout the county.
The festival is free to attend, and 29 of the 39 installations are always available without a ticket.
In a change from previous years, the controlled downtown area of Lumiere will be the ticket to the entire festival’s opening hours every night.
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This is to manage audience numbers as part of measures that are in place to offer a secure Covid experience.
Two works of art in the daytime inside Durham Cathedral, A light and Mums Dads Kids Gods, is not be available in the evening.
The full list of installations available in the evening – and where to find them – is below:
COUNTY – MARKS IN THE LANDSCAPE
SLOT OF LIGHT
JOIN THE FLOW / SWIM TO THE WING
Seaham Marina car park
A STORY OF LIGHT
HYMNS FOR THE BIG WHEEL
Ushaw House, Chapels and Gardens
WITHIN THE CITY CENTER
Tendayi Vine and Bea Wilson
Under the viaduct, in the parking lot under the second arch access via Lambton Steet
ANTHOLOGY – INTO THE LIGHT
West facade of Durham Castle, (seen from Framwellgate Bridge)
COLOR BY LIGHT
Under the Milburngate Bridge
Framwelgate Waterside, further down from Radisson
Freeman’s Reach, outside Coho
Walkergate by the river
WHEN TODAY DOES YESTERDAY TOMORROW
Clayport library wall
THE NEXT PAGE
Hannah Jane Walker, Residents at HMP Low Newton, Neon Workshops
Clayport library wall
Crown Court Gardens
Inside St. Oswald’s Church
Epsztein & Gross
Facade of Ogden Building, Durham University
St Mary’s College, Durham University
THE TREE OF HOPE
Prince Bishops Place
Year 9 students from Durham Federation School with Lucie Brownlee and Neon Workshop
TWO FOR JOY
IN OUR HEARTS BLIND HOPE
The facade of the cathedral, seen from Palace Green
CITY OF LIST, CITY OF STORIES
The plastic shed
THE FOSSILIZED SEA
The Count’s House
Pekka Niittyvirta and Timo Aho
Fulling Mill stretch of Riverbank
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