Light Night Leeds sets new benchmark for cultural togetherness

Colourful illuminated benches will help bring people together to experience this year’s stunning Light Night Leeds. The beautiful light benches will be installed on Victoria Gardens ahead of next week’s annual arts showpiece, giving visitors a unique new place to get to know each other on October 5 and 6. Created by German artists Lichtbankobjekte with…

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Bright ideas to keep little ones busy on Light Night

Intrepid youngsters can battle space aliens, dance at a silent disco and discover a hidden forest as they explore the city centre during this year’s fantastic Light Night Leeds. The annual arts spectacular is set to include more events to fire the imaginations of younger visitors than ever before, with family friendly activities including drop in…

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Chance for artists to create the light fantastic

Innovative artists are being given a unique opportunity to produce a spectacular new light and sound display for one of city’s biggest cultural showpieces. Organisers of this year’s highly-anticipated Light Night Leeds are calling for creative ideas for an ambitious video mapping piece, which will be projected onto Leeds Civic Hall in front of…

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Apprenticeships to headline at the first direct arena next week

The largest apprenticeship fair in Yorkshire returns to Leeds next week for the fifth year in a row, with over 130 national and regional employers signed up to attend the event. The event will take place on Monday 6 March at the first direct Arena from 4-8pm, marking the start of National Apprenticeship Week.…

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Tens of thousands flock to phenomenal Light Night 2016

More than 60,000 people flocked to the city centre to be a part of this year’s incredible Light Night Leeds festival. Held over two nights for the first time on October 6 and 7, the unique celebration was the city’s biggest ever, and saw iconic local landmarks and venues illuminated by more than 50 spectacular…

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Artist’s vibrant mural to light up city’s historic market

A huge abstract mural will be unveiled at Leeds’s historic Kirkgate Market during an exciting performance to mark this week’s incredible Light Night 2016. Internationally-renowned Leeds artist Nicolas Dixon has been working on his latest eye-catching creation in the 140-year-old building’s newly-refurbished events space, with the finished piece set to go on show this…

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Dazzling display of fire and ice set to light up Leeds

Breath-taking sculptures illuminated by bright orange flames are set to fire the imaginations of visitors to this year’s Light Night Leeds. The incredible creations are one of a huge programme of installations inspired by the elements, which will be on display across the city as part of this year’s two night festival. Created by…

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City centre to host first ever light triathlon

A dazzling array of illuminated lanterns, cyclists, walkers and runners will take over the city centre next month when Leeds hosts its first ever light triathlon. Part of this year’s incredible Light Night 2016, the ambitious trio of installations will come together on October 6 in one of the highlights of the spectacular two-night celebration.…

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Mythical phoenix to take flight for Light Night 2016

A spectacular illuminated phoenix will spread its wings across the Civic Hall during next month’s incredible Light Night Leeds 2016. The dazzling display, entitled The Phoenix in the Stone, will be one of the showpiece events at this year’s celebration, which for the first time ever will see an exciting programme of installations and…

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