Light Night’s love-themed artwork will be all heart

A romantic illuminated artwork will set hearts racing outside Leeds Town Hall during next month’s highly-anticipated Light Night Leeds. The striking piece entitled With Love will see a giant, bright red love heart take centre stage outside the historic building during October’s spectacular two-night celebration and give visitors the chance to see their heartbeats…

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Light Night Leeds is the UK’s largest annual arts and light festival returning on 10 and 11 October 2019

Giant, illuminated seesaws will make sure next month’s incredible Light Night Leeds is full of unforgettable ups and downs. The family-friendly, interactive installation, entitled Wave-Field, will give visitors the chance to team up and create their own unique patterns and harmonies as the two-night cultural spectacular returns to the city on October 10 and…

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Light Night’s glowing goliaths will be out of this world

A group of gigantic, luminous humanoids will land in the city centre for a captivating interplanetary installation at this year’s Light Night Leeds. The mesmerising piece, entitled Fantastic Planet, is set to be one of the highlights of the annual cultural spectacular and will be found in the event’s new Victoria Zone, occupying sites…

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Leeds 2023 is backing the light fantastic

The city’s new international cultural festival is throwing its weight behind one of Leeds’s most spectacular annual arts events. Leeds 2023 has this week been announced as the headline partner for October’s incredible Light Night Leeds, setting the stage for a dazzling demonstration of the city’s world-class cultural offering. Taking place over two-night son…

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Bright idea to mix art and science at cultural spectacular

The historic stonework of Leeds Civic Hall will be transformed by a breathtaking fusion of modern art and cutting-edge science when Light Night Leeds returns this October. A team of international artists is currently working on a spectacular projection, which will use the Georgian building’s distinctive, white facade as a canvas to explore the…

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Suffragettes to light the way at Leeds cultural spectacular

They were the formidable Leeds campaigners whose courage and determination helped women across the country finally win their long fight for the right to vote. Now a century later, one of their home city’s biggest cultural celebrations is looking to shed new light on the stories of stalwart Suffragettes Leonora Cohen and Mary Gawthorpe.…

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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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Culture under the spotlight as top Euro artists come to Leeds

Exciting European artists will be lighting up Leeds with a series of captivating creations when Light Night returns to the city this October. Taking place just a few weeks before the city officially submits its ambitious bid to be European Capital of Culture in 2023, the astonishing arts spectacular will see Leeds host illuminated…

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Music of the mind set to light up magnificent Leeds Town Hall organ

Standing a towering 50 feet high and weighing more than 70 tonnes, it’s usually an instrument for only the most accomplished of musical maestros. But visitors to this year’s incredible Light Night Leeds will get the once-in-a-lifetime chance to compose a unique cerebral symphony on Leeds Town Hall’s magnificent 160-year-old organ using only the…

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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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Carnival atmosphere as dazzling dancers join illuminated parade

Performers from Leeds West Indian Carnival will be part of a flamboyant parade of music, light and colour to kick off this year’s incredible Light Night Leeds celebrations. They will take their place amidst a sea of stunning LED umbrellas from artists Cirque Bijou, lanterns and stilt walkers from Handmade Parade and spectacular drummers…

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Spectacular display set to throw new light on the story of Leeds

A dramatic new projection capturing the spirit, history and heritage of Leeds will illuminate one of the city’s most famous buildings when Light Night Leeds returns this October. Leeds Civic Hall will be the canvas for the breath-taking digital arts display entitled Out of the Aire, which has been created by Ross Ashton and…

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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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City’s cultural spectaculars join prestigious European collective

Three spectacular cultural showpieces in Leeds have officially joined the ranks of some of Europe’s most prestigious arts events. Light Night Leeds, the Leeds International Film Festival (LIFF) and Compass Festival have this week become part of the EFFE festival community, which brings together top events from across the continent that have a significant…

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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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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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