Sneak Preview of Lumiere 2017

Sneak Preview of Lumiere 2017

Durham’s iconic landmarks including Durham Cathedral, Durham Castle and the historic Miners’ Hall at Redhills are the first locations to be announced in this sneak preview of the programme for the fifth edition of Lumiere, the UK’s largest light festival, which returns to Durham,16th – 19th November 2017.

Lumiere is produced by arts charity Artichoke, the UK’s leading creative producer of art in the public realm and is commissioned by Durham County Council, with additional support from Arts Council England, Durham University and a host of further funders and supporters.

Artists Pablo Valbuena (Spain), Hannah Fox (UK) and Shared Space and Light (UK) will respond to these unique locations with bold and captivating new work, created in collaboration with a broad range of local people, from Durham Cathedral’s bell ringers to the hidden heroes of the public sector

METHODS, PABLO VALBUENA, DURHAM CATHEDRAL Pablo Valbuena will present Methods, a new work that will transform the interior and exterior of Durham’s iconic cathedral. Methods is inspired by the 17th century art of change ringing, the form of ringing bells in a series of numerical sequences which creates striking tonal effects. This specially commissioned installation will visualise these patterns of change ringing in light across the entire cathedral building, dividing the cathedral into ten segments, one for each bell. The spatial sections will be highlighted in accordance with the sound of the bells, projecting a synergy of sound and visual time-based patterns onto both the interior and exterior of the cathedral. (more…)

Welcome lovers of Durham

Welcome lovers of Durham

Lumiere Durham, 16th – 19th November 2017

Back in Durham for the fifth time, artists from around the world will illuminate the city in delightful and unexpected ways, with a series of light installations to explore.
Entry to the city centre area / peninsula will be ticket only, 4.30-7.30pm during Lumiere.
Over half of the 29 art works, including some of the most spectacular installations, will be located outside the city centre area and can be visited without a ticket, any time between 4.30pm – 11pm. Everyone will be able to enter the city centre once the ticketed period is over, although you may have to queue.

Access to the city centre area is via:
Framwelgate Bridge
Claypath
Elvet Brige
Prebends Bridge will be exit only.  All other access points will be closed.
When are tickets for Durham Lumiere available?
Tickets will be available from Thursday, October 15 and free when collected in person at no charge from Gala Theatre and the following Durham County Council Customer Access Points: Barnard Castle; Chester-le-Street; Consett; Crook; Seaham; Spennymoor; and Stanley see the Lumiere website for details.
Tickets are also bookable in advance, online and by phone, through Ticketmaster (£1 booking charge per ticket plus postage. See the Lumiere page on Ticketmaster for terms and conditions).
They are limited to 6 per household.
Why do I need a ticket?
Tickets are necessary only to visit the artworks in the central area and only between 4.30pm and 7.30pm, although people should still be prepared to queue during this busy period.

 

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