When: 29th October – 1st November 2014, 6pm – 10pm
Where: York, North Yorkshire
£: Tickets for Hidden Worlds cost £4 for adults, £3 for under 16’s and under 5’s go free. Under 12’s must be accompanied by an adult. The other Illuminating York events are free.
What is it?
The ninth annual Illuminating York Festival takes place from Wednesday 29th October to Saturday 1st November 2014. The festival is inspired by York’s leading lights throughout the centuries.
The main event at this year’s Illuminating York is Hidden Worlds, an artwork which will be projected onto the Crown Court at the Eye of York. This will be complemented with eleven other brand new illuminating artworks across the city. In addition to the artworks there will be a whole host of events as part of the festival programme put on by York’s key visitor attractions.
Hidden Worlds is inspired by York’s own John Snow, the 19th Century physician who not only discovered how cholera spread, but also went on to pioneer the use of anaesthetics. In homage to Snow’s story, Seeper’s artwork, a 3D projection-mapped animation, will take the audience into the hidden worlds of the microscopic and the unconscious. Hidden Worlds promises to be an entertaining and fun, yet unique and unforgettable experience.
This is the first time that Seeper, the artists who are creating Hidden Worlds, have performed at Illuminating York. Seeper are themselves leading lights in their industry, having produced some of the world’s most ambitious 3D projection-mapping shows during their 15 years history.
The free supporting programme this year includes a mix of static illuminated artworks, performance and projection across the city. Impossible Arts will present Codex, a magical art installation at the Coppergate Centre, while Twist Design have created The Wheels of Industry for King’s Square.
Other events during the festival include The Bloody Tour of York with Mad Alice, giving visitors a special candlelit tour of York’s historic landmarks and gruesome history. There will also be Chocolate Tasting in the Dark at York’s CHOCOLATE Story.
More info: www.illuminatingyork.org