When: 3rd – 4th November 2017
Where: Lancaster city centre
What is it?
Lancaster’s festival of light, art and fireworks will be bringing a colourful glow to the city from Friday 3rd to Saturday 4th November.
This year’s Light Up Lancaster will see two nights of illumination, with a Natural World theme, allowing visitors to take a journey through the city’s heritage and open spaces.
The event will include a Light Art Trail, walkabouts, tours, workshops and light installations. The event will finish with a firework display at the castle, which visitors will be able to view from points around the city.
The entertainment will begin on the Friday evening with family friendly events including short animations, activities at the library, illuminated butterflies at Storey Gardens, and themed mini illuminations in Morecambe.
The Light Art Trail will give visitors the chance to see the city’s buildings, squares, gardens and monuments come alive after dark with projections, artworks and performances.
There will also be guided tours of the Boomtown exhibition, a story trail, dance performances in light up costumes, an illuminated sound garden, and an interactive installation of musical plants.
Light Up Lancaster is an interactive event, with artists, musicians and performers’ unique installations inviting audiences to discover what would happen if Mother Nature reclaimed the castle; see the dawn in a new light at the Judges’ Lodgings; hear the sea come to the city in musical form; and sit in the Moon Seat and see their inner animal reflected.
Workshops on the Saturday will include finger glow bugs, autumn lantern making, silhouette nightlights, and shadow puppets.
The firework finale will begin at 8pm on the Saturday, launching from the Castle, with viewing areas at the Giant Axe (a wristband is needed) and Williamson Park.