When: 2nd – 3rd November 2018
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 2nd to Saturday 3rd November.
This year’s Light Up Lancaster will see two nights of illumination, with the theme of Home, allowing visitors to take a journey through the city’s heritage and open spaces.
The event will include a Light Art Trail, family 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 large-scale bird lanterns, an immersive light, video and sound installation at St Thomas Church, and a trail of video art through the city centre, presenting exceptional films in unexpected locations.
Other light events will include The Pikooks, which features a pair of kites resembling snowy owls, that will soar gracefully into the Lancaster sky in a poetic courtship dance. Electronika K9 Walk, a charming, transforming light installation of a boy walking his dog home; and a smiling, blinking, twitching and frowning Lancashire Moon.
There will also be a chance to explore the universe, where extraordinary planets are waiting to be discovered, with Illuminos at the Judges’ Lodgings.
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 a Lancaster University Family Zone, where guests can join the university’s Medical School and the Physics, History and Psychology Departments in Lancaster Library as they explore numbers, planets, colours, light and the secrets of the human body.
The light events will continue on the Saturday, in addition there will be a series of workshops including the opportunity to make light jars, lanterns, sun-catchers and shadow puppets.
The firework finale will begin at 6.30pm on the Saturday, launching from the Castle, with viewing areas at the Giant Axe (a wristband is needed) and Williamson Park.