Lancaster’s festival of light, art and fireworks will be bringing a colourful glow to the city on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd November.
The annual event allows visitors to take a night-time journey through the city’s hidden places, heritage and open spaces. This year’s Light Up Lancaster will see two nights of illumination, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission.
The event will include light art walking trails, family-friendly workshops, and interactive light artworks. The event finale on Saturday night will feature a firework display, launched from the castle, which visitors will be able to view from points around the city.
The entertainment will begin on the Friday evening, from 5.30pm, when the installations will be lit up to explore. Visitors can follow the three walking trails: a family friendly trail taking in the interactive artworks, a space exploration trail with models of the moon and shuttle projections, and a trail taking in Lancaster’s historic locations.
Artworks will include The Happiness Sum, a playful, interactive installation that poses important questions about what activities make us happy; and The Promenade of Galaxies, a participatory promenade by youth dance company Ludus Dance, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landings.
Other artworks will include the Portal of Reflection, an ever evolving kaleidoscopic experience; Pharos, a dynamic sculpture constructed from a series of lenses; and a nostalgic, interactive, Space Invasion.
Workshops at this year’s Light Up Lancaster will include the chance to make Kaleidoscopes, planets, shuttles and glow in the dark space jars.
The firework finale will begin at 8pm on the Saturday, launching from the Castle, with viewing areas at the Giant Axe and Quay Meadow (a wristband is needed) and Williamson Park (no wristbands needed, just turn up).
When: 1st – 2nd November 2019
Where: Lancaster city centre, Lancashire
More info: www.lightuplancaster.co.uk