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Durham 16-19 Novem­ber 2017 Lon­don 18-21 Jan­uary 2018 As the UK’S largest light fes­ti­val, artists from around the world will once again come to­gether to the birth­place of the Lu­miere Fes­ti­val and il­lu­mi­nate the City of Durham in new and in­spir­ing ways. A ros­ter of the world’s lead­ing UK and in­ter­na­tional artists will trans­form Durham’s ur­ban architecture, il­lu­mi­nat­ing its build­ings and public spa­ces in over forty awe-in­spir­ing site spe­cific light sculp­tures and in­stal­la­tions. Lu­miere is more than a four-day light fes­ti­val: it is an ex­ten­sive out­door art gallery that tem­po­rar­ily trans­forms the public realm. The fes­ti­val show­cases an ex­tra­or­di­nary level of in­ge­nu­ity fea­tur­ing works that tra­verse the in­ter­sec­tion be­tween tech­nol­ogy, public sculp­ture, videog­ra­phy, elec­tri­cal en­gi­neer­ing, and so­cial project. Com­pletely free to at­tend, Lu­miere is com­mit­ted to bring­ing art out­side the gallery space, mak­ing it open, ac­ces­si­ble, in­clu­sive and large in scale. As well as the fes­ti­val, Lu­miere is ac­com­pa­nied by a com­mu­nity en­gage­ment pro­gramme that reaches hun­dreds of school­child­ren and lo­cal res­i­dents with lit­tle ac­cess to the arts, and leaves a last­ing legacy.

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