Light up Lancaster and the North

lighting-up-the-northLight-up Lancaster, on 4th and 5th November 2016, is one of a series of art and light festivals across the north of England:

Light Night Leeds, Friday 7th October 2016

Durham Lumiere

Illuminating York, 26th – 29th October 2016

Enchanted Parks, Newcastle/Gateshead, 6 – 11 December 2016

Lightpool, part of Blackpool Illuminations

Lightwaves, 9-18 December 2016, Salford Quays/MediaCityUK


The Lancaster event began in 2012 as a partnership between Lancaster’s annual  fireworks spectacular and a pilot event celebrating art and light, ‘Light up the Streets’.

It gained support from Arts Council England, Lancashire County Council and Lancaster Business Improvement District (BID) to become Light Up Lancaster, a weekend of festival of art and light, incorporating the annual fireworks event.

Programme details and activities available on the Light Up Lancaster website.

For those interested in being part of Light Up Lancaster, and have photography/film-making skills, or an interest in capturing feedback from the event to inform future design, then get in touch with the organisers to register your interest before 31st August 2016.