This weekend Durham was once again, home of the Lumiere Festival. Despite the cold and rain, we had a really fun night checking out the different displays of art.
For those who are unfamiliar with Lumiere, it is the UK’s largest light festival. A series of installations take over the city for a weekend and explore the possibilities of light and how it can transform urban environments.
My favourite installation was ‘The World Machine’ at Durham Cathedral. Lumiere festival described it as the “story of the birth of modern cosmology from the 12th Century until present day” told through song and illumination on the façade of the cathedral.
The stunning projection captured a sense of art colliding with science, in a multi-sensory display. It created a magical atmosphere in the historic surroundings of Palace Green.
I would highly recommend attending a Lumiere Festival if you have the opportunity. It is incredible how these light instillations can transform a city into living artwork.