Light Night Leeds
Light Night is our city’s annual multi-arts and light festival, taking place in October every year. It’s a brilliant chance to explore the city in an unusual way as you make your way through a series of performances held in and around iconic Leeds landmarks and out on the city’s streets.
The theme for this year is “Light”, and many performances will use or take inspiration from light sources. March in the ‘Light Night Lantern Parade’ or take a walk over to the River Aire to see the water brought to life with sound and light projection ‘Whale Song’. In Millennium Square a ‘Wave Garden’ will use chromastrobic light and high power LEDs to paint ever-changing patterns on the surface of projected sculptural forms.
This year our Performing Arts students will be taking over Queens Square to bring to life the natural phenomenon of bioluminescence. Their performance invites you to “imagine jellyfish, fungi, fireflies and fish glowing in cold light, glimpsed in the camp-fire glow or caught in the deep sea diver’s torch light.” Students will perform a variety of sequences over the course of the evening, bringing the urban garden landscape of Queen’s Square to life and light with actions and imagery of the natural world.
Our Northern Film School have been commissioned by Leeds City Council to film and produce a Light Night highlights feature. The crew will have eleven film units working on the night to record the action as it unfolds.
The festival runs 18:00 – 23:00 and is free and open to all. Download a map of all the evening’s events here.