Let there be light: Lumiere Durham 2011

For the last few days Durham has been lit up by beautiful light installations from a number of talented artists for Lumiere 2011. Having visited the first Lumiere back in 2009, I was eager to visit this year. Having been an underrated attraction a couple of years ago, this year’s Lumiere definitely had a better PR campaign. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many people in Durham, for a small historical city the amount of human traffic was slightly overwhelming. These are some snaps that I managed to get on the night but there are lots of (much better quality) photos on the website if you want to see more.

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My favourite piece of the night was the installation by Tracey Emin, a single phrase scrawled in blue neon lighting on the side of a church: ‘be faithful to your dreams’. I didn’t get any great shots of it but you can see it here. From the giant snow-globe in Market Square to the light show that was projected onto Durham Cathedral, the Lumiere was a beautifully tongue-in-cheek spectacle.

20 Comments

  1. November 21, 2011 / 4:40 pm

    Oh the rings I sell at school are the same as a big blogger, hence why I don't sell them on my online shop, I bought a load before I knew her blog or her shop but now I wouldn't be comfortable selling the same as her online, I wear some in all my posts.x

  2. November 21, 2011 / 4:53 pm

    The Lumiere event looks amazing. I took a look at it on Friday but Durham was really busy and it kind of put me off. I didn't realise that the lights were all around the city though, I thought it was just that giant snowglobe in the centre which people went to see! I'm glad you found some of the posts I shared on Sunday inspiring :).

    Sarah
    xo

    http://www.almostdelightful.com

  3. November 21, 2011 / 6:07 pm

    So pretty!

    Hope you well babe 🙂 xx

  4. November 21, 2011 / 8:27 pm

    Amazing pics dear!

  5. November 22, 2011 / 7:40 am

    lovely photos!

  6. November 22, 2011 / 9:39 am

    Oh so pretty pictures! It looks like you had a great time. Have a lovely day. <3<3

  7. November 22, 2011 / 11:58 am

    Brilliant installation works!! 🙂 u must hv enjoyed it very much.

  8. November 23, 2011 / 11:30 pm

    i love all these works of art all over the city!!! very cool!

  9. November 26, 2011 / 8:35 am

    oh my gosh, this is so cool! lovely photos, the first especially.

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