November 17 2015

Lumiere Durham 2015

Once again Lumiere festival returned to the steep and cobbled streets of Durham city, after last gracing the city in 2013.

Each time the festival has filled our city with creative and breath taking art installations from a collaboration of artists from around the globe, and this year was no exception! Although the northern weather did try to put a damper on the occasion throwing everything from gale force winds to countless hours of heavy raining, but luckily not even enough to prevent thousands of people visiting the city to admire these works of art! And we certainly didn’t miss out on the action, here are just a few of our favourite installations!


The world Machine

A collaborative piece by Ross Ashton, John Del Nero, Isobel Waller-Bridge, Carlos Frenk and Richard Bower. Projecting various designs on the city’s best know monument and most famous building Durham Cathedral. We loved this piece, each projection guiding us through the development of ideas about the origin of the Universe. The cathedral was also lit up in red, white and blue to pay homage to the victims from the attacks in Paris that took places on 13th of November 2015.



Complex Meshes 2015

A elaborate piece created by French artist Miguel Chevalier, creating a ceiling of light that twists and moves upon the cathedrals ceilings.



The Red House

Another huge projection installation by French artist Patrice Warrener, shining beautiful elaborate colours upon one of Durham’s less well known buildings Old Shire Hall.



If you missed the festival this year, Lumiere will be returning to Durham in 2017, we’ll certainly be attending again!