‘Light, Art, the Universe and Everything’

Lumiere Festival of Light

Lumiere Durham, the UK’s largest outdoor light festival returns to Durham this November to illuminate the medieval streets of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

This year, in addition to a public programme of spectacular light installations, festival producers Artichoke will host a one-day conference in association with Durham County Council inspired by UNESCO’s International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies on Friday 13 November 2015.

The conference, which is under the Patronage of UNESCO, will bring together an eclectic panel of speakers at Durham’s Gala Theatre celebrating the potential of light and its significance for the arts, science, spirituality and public space.

Leading scientists, artists, academics and public policy makers will share their experiences and ideas on how light can change the world from revolutionising medicine using cutting-edge technologies and bringing light to communities without electricity, to transforming the places we live with amazing art installations and ground-breaking building design.

Helen Marriage, Artistic Director of Artichoke, said how the conference will be:

A rare opportunity to hear some of our most inspiring and respected thinkers, scientists, artists and arts professionals from across the globe considering the significance, meaning and possibilities of the magical phenomenon of light”.

For more information on the conference and the festival, click here.