Light up autumn at the UK's largest light festival

Durham City

Prepare to be amazed as Lumiere, the breathtaking, city-wide celebration of light returns to sprinkle magic across Durham City for four dazzling evenings.

Read more … Close ×

Lumiere has lit up Durham City every other year since 2009, and is back this November to round off an incredible year of events across the north east county.

The spectacular festival will bring a series of international and local artists, lighting designers, and community groups together to illuminate the medieval city’s buildings, streets and public spaces, weaving a nocturnal art trail through the city with an incredible series of installations.

The 175,000 visitors to Lumiere in 2013 enjoyed a programme of 27 installations including the world’s biggest helium balloon, a phone box filled with real fish, and a giant 3D projection of an elephant stomping down Elvet Bridge. Further details of the 2015 festival will be announced shortly. Lumiere is produced by Artichoke.

*This event has now passed*

Content provided by This is Durham

For more local tourist information:

Previous slide
SSolar Equation © Matthew Andrews, Lumiere 2013
LLumiere © Matthew Andrews, Lumiere 2009
KKeyframes, Lumiere © Matthew Andrews, Lumiere 2013
ULumiere ©Matthew Andrews, Lumiere 2013
Next slide

Latest Twitter updates

Latest Facebook updates

Close

Customer survey …

VisitEngland would like to invite you to take part in a short survey about our website.

It should take no more than a couple of minutes.

Please click here to be taken to the survey

Close

To add items to favourites …

… you need to be logged in.

If you already have an account, log in.

Or register a

Access your account

Enter your e-mail address.
Enter the password that accompanies your e-mail.
Forgot your password? Recover your account
Don't have an account? Register an account