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Latest updates and news from Light Up Lancaster and our partners, sponsors and supporters.

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    Artist Opportunity - SHINE Emerging Artist Programme 2019

    The SHINE programme aims to nurture and develop new talent, giving artists the opportunity to exhibit or perform new work at three of the LUTN festivals (Light Night Leeds, Light Up Lancaster, Lightwaves at Salford Quays). Up to three artists or collectives will be awarded bursaries of up to £4,000 each to realise their new artwork. The artwork has to be ...

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  • Turn the Big Light On by More Music and David Boultbee from Bread Art Collective. Photographer Credit Robin Zahler

    Save the date.

    This year’s festival will take place on 1-2 November 2019. Sign up to our e-newsletter or follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram to hear first about this year’s programme of events. See you soon!

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  • View this year's Festival Programme

    You can now view this year’s festival programme below. Printed copies are available on the weekend.  Please support our festival by making a donation to Lancaster and Morecambe Lions.  All proceeds will be split evenly and go towards future festivals and local charities. Thank you!  

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  • Lancashire Tourism Awards Finalist!

    We are very pleased to announce that Light Up Lancaster is a Lancashire Tourism Awards Finalist in the Large Event category! Thank you to everyone who has helped us make this such a special event – and keep your fingers crossed as we go forward to the Finals! https://www.lancashiretourismawards.com/2018/09/11/lancashire-tourism-awards-2018-the-finalists/

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  • Lancaster Fireworks Spectacular

    Saturday sees a return of the fantastic firework display! Join us from 6.30pm onwards at one of our designated viewing areas to see this amazing display of light and music which will start at 8pm. Remaining wristbands for Quay Meadow and Giant Axe can be ordered (subject to availability) from Lancaster Visitor Information Centre, The Storey, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, ...

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  • Lancaster BID Ginnels Project

    Artists and lighting specialists are invited to submit proposals for a light art project funded by Lancaster Business Improvement District (BID) and Lancaster City Council (LCC) which is to be launched at Light Up Lancaster Festival in November 2018. We are keen to hear from artists, groups of artists, lighting specialists, contractors or partnerships who want to design and install creative ...

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  • Where There’s Brass There’s Buttons!

    Acclaimed artist, Louise-Ann Wilson, is creating a stunning installation at Lancaster Priory for Light Up Lancaster 2018.  Along with a team of volunteers she is planning to create 2000 red roses from paper napkins.  But she urgently needs 2,000 brass or metal buttons to complete her beautiful Remembrance art installation –  Returning, We Hear Larks. Louise will lead three community make sessions on Saturday ...

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