Light Up Lancaster 2013
Light Up Lancaster 2013
Illuminations, art, music, dance, projection, fireworks - Light Up Lancaster is a four-day festival for all the family. Follow #lightup on Twitter to be kept up to date with details of these exciting events!
Times(s): 7:15PM to 10:00PM
Notes: Light Up The Waterways - Now Sold Out
Event Contact: Lancaster Visitor Information Centre
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Light up Lancaster is a partnership between Lancaster City Council and Lancaster Arts Partners and has been made possible with the support of the following organisations:
Lancashire County Council | Lancaster Unlimited on behalf of the Lancaster BID (Business Improvement District) | Arts Council of England | Canal & River Trust | Market Gate Shopping Centre | Duchy of Lancaster | BBC Radio Lancashire | societies from Lancaster University | AXA Insurance | St John's Hospice | Hotfoot Creative Design Communications.
LIGHT UP THE WATERWAYS - event fully booked*
Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 October
Start times: 7.15pm, 8.00pm, 8.45pm
*Please note that this ticket-only event is now fully booked on both evenings. Unfortunately there are no viewing areas for non-ticket holders, due to safety concerns and site restrictions. Please join us instead on Friday and Saturday night for our other Light up Lancaster events.
Commissioned by the Canal & River Trust, this is a free event for all the family to enjoy. Discover the stories and heritage of our waterways and their often overlooked ecology,
with a series of acts by aerial artists, magicians, dancers, musicians and other exciting performance artists, alongside the Grade 1 Listed Lune Aqueduct.
During the day (10am - 5pm) on the 29 and 30 October, there will be family-friendly drawing workshops taking place at St Nics - creating pieces of artwork to be exhibited at Light Up The Streets. No need to book - just bring the family and join in! More details available by downloading the pdf at the top right hand corner of this page.
LIGHT UP THE STREETS
Friday 1 November
Performances from 6pm onwards
Take a stroll through the city centre for a unique evening art experience animating our
beautiful buildings and squares. Discover new stories along the trail, with a string of music,
dance, theatre and film events. This is a self-guided evening; performances begin at 6pm, but you can arrive at any time and pick up a guide to the evening's performances and installations from one of our stewards.
Please see our guide to accessible viewing, parking and toilets (PDF 140K)
Partner organisations involved in bringing Light Up The Streets to you include:
- More Music, who have produced Tower of Salvation, Grain of Truth, Wandering of Souls, the Rule of Law, and will be featuring the Baybeat Street band. Find out more on their website.
- Ludus, whose rehearsals can be seen on our Facebook page.
LIGHT UP THE SKIES
The Fireworks Spectacular
Saturday 2 November
Activities from 10am, Fireworks at 8pm
Lancaster’s magical extravaganza of fireworks, which lights up the historic landscape and
skyline of the city, is one of the finest displays in the north. This year the fireworks will again be fired from the roof of Lancaster’s medieval castle.
- PLEASE NOTE: LAST WRISTBAND ADMISSIONS TO THE GIANT AXE AND QUAY MEADOW VIEWING AREAS WILL BE AT 7.30PM - please arrive before this time.
The viewing areas open at 6pm.
- Conditions may be muddy underfoot so please wear suitable footwear and waterproof clothing.
The main viewing areas at Quay Meadow and Giant Axe require a wristband which can be ordered here: www.lancaster.gov.uk/fireworks . These viewing areas will be open from 6pm with last admissions at 7.30pm. Wristbands for Quay Meadow and Giant Axe are now fully booked online. There are a very few still available from the Visitor Information Centres.
There are also many other excellent viewing areas throughout the district which do not require wristbands. Recommended areas include Williamson Park and Salt Ayre Sports and Leisure Centre. Salt Ayre will have a host of family-friendly activities including a fun-fair from 4pm onwards.
There will also be activities including workshops, guided walks and storytelling taking place throughout the day on Saturday. For more information download the events guide at the top right hand side of this page or contact Lancaster Visitor Information Centre on 01524 582394 to be sent a printed copy of the guide.
Light Up Lancaster is grateful to Diggles Ffrances Passage, Diggles Market Square, Esquires Coffee and NICE at The Castle for their generous support of our volunteers and stewards at Light Up The Streets.
*Please note: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information listed is correct. However we advise that you check the details when booking or before attending an event or activity.
Date Updated: 01/11/13