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  • Shorts for Wee Ones

    Friday 3rd Nov  5.30pm-10pm Saturday 4th Nov  5.30pm-7.30pm   A family friendly collection of short animations accessible for everyone. There’s a little mouse quietly obsessed with cleanliness, a thrilling high-speed chase through the streets of a French port (on tricycles!) and a reindeer faced with endless avalanches that keep burying his little cabin in the woods. An ...

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  • Family Zone at Lancaster Library

    Friday 3rd Nov  5.30pm-10pm Saturday 4th Nov  5.30pm-7.30pm The library is bustling with activities for the whole family….   Light Matter For hundreds of years scientists have been shining light on objects to see what they’re made of. Now it’s your chance. Step upstairs into the Lab and join our real-life scientists to discover Light Matter. ...

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  • Urban Leaves

    Friday 3rd Nov  5.30pm-10pm Saturday 4th Nov  5.30pm-7.30pm The beauty of the natural world surrounds us and reaches into our urban jungle. We often walk quickly by some magnificent examples in our city streets. Urban lights reminds us of their presence and the beauty they provide through the seasons.

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  • Morecambe Mini Illuminations

    The Storey Friday 3rd Nov  5.30pm-10pm Saturday 4th Nov  5.30pm-7.30pm @ShrimpingIt with Magenta Monocle &  The Exchange Creative Community Morecambe’s Mini illuminations, just like Blackpool but 16 inches high! A community design project in Morecambe West End’s creative quarter, participants created  Natural World-themed miniature wonders for this year’s festival. Watch out for the full display at ...

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  • Butterfly Transformation

    The Storey Friday 3rd Nov  5.30pm-10pm Saturday 4th Nov  5.30pm-7.30pm Institute of Architecture Design,  South China University of Technology   Strange and mesmerising creatures have landed in the Storey Gardens. The beautifully illuminated butterflies have made their way from China and taken up residence in Lancaster’s secret garden. Created using state-of-the-art 3D printing techniques and programmable LED ...

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  • Curator's Tour of Boomtown

    CURATOR’S TOUR OF ‘BOOMTOWN’ CITY MUSEUM | 3-3:45PM (FRI 3RD NOV & SAT 4TH NOV) Join Peter Donnelly, Curator of the Kings Own Royal Regiment Museum for an informative guided tour of the exhibition, Boomtown, which is the inspiration for our BLASTED installation.

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  • A Rat’s Tale

    Walkabout – meet at the library Friday 3rd Nov  5.30pm-10pm Saturday 4th Nov  5.30pm-7.30pm by Claire Dean in association with Litfest and Highwire CDT, Lancaster University   Lancaster is overrun with humans and the rats have had enough. They’ve heard a rat called the Pied Piper can help.  Follow the library story-trail to discover the unruly rats’ corner ...

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  • Jellyfish

    Walkabout Friday 3rd Nov  5.30pm-10pm Saturday 4th Nov  5.30pm-7.30pm Duxbury Designs and AbouTime Dance Company Performers: Jenny Reeves and Lucy Starkey   AbouTime Dance Company and Duxbury Designs are delighted to share this collaborative piece of costume and performance at Light up Lancaster. They combine intricate light up costume with fluid enchanting movement, to create an ethereal walkabout ...

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  • Water Worlds

    Lancaster Library Friday 3rd Nov  5.30pm-10pm Saturday 4th Nov  5.30pm-7.30pm Artist: Jenny Natusch Working with Anne Featherstone   Jenny Natusch is interested in the spectrum of life that is missed by the rush of the routine & the limitations of the naked eye. This new project is in its very early stages and explores droplets of water and ...

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  • The Moon Seat

    Friday 3rd Nov  5.30pm-10pm Saturday 4th Nov  5.30pm-7.30pm Alexander Jenkins with Owen Hindley, Yi Wen Lin The Moon Seat is a playful, interactive light installation inspired by the full moon. Re-imagining old folklore tales and courting long forgotten childhood fears, the Moon Seat entertains our inner child.   The audience is invited to become the instigators, breathing life ...

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  • We Wink, We Wink, Our Voices Blink

    Castle Approach Friday 3rd Nov  5.30pm-10pm Saturday 4th Nov  5.30pm-7.00pm   Tract and Touch CREATIVE TEAM: Yvon Bonenfant (conception, voice); Kingsley Ash (digital, coding, light and sound); Julien Masson (visual design) Supported by Arts Council England Grants for the Arts; the University of Winchester; Powered by The Point, Eastleigh     We Wink, We Wink, Our Voices Blink ...

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  • Akousmaflore et Lux

    Priory Church Friday 3rd Nov  5.30pm-10pm Saturday 4th Nov  5.30pm-7.30pm Scenocosme: Gregory Lasserre & Anais met den Ancxt   Akousmaflore is an interactive artwork installation, a small garden composed of living musical plants, which react to gentle contact. Each plant reacts to touch in a different way, producing a specific sound and lights. Our invisible electrostatic energy acts ...

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  • Illuminating Conversations

    Dallas Road Gardens Friday 3rd Nov  5.30pm-10pm Saturday 4th Nov  5.30pm-7.30pm   Artist: Dan Fox Company: Sound Intervention assisted by Bob Fisher, Simon Hanson, Steve Fairclough. Shimmer original concept developed with Phil Supple/ Light Refreshment   Come and discover an illuminated sound garden. Dan Fox has made a composition based on recorded conversations with residents of the Dallas ...

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  • Blasted

    Lancaster City Museum, Market Square Friday 5pm – 10 pm Saturday 5pm – 7.30 pm  Friends of the City Museum One hundred years ago an explosion rocked Lancashire. The munitions depot at White Lund in Morecambe exploded with a force that could be heard as far away as Burnley. Due to the secretive nature of the factory, press reports were suppressed at the time ...

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  • Les Luminéoles

    Dalton Square Friday 3rd Nov 5.30pm-10pm Saturday 4th Nov 5.30pm-7.30pm Les Luminéoles® de l’Entreprise Porté Par le Vent, has been designed by Christophe Martine and was created for the Fête des Lumières in Lyon.   The Luminéoles, imaginary illuminated birds with graceful wings, dancing in the wind. As they take off, they spread ...

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  • Dawn Chorus

    Judges’ Lodgings Friday 3rd Nov  5.30pm-10pm Saturday 4th Nov  5.30pm-7.30pm   The stillness of the night is broken by the sound of a solitary bird. As she rouses her accomplices, there’s soon a cacophony to welcome the first light of day.   A Dawn Chorus explores the beauty of the evolving day… and then goes slightly awry! ...

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  • Light Fields

    Sun Square Friday 3rd Nov  5.30pm-10pm Saturday 4th Nov  5.30pm-7.30pm   Take a peek into a fantastical world where even earth’s natural resources are mined, packaged and sold. Once a natural resource, now light is a sought after commodity, grown in fields, harvested like wheat, and bottled and sold for food and water. Enter the fantastical world ...

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  • Sigh of the Sea

    Market Square Friday 3rd Nov  5.30pm-10pm Saturday 4th Nov  5.30pm-7.30pm More Music Produced by Pete Moser and Ashley Murphy       More Music is taking over Market Square with tales of the Bay, the Birds, the Winds and the Tides. Under a festooned roof of changing lights an hourly sequence of music will include: The Spirit of ...

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  • Trespass

    Lancaster Castle Friday 3rd Nov  5.30pm-10pm Saturday 4th Nov  5.30pm-7.00pm by imitating the dog with James Hamilton With live performance by our community choir, from Preston, Lancaster, Blackburn and Skelmersdale   When the world has gone to bed, a boy wanders the streets of his hometown. Along the cobbles and past the houses, through the centre and up ...

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  • A fascinating trail of art and light in Lancaster city centre...

    Light Art Trail Friday 3rd Nov  5.30pm-10pm Saturday 4th Nov  5.30pm-7.30pm A family-friendly evening of art, music, dance, projection and illumination around the city centre. Using the city’s heritage buildings, squares and shops, you’ll be able to experience a magical trail of light, bringing to life the city like never before. Artists, musicians and performers are ...

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