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  • Light Up Lancaster on the small screen!

    Check out our new short film especially commissioned for this year’s Light Up Lancaster festival. Produced by Daniel Brereton it showcases the things that really made Light Up Lancaster special this year. From the mesmerising light installations to the interactive sound and light activities, everyone got involved and enjoyed themselves from start to finish! If you enjoyed Light Up ...

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  • Thank you for your feedback!

    We are delighted that you joined us for Light Up Lancaster and hope you enjoyed it. Thank you to everyone who completed our survey – helping us to make the festival even better in the future! The survey is now closed – if you have any further feedback for us, please email hello@lightuplancaster.co.uk .  

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  • Support Lancaster and Morecambe Lions at LUL!

    For this year’s Light Up Lancaster, we are proud to be working with Lancaster and Morecambe Lions Club.  The club has been serving our communities of Lancaster and Morecambe, Lancashire, UK for over 40 years. Members will be out on Friday and Saturday night, helping with general visitor enquiries and raising funds to help local organisations. For this year they ...

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  • Fireworks at the ready!

    The skies above Lancaster will be ablaze with colour once again this year as Light up Lancaster launches its 2016 Firework Spectacular. Outdoor arts experts Walk the Plank will be putting on another thrilling show from the top of Lancaster Castle for everyone to see. This year they’ve crafted a special day and night themed line-up of tunes, from the ...

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  • Dallas Road School sets sail for Light Up Lancaster!

    Canal Inspires Creativity Sixty schoolchildren and other young people have set sail on a watery attraction for this year’s Light Up Lancaster. If Boats Could Talk has been inspired by the city’s historic Aldcliffe area and Lancaster Canal and will feature a floating sculpture and lantern display on November 4 and 5. Visitors arriving at the Aldcliffe Triangle and canal ...

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  • Light Up Lancaster programmes are here!

    The Light Up Lancaster programmes are here! Pick up your copy from Lancaster or Morecambe Visitor Information Centres, Lancaster or Morecambe Town Halls, Salt Ayre or Williamson Park. Alternatively view your copy online here!  

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  • Fireworks wristbands now sold out online

    Wristbands for the Giant Axe and Quay Meadow Viewing Areas are now sold out online. There may be a very few remaining at Lancaster and Morecambe Visitor Information Centres which can be ordered by phone (01524 582394 / 01524 582808) or by calling in to the centres during the week. Alternatively watch the fireworks from our other official viewing areas at Salt Ayre or Williamson ...

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  • We're in great company!

    We’re very pleased to have been featured as one of www.holidaylettings.co.uk‘s Top 15 November Festivals! We’re in great company, having been chosen along with the Kendal Mountain Festival, the Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival, and lots of other exciting seasonal festivals around the UK. Read more here and be inspired to do something a bit different ...

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  • Moorside School and the 'Recommissioned' project

      Children from Moorside Primary School have been taking part in workshops at Lancaster City Museum for the ‘Recommissioned Project‘, part of Light Up Lancaster.       Through sessions and activities run by Peter Donnelly, Steve Fairclough and Jenny McCabe, plus a tour of the current museum exhibition, ‘141 Days, The Battle of the Somme’, the children learned all about ...

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  • Thank you for helping us to create Illuminated City!

    On Friday afternoon, Jenny and Bonnie were busy preparing artworks for Illuminated City in Lancaster City Centre!         They were helped by children and adults who discovered how to screen print the birds, animals and objects which will be used to decorate the artworks. You will be able to view these wonderful artworks situated in shops across ...

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  • Fireworks wristbands

    If you’ve ordered fireworks wristbands online, they’ll be winging their way to you by post over the next few days! If not, order your Giant Axe wristbands online now at lightuplancaster.co.uk/tickets/ or pop into Morecambe or Lancaster Visitor Information Centres or Town Halls – they still have a small amount of both Quay Meadow and Giant ...

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  • Quay Meadow wristbands sold out, Giant Axe still available

    Wristbands for Quay Meadow fireworks viewing area are now sold out online, but there may be a very few still available from Lancaster and Morecambe Visitor Information Centres or from Lancaster and Morecambe Town Hall Customer Service Centres. There are also still some remaining online for Giant Axe: http://lightuplancaster.co.uk/tickets/

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  • Get involved with Ludus Dance's performance of 'Light Rain'

    A playfully mischievous piece performed by a cast of local people, ‘Light Rain’ has been specially commissioned for Light Up Lancaster 2016. We have some opportunities for you to get involved in this piece, which will combine movement, projection and sound. Following the workshops and a full cast rehearsal, Light Rain will be performed in Sun Square on Friday 4th November ...

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  • Light up Lancaster

    Friendly outgoing people sought to act as guides and stewards!

    VOLUNTEER GUIDES / STEWARDS Friendly outgoing people sought to act as guides and stewards during the event. Can you help? Training will be given but previous experience of stewarding and/or a friendly, calm and sensible attitude is sought. Volunteers need to be at least 18 years old. To find out more about becoming a volunteer steward and to apply please download ...

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  • Festival Evaluation Management Commission

    Light Up Lancaster 2016 – Evaluation Management Brief   Introduction   This brief has been prepared to provide information on Light Up Lancaster Festival on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th November 2016 and sets out the Evaluation Management requirements.   About Light up Lancaster Festival 2016 will be the fourth year of Light Up Lancaster Festival. The festival includes a light and art trail through ...

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  • Photography and Film-making Documentation Commission

    Light Up Lancaster 2016 – Documentation Brief   Introduction   This brief has been prepared to provide information on Light Up Lancaster Festival on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th November 2016 and sets out the Documentation requirements.   About Light up Lancaster Festival 2016 will be the fourth year of Light Up Lancaster Festival. The festival includes a light and art trail through the ...

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  • Join us in 'Letting the Light Loose'

    ‘Letting the Light Loose’ A digital projection and movement play day for Light Up Lancaster Tuesday 16th August 2016 at Ludus Dance 1pm-4pm FREE A joint collaboration and commission between Ludus Dance and light artist Andy McKeown for Light Up Lancaster 2016, Light Rain will be an immersive performance experience combining digital projection, sound and movement. As part of the R&...

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  • Artists - Confucius Commission opportunity!

    Artists are invited to submit proposals for a light art project funded by Lancaster University’s Confucius Institute, as part of Light Up Lancaster Festival 2016. We are keen to hear from artists, groups of artists or organisations who want to create or exhibit work which celebrates Chinese culture, resonates with our local communities and celebrates our diversity, and which adds ...

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  • Artists' Opportunities

    There are still two opportunities open for artists to take part in Light Up Lancaster but the deadlines are fast approaching! Find out more and apply here… Inspiring Lancashire: an artist commission: Deadline 4th July http://www.marketinglancashire.com/news/2016/6/9/inspiring-lancashire-an-artist-commission-a4607 Lancaster BID Illuminate commission: Deadline 18th July http://www.curatorspace.com/opportunities/detail/lancaster-bid-illuminate-commission/733  

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  • Calling all artists!

    Calling all artists! Amazing opportunities are now available for artists to get involved in Light Up Lancaster 2016. Find out more and apply here: Light Up Lancaster open call for light / art projects Deadline 23rd June Joint Lancashire Encounter and Light Up Lancaster commission Deadline 23rd June Lancaster BID Illuminate commission Deadline 18th July    

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