Let there be light

In the dark winter months, artists regularly turn our cities into performance spaces and transform the urban environment with their light art. By Elke Hildebrandt


The Amsterdam Light Festival sees artists illuminating Amsterdam’s canals with exceptional light installations. Admire the illuminations in the historic city centre from 26 November 2020 to 17 January 2021.

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Light artists transform the buildings, streets, squares and parks of Lyon for four whole nights. The Fête des Lumières will again create a unique atmosphere across the city from 5 to 8 December 2020, with more than 40 light installations on show.

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The Lumiere festival in Durham cele- brated its 10th anniversary in 2019. Over four evenings, its magical light installations in iconic and unexpected locations drew 165,000 visitors to this city in northeastern England. 

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