The streets of Leeds will transform into a dazzling dream world next month when the exciting spectacle of Light Night Leeds returns.
The two-night cultural event will be back on October 12 and 13, illuminating some of the city’s most recognisable buildings, streets and spaces with a compelling programme of more than 50 arts installations.
Now in its 19th year, the theme for this year’s event will be “Future Dreaming”, inspired by LEEDS 2023 and with a series of pieces from around the globe which will imagine how Leeds and the rest of the world might look in the future.
Highlights for this year will include the impressive Evanescent, hosted by Leeds Dock and The Royal Armouries, which has been created by Australian design studio Atelier Sisu.
Standing more than eight metres tall, the remarkable artwork will give visitors the chance to walk amongst a series of large, illuminated and colourful bubbles accompanied by a spellbinding soundscape.
At Trinity Leeds, Yorkshire Circus will present Portals, which features a one-of-a-kind acrobatic performance inside an illuminated wheel.
On Park Square, a magical installation co-produced with the British Library will go back in time to the ancient forest of Leodis, with visitors strolling through a tranquil glade filled with glowing flowers, fairies, and mystical stone circles.
With LEEDS 2023 and the Empire of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Light Night will also present works by two Netherlands-based artists – Studio Toer and Jonas Vorwerk, as well as collaborating with creative studio NOVAK on a unique activation of Making A Stand in City Square.
And at The Tetley, artists Harriet Lumby and Alan Hayes will present Emergence, a new large-scale sculpture incorporating moving light and an original soundscape by the NYX: electronic drone choir.
A number of events will also take place outside the city centre including Harehills, Chapeltown, Meanwood and Burley.
For more details about Light Night Leeds, visit: https://www.lightnightleeds.co.uk and follow Light Night Leeds on social media.