Leeds Light Night

4 Oct 2018 – 5 Oct 2018

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6 -11pm

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Leeds Light Night

England, United Kingdom

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Bigger. Bolder. Brighter.Welcome to the 14th edition of Light Night Leeds in partnership with Leeds 2023.


Light Night is one of the UK’s largest annual arts and light festivals, and over two special nights some of Leeds’ most recognisable indoor and outdoor spaces will be transformed by spectacular artworks and captivating performances by local, national and international artists.

This year we celebrate the themes of progress and innovation, kicking off with a vibrant illuminated parade celebrating 100 years of social change since (some) women got the vote.

On Light Night you will discover over 60 arts events across ten zones in the city centre; from large-scale light projections and interactive artworks, to music, dance and street performances.

Among the highlights this year will be an incredible abstract digital projection that will use the historic stonework of Leeds Civic Hall as its canvas, while elsewhere giant illuminated humanoids will appear on rooftops and public spaces around the city centre.

The Leeds Library, one of the city’s hidden treasures, will be the backdrop for a celebration of Leeds suffragettes, Leonora Cohen and Mary Gawthorpe, and a fearsome and fiery dragon will be making an appearance on the Queens Hotel! So, bring your family and friends along to experience a fantastic festival atmosphere and see the city in a new light!

Help keep Light Night a free event by purchasing an official FESTIVAL GUIDE for just £2.

The guide is essential in getting the most out of your Light Night experience. It features everything you need to know about what’s happening on 4 & 5 October, with full colour maps and information about every artwork and interactive event. All proceeds from sales of the guide go directly into supporting the event. Find out where to purchase a brochure near you.


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