What? – Illuminating the City centre of Leeds, light night is an annual free multi-arts and light festival that runs over two nights in October.
When? – 5th & 6th October
– 6pm – 11pm
(Please see event official site for event times)
Please note that the roads going into Leeds were very busy last night, it took me over an hour and a half to get into Leeds when it usually only takes me 20 minutes. Set off early if travelling by car!
Where? – Over 40 events are spread across the City centre. Purchase Festival Brochures from Briggate street information point for venue details.
Last night, I attended Light Night Leeds, I enjoyed it so much I’m thinking about going back again tonight. There really is so much to see it’s difficult to fit it all in to one evening. I had planned out the event times so I had a route for myself around the venues but as I mentioned above, the roads going into Leeds were very busy so my plan went to pot, although I did get to watch the Beating Heart installation ( think Sleepless in Seattle) whilst sat in traffic. I got to see a lot of the events however, the top three of the evening were the Aerial Circus- Cirque Bijou in Trinity Leeds, Spark! Worldbeaters in the Carnival on Briggate and Ross Ashton’s Projection Project on Leeds Civic Hall, Millennium Square.
I also purchased a Festival Brochure and Light Night Leeds tote bag designed by illustrator, Pearl Thompson (see image below) from the Information point at Victoria Gardens. Light Night Leeds is a free event, all the money raised through merchandise and brochure sales enables it to stay a free event so please go support them if you visit this evening.
If you’re planning on visiting Light Night Leeds tonight, I hope you have a brilliant time. If you want to cram in as much as possible I suggest planning your route beforehand but if you just want a nice little walk around the city there will still be plenty to see.
Happy Light Night.
Pass on the happiness.
All images belong to myself.