This year’s festival includes works by international artists, as well as local designers and community groups chosen as part of the Brilliant competition, offering promising talent from the North East the chance to create one-off pieces to display at the festival.

The centrepiece of this year’s event will see the world famous Durham Cathedral lit up with dancing sparks and shafts of light designed to resemble fireflies dancing in the dark, along with an interactive model of the sun, exactly 100 million times smaller than the real thing, a giant 3D elephant, and a word sculpture entitled A Place Beyond Belief, based on a 9/11 testimony.

See Lumiere from 14th to 17th November, 4.30pm until 11pm - a ticketing system for the central area only is in operation during peak hours of 4.30pm-7.30pm. Tickets are not needed for the rest of the festival.

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