Lynn lights up
Thanks to the cross-channel Art, Cities & Landscape project between the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk and the Maison de la Culture d’Amiens, some of King’s Lynn’s most historic buildings, including King’s Lynn Minster, Greyfriars Tower, The Custom House and St Nicholas’ Chapel, as well as buildings in the Tuesday Market Place and The Vancouver Quarter shopping centre, provide an architectural canvas for fun and thought-provoking light projections every evening of the week.
The light projections have been developed by French artists, while British artists have been creating works in Amiens. The exchange has allowed cultural experience and technical expertise to be shared and has brought fresh interpretations to each location, resulting in some exciting and stimulating works of public art.
First shown in 2015, there is a total of six light shows to enjoy, some exploring elements of King’s Lynn’s heritage or culture and often using the building’s architectural features as narrative cues.
Visit the light shows as the evening descends and sample the food and drink delights of the town as you explore, including Bank House opposite the Custom House illuminations, recently awarded ‘Town Pub of the Year 2017’ by The Good Pub Guide.
For further details, download the original pdf map of illuminations here, or pop into the Custom House (home of the King’s Lynn TIC) along the King’s Lynn quayside for a copy of the Lynn Lumiere leaflet.