Leeds Light Night Returns This Week With Over 40 Incredible Must-See Features

Leeds Light Night Returns This Week With Over 40 Incredible Must-See Features

Leeds’ famous Light Night returns to the city this week after a slightly different take on the event that took place during the pandemic. This year it’s back to its pre-pandemic glory, with many of the city’s famous landmarks illuminated in and around the city.

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This year’s focus for Light Night is nature and the environment. There is a Light Night app that you can download from the Apple store and Google Play Store for just £1.79, with all money going towards making Leeds Light Night a free event.

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The annual event will see digital lightning bolts coast on Leeds Civic Hall to ocean projections as well as light sculptures at Leeds Dock. All-in-all there will be over 40 installations and pieces of art across the city, which is the perfect family day out to witness the one of a kind spectacle.

There are several ways you can make your way around the city this Thursday and Friday evenings for the annual multi-arts light festival. The festival has given some guidance on a variety of ways of making navigating the light trails.

Waterways Trail

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Nature and the environment theme ties in nicely by having a trail of light art next to the canal and river, which is a great way to connect with nature.

  • POLAR, Granary Wharf
  • Guardian Angels, 2 The Embankment
  • Glory, 2 Water Lane
  • Pitaya, Leeds Dock
  • Museum Menagerie, Armouries Square

Light Trail

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Leeds’ landmark buildings will once again be lit up and transformed into something new. Why not make your way around Leeds top places to visit and see them in all the glory.

  • Lightening Catchers and Splinter, Millennium Square
  • Gaia, Queen Square
  • Tulip Mania, Leeds Art Gallery
  • Nature at Night, Park Square
  • ARC, City Square
  • POLAR, Granary Wharf
  • Pitaya, Leeds Dock

Historic Buildings Trail

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The heritage buildings in the city are being kept open late on Light Night so why not visit and enjoy the various activities going on at each.

  • Nectary, St John the Evangelist Church Gardens
  • Various Artists, Leeds Central Library
  • Climate Clock and Sentinel, Leeds Town Hall
  • Lasertonic, Wellington Place (Lifting Tower)
  • Blurred Lines, The Leeds Library
  • Hourglass, Holy Trinity Church
  • Flower Power Disco, Kirkgate Market
  • Change, The Tetley

There is more information via the website here. Be aware that certain things are on at certain times, so make sure you check before you arrive to make sure you aren’t disappointed.

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