It’s back again! Yes, the night where Leeds’ famous landmarks are lit up in a beautiful light display has returned for its 17th year. Last year’s Light Night was a stripped-back affair as COVID took hold of the world, but this year it is back bigger than ever.
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.
Leeds’ Light Night will be taking place on the 14th and 15th of October this year and will see thousands of people flock to the city centre to witness the show.
This year’s theme is Back to Nature, will the event be themed around all things nature and the environment, according to the council.
Discussing this year’s light show the organisers have said that this year’s event “will mark a return to a more familiar format”. There will be additional safety measures in place as thousands are expected to attend this year. In previous years up to 80,000 people have been known to visit the city.
Councillor Jonathan Pryor, of Leeds City Council, has said the event symbolised “everything that makes culture in Leeds so completely unique and special”.
“Light Night will also have added significance this year, coming after such an incredibly challenging time for the city,” he said.
“We’re thrilled to be welcoming visitors back in person this year to safely enjoy what we hope will be the start of much brighter days to come, according to BBC.
Writing on the Facebook page they wrote: “We’ll have more information for you over the coming weeks including; this year’s theme, sneak peeks at our amazing design work from Lee Goater, a look at which festival partners are supporting this year’s event and, of course, news on what artworks will be featured at this year’s festival.”
Visit the website here for more information.