Lumiere Durham 2017

Various locations across Durham City Centre

16.11.17 to 19.11.17

The UK's largest light festival returns to Durham for the fifth time in November 2017.


Created by Artichoke, one of the UK's leading arts producer and a registered charity, the world's most innovative artists and light designers are brought together in a spectacular programme of artworks across four dazzling winter nights. Residents and visitors alike will enjoy a sense of celebration as they explore the new nocturnal landscape of the city. Familiar and forgotten features and spaces will be given new life as they become the subject or background for beautiful illuminations and projections.

A free ticketing system will be in operation during peak times between 4.30pm and 7.30pm for the city centre peninsula area only.

There will be a limited number of free tickets available for each night of the festival.

You will not need a ticket for any area after 7.30pm but you may still need to queue.

There are no more tickets available.

Travel information and road closures will be extensively advertised ahead of the event to ensure a good festival experience is had by all. Keep up to date with the latest festival news at:



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Lumiere Special: Come and join us during Lumiere and enjoy our Hog Roast from Robinsons Butchers in Wingate setting up outside the bar! Valid during the Lumiere Festival 16th -19th November 2017
Open till 11:30pm over Lumiere Festival 16th - 19th November 2017 Enjoy Your Favourite Christmas Drink Or Festive Treat. Bring your own cup and get 25p off any hand crafted beverage. Valid during the Lumiere Festival 16th -19th November 2017
To celebrate Lumiere, show your property in its best light with a FREE marketing package worth £200 on all new listings until the end of November, to include a free floor plan and premier listings on both Rightmove and Zoopla Valid during the Lumiere Festival 16th -19th November 2017
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