Light Night 2016

A spectacular illuminated phoenix spreading its wings across the Civic Hall and a light triathlon will be among the showpieces at this week’s incredible Light Night Leeds 2016.

This year will be the 12th Light Night and, for the first time ever, will see the event take place over two nights – Thursday 6th– Friday 7th October.

Organised by Leeds City Council in association with LeedsBID and supported by Arts Council England, Light Night features more than 50 events outside and in venues across the city centre.

Andrew Cooper, LeedsBID Chief Executive, said: “Light Night is a shining star in the city’s cultural calendar and illuminates Leeds in spectacular fashion. It was one of the first events LeedsBID became involved with and we are delighted to continue to financially support this event and to assist practically, extending its audience, appeal and people’s overall enjoyment.”

LeedsBID has been actively involved in marketing Light Night to help support the drive to attract new audiences for the event from outside of the city.

Thursday night will feature a family-friendly programme, including a forest of 90 giant lit dandelions on Merrion Gardens and an interactive LED graffiti installation on Victoria Gardens. Friday’s expanded programme will include local and international artists transforming locations around the city, including The Falls, a 100ft digital waterfall on the Queens Hotel, and Today, a ground-breaking music and light project in the Trinity Leeds shopping centre.