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Light Up Lancaster spectacularly illuminates our great city every November across two days.

This year the event takes place Fri- 4th November – Sat 5th November 2022.

The event creates opportunities and commissions for artists, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. The event is no longer organised by LAP, but many of our members are involved annually.

In 2022 Light Up Lancaster is excited to be hosting Light Lab. Light Lab is an Arts Council England-funded opportunity for selected light artists to develop new light work and respond to creative briefs pulled together by LUTN members. They will be present throughout LUL, hosting workshops and staging activities. For more information on Light Lab visit the Light Up The North website at:

Light Up Lancaster is proud to be a part of the Light up the North partnership. Light up the North (LUTN) is a network of five northern light festivals taking place in cities across the North of England, that have come together to share their collective expertise to support both the development of the partner festivals and the wider sector. Through regional, national and international networking and collaboration LUTN nurtures artistic ambition through artist and producer development, co-commissioning and joint fundraising.

The dates for the Light Up The North Festivals in 2022 are:

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Light Night Leeds
13-14 October 2022
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Light Up Lancaster
4-5 November 2022
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Lightpool Festival, Blackpool
14-29 October 2021
An image of Luke Jerram's "Gaia" at Salford Quays in 2021
Lightwaves at Salford Quays
2-11 December 2022
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Lumiere Durham
Will be back in 2023

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