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Light Night 2016



Light Night Leeds is an annual multi-arts and light festival which takes over Leeds City Centre over two nights in October. The next edition of Light Night Leeds will be in October 2017. More information coming soon!


Light Night 2016
Thursday 6 and Friday 7 October, 6 – 11pm

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As darkness falls, come and see the city in a new light…


The 12th anniversary of Leeds’ biggest free annual multi-arts festival took place over two nights this year with an ‘elements’ inspired programme of installations and performances across the city.

Thousands of visitors witnessed the city centre came alive with over 50 artworks exploring earth, air, fire and water, including spectacular light projections, as well as film, dance, music, theatre, exhibitions and street performances.


Thursday night offered lots for families to enjoy, including a triathlon-themed procession with a Lantern Parade, Light Night Ride and Light Night Art Run, plus 90 giant glowing dandelions to walk amongst in Merrion Gardens.


Friday’s expanded programme saw local and international artists transforming places around the city, including The Falls – a 100ft digital waterfall on Queens’ Hotel, and Today – a groundbreaking music and light project in Trinity.


Our festival centrepiece – The Phoenix in the Stone – could be seen on both nights on the Civic Hall in Millennium Square. View our programme for full details of all events.



LIGHT NIGHT 2016 PROGRAMME (PDF 5.1MB)

MAP & EVENT LIST (PDF 531KB)

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Relive the excitement of Light Night Leeds 2016


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