About Light Night

Celebrating the diverse and thriving creativity of Leeds, Light Night Leeds is an annual free multi-arts and light festival that takes over Leeds City Centre for two nights in October.

Starting in 2005, the event has grown year on year and in 2019 was enjoyed by around 150,000 local, national and international visitors.

Despite social gathering restrictions in 2020, Light Night Leeds was proud to present the hugely successful ‘Laser Light City’. Over 3 nights in October approximately 30,000 people took part to remotely control huge lasers across the Leeds skyline using their smart phones.

Check out amazing images and videos from previous editions of the festival and follow us on our social media accounts for all the latest news and information about our 2021 event.

The team

Light Night Leeds is brought to you by:

Abbe Robinson - Artistic Director / Producer, Sara Birkinshaw - Head of Major Events, Helen Wells and Lisa Ashcroft - Production Co-ordinators, Zander Marston - Events Officer, Lucy Dusgate - International Partnerships / Satellite Projects Producer, Callum Holt - Creative Producer, Sarah Cotterill - Volunteer Programme Officer, Matthew Chambers - Volunteer Co-ordinator, Katie Stitson - Marketing and Comms Co-ordinator, Helen Taylor - Principal Arts Officer, Nafeesa Latif - Artist Liaison and Hospitality Co-ordinator, Ruth Fawcett - Sponsorship and Fundraising Co-ordinator, Ann Wishart - Arts Development Manager, Jennifer Rhodes - Arts Officer, Lee Goater - Design.

With thanks to all the artists, technicians, Zone and Venue staff and all our wonderful festival volunteers.

The Northern Giant by Handmade Parade. Photo credit to Lizzie Coombes

Light up the North

Light Night Leeds is proud to be a member of Light up the North, a network of six light festivals taking place in six cities across the North of England.

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If you love Light Night Leeds and would like to attend more light festivals, find out more about our partners’ events below:

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BlackpoolBlackpool<h2>LightPool Festival, Blackpool<br></h2>http://www.blackpool-illuminations.net/LightPool.html, 15 to 30 October 2021contentLink two
Blackpool IlluminationsBlackpool Illuminations<h2>Blackpool Illuminations<br></h2><br>http://www.blackpool-illuminations.net, 3 Sep 21 to 3 Jan 22contentLink two
Light up LancasterLight up Lancaster<h2>Light up Lancaster</h2>http://www.lightuplancaster.co.uk/, 5 and 6 November 2021contentLink two
Durham LumiereDurham Lumiere<h2>Durham Lumiere</h2>http://www.lumiere-festival.com/, 18 to 21 November 2021contentLink two
Enchanted ParksEnchanted Parks<h2>Enchanted Parks, Gateshead</h2>https://lightupthenorth.com/festivals/enchanted-parks/, Dates TBCcontentLink two
Quays Culture, ManchesterQuays Culture, Manchester<h2>Lightwaves, Salford Quays<br></h2>http://www.quaysculture.com/, 3 to 12 December 2021contentLink two