Briggate Zone

Briggate - Trinity Leeds - Holy Trinity Church - The Leeds Library

20. Dear Leeds - James Clancy Design (UK)

14 and 15 October 2021 - 6:30pm to 10:30pm

Dear Leeds by James Clancy Design

Dear Leeds is a message of hope and solidarity, inspired by the poem by Kate Ryrie, and written in two tonnes of neon. Each decal is suspended in the air above Briggate and stands at between six and eight metres. A homage to the people and businesses that make the city special, Dear Leeds celebrates everything we are and everything we’ve been through over the last 20 months.

Presented by LeedsBID.

Briggate, LS1 6LX

21. Luma - Air Giants (UK)

14 and 15 October 2021 - 6:30pm to 10:30pm

LUMA by Air Giants - Photo Credit - Richard Sewell

Luma is a huge 8m long interactive robot; an inflatable snail who just loves an audience! She looms above visitors with a gentle, welcoming and otherworldly presence. Luma is almost entirely made from fabric and this allows her movements to reflect the flexible and contorting motion found within the animal kingdom, spectacular to see at such a huge scale. Created by Air Giants, a new creative robotic studio, Luma is a joyful and hopeful work which champions both nature and technology, and reimagines what robots can be for.

Sponsored by Trinity Leeds.

Trinity Leeds Albion Street, LS1 5ER

22. Blurred Lines - Paul Beales and Caitlin Stobie (UK)

14 and 15 October 2021 - 7:30pm to 10:30pm

Blurred lines by Paul Beales and Caitlin Stobie

Since November 2019, Caitlin Stobie and the Beales Research Group have been working on a collaboration as part of the Leeds Creative Labs: Bragg Centre Edition. The Blurred Lines of the title are those between living and non-living matter, and the ethical implications these have for synthetic biology and beyond. This creative artwork will be projected onto the façade of the historic Leeds Library for Light Night audiences.

Presented by University of Leeds, with thanks to Accessorize.

The Leeds Library, 18 Commercial Street, LS1 6AL

23. Hourglass - Emergency Exit Arts (UK)

14 and 15 October 2021 - 6:30pm to 10:30pm

Hourglass by Emergency Exit Arts

Look! You’re flying in a storm, traipsing through the desert, swimming across the oceans, on journeys filled with excitement and danger. You are a young child on an epic quest for safety, a wandering crane, a whale dashing across the ocean, all migrating to find new hope. Migration is the most natural thing in the world. 

Animals and humans have made epic journeys across our planet for as long as the world has existed. Immerse yourself in an interactive show that will help audiences to connect with the idea that we are all ‘one world’ and ‘one people’ on our journeys of discoveries. Emergency Exit Arts presents The Hourglass, a new sculptural piece with projection mapping created in collaboration with light wizards Illuminos with an inspiring story by Arjunan Manuelpillai.

Holy Trinity Church, Boar Lane, LS1 6HW