Laser Light City
Seb Lee-Delisle (UK)
Multiple sites, Leeds City Centre
Thursday 22 to Saturday 24 October
6pm to 11pm
In 2020 Light Night Leeds is taking to the skies! Laser Light City, designed by BAFTA award-winning artist Seb Lee-Delisle, is a one-of-a-kind interactive laser show coming to the Leeds skyline on the nights of 22nd, 23rd and 24th October. Even more exciting, this dazzling city-wide spectacle is in YOUR hands. For the first time, members of the public will have the chance to control huge powerful lasers, mounted on the rooftops of 7 landmark buildings, directly from their smartphone or computer. Using the interactive website (link below) to control the position, colour and shape of the lasers which can be seen for miles across the night sky.
How to take part
Once the event starts, we’ll post a link here that will give you access to the system. You choose which laser site you want to access, and the interface will appear on your phone. In busy periods you will have to join a queue and wait your turn. Once you have access to the interface, you tap on your screen and the lasers will follow your movement. There will be additional controls at the bottom of the screen to change the shape and colour of the beams.
Laser Light City can be enjoyed by all ages and from wherever you are. The lasers can be seen from anywhere in the greater Leeds area; it's best if you have a direct view of the city but you will also see them across the sky from your gardens and windows. If you need a closer view, you can watch the livestream of the lasers on our website.
If you are seeing the lasers in person please make sure you observe social distancing and do not gather in groups with anyone outside your household. If you are at home and watching via the livestream please be aware there maybe a few seconds delay between using the controls and seeing the result, depending on the strength of your internet connection. We recommend operating the interface with your smart phone and watching the livestream on your computer.
Laser Light City website kindly sponsored by:
Please note, Leeds City Centre is on the flight path for Leeds Bradford airport and therefore it may be necessary for the lasers to be switched off for a few minutes over the course of the evening in order to ensure the safety of passing planes.
- Parkinson Building, University of Leeds
- Merrion House (supported by Leeds City Council)
- Platform Building (supported by Reed Smith)
- Victoria Leeds Car Park (supported by Victoria Leeds)
- Wellington Place (supported by Wellington Place)
- Bridgewater Place (supported by CEG:Temple)
- The Majestic (supported by C4)
With thanks to all the staff providing access to their buildings for our artists and technicians.