Millennium Square Zone

Civic Hall - Millennium Square - Carriageworks - City Museum

There is not a projection mapping work on Millennium Square this year but there are two large scale interactive works to take part in. These will be available throughout both evenings. We are trying to avoid large numbers of people gathering at any one time.

01. Lightening Catchers - Seb Lee-Delisle (UK)

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


Lightning Catchers by Seb Lee-Delisle

Throughout Light Night the Civic Hall will be at the mercy of nature, being regularly hit by bolts of lightning. Harness the power of nature by capturing this laser projected lighting with a custom- built lightning rod filled with super bright LEDS. If you catch a bolt your rod will explode with light and sound! Fun and safe for all the family.

Leeds Civic Hall, Millennium Square, LS1 1UR

02. Splinter - Jack World and Ottomata (Canada)

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


Splinter by Jack World and Ottomata. Photograph by Vivien Gaumand

Canadian artist studios Jack World and Ottomata have worked in collaboration to bring a new large-scale installation Splinter to Leeds. This series of 5 giant interactive monoliths will transform the urban environment of Millennium Square with a futuristic ‘stone circle’. Take control of one of the monoliths using hand gestures and create enthralling abstract moving art works.

Commissioned in partnership with PQDS in Montreal, Canada.

 Leeds Civic Hall, Millennium Square, LS1 1UR

03. Neon Dogs - Deepa Mann-Kler (UK)

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


Neon Dogs by Deepa Mann-Kler

Inspired by balloon dogs at children's parties, this joyful collection of neon dogs is sure to make you smile. These colourful canines come complete with their own neon bones and neon dog poo! This installation was first commissioned by Artichoke for Lumiere Derry-Londonderry in 2013 as part of the UK City of Culture celebrations.

Kindly supported by Guide Dogs, as part of celebrations for their 90th anniversary.

 Leeds City Museum, Millennium Square, LS2 8BH

04. Immense Insects - Ed Hall (UK)

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


Immense Insects by Ed Hall

Join us at Leeds City Museum as we explore our incredible insect collection like never before through macrophotography. We’ve been working with Ed Hall Macropro Photography to bring our insect collection to you in a larger-than-life way. The photographs in this display show off some of our most spectacular specimens in incredible detail. You can also see the real insect specimens to compare them. The display is part of our Dead Inspiring project, which uses our world-class insect collection to empower and inspire young women in science.

 Broderick Hall, Leeds City Museum, Millennium Square

05. Climate Canopy - Alison Smith / National Centre for Atmospheric Science (UK)

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


Climate Canopy by Alison Smith and the National Centre for Atmospheric Science

Climate Canopy invites you to walk through 170 years of climate data, represented as 26 bands of coloured light in a large, immersive installation of recycled textiles and plastic. Created by Alison Smith and the National Centre for Atmospheric Science, the Climate Canopy displays the Warming Stripes by Professor Ed Hawkins, which show the increase in global temperatures since 1850 as bands of colour. Climate Canopy highlights the climate emergency, the impact it is already having on our weather systems, and the need for immediate action.

Main Auditorium, Carriageworks Theatre, Millennium Square, LS1 1UR