This year we are encouraging people to think differently about how they experience our projects and whether they choose to travel into Leeds specifically for the events.
If you are planning on viewing Laser Light City from anywhere outside your house we ask that you do so responsibly and in line with current government guidance. Please wash or sanitise your hands regularly, wear a face covering where applicable such as on public transport or indoor areas, observe social distancing and do not gather in large groups. Please ensure you are only with people from your own household.
What is happening this year?
The ongoing situation with COVID-19 means we cannot deliver our usual Light Night festival experience. We have a reduced programme of light art work this year across several months which can be enjoyed from home or in the city in a responsible way.
Do I need to book or buy tickets for Light Night?
No, all Light Night events are free. However, please be aware that some events such as Laser Light City do have limited capacity in terms of participation.
Where can I find information on the night?
All the relevant project information can be found on this website and on our social media platforms. We will not have our usual information points in the city and there will be no staff or volunteers out and about. We can be contacted via our social media pages.
Will there be photography at the event?
Official Light Night photographers and videographers will be covering all our events for marketing and publicity purposes. By attending any Light Night event you are consenting to your image being recorded.
If children or young people are to be featured prominently in an image or recording, parents or carers will be asked to sign a consent form. Photographers and videographers will have Light Night staff ID so please feel free to approach them if you would like to request that you / your children do not appear in any event photography.
As Light Night events take place in public spaces we cannot control other people taking images of events on phones or cameras. We ask that if you are taking images at the event and posting them on social media that you are mindful of other people’s privacy, especially children and young people who are not part of your group.
Will the Laser Light City artwork affect those who suffer from photo-sensitive epilepsy?
At Light Night Leeds we take the health and safety of our staff, artists, audiences and the general public very seriously.
We have had discussions with the Laser Light City artist and he has undertaken a risk assessment for his artwork. He has assured us that there will be no strobing effects included, and as the lasers are far away from the viewer the intensity of the effect is low and therefore the risk of a reaction is low.
However, we know that medical conditions vary greatly and that different forms of epilepsy such as photosensitive and pattern sensitive can be triggered in different circumstances – including when viewing filmed footage rather than seeing the piece in person. If you are affected by photosensitive triggers please consider your health and safety before viewing the livestreams.
Are all Light Night events accessible?
All events and activities are fully accessible unless stated in the brochure. If you have any specific accessibility queries, please contact us on 0113 378 6989.
Are the events suitable for children?
Light Night Leeds is a family-friendly event and all of the artworks featured in 2020 will be suitable for a young audience.
Will the event still go ahead in bad weather?
In the event of severe weather some events may have to be postponed or cancelled – please look out for updates on the night via our social media pages.
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