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Light Night

Immersive and interactive sculptures alongside intriguing and playful performances brought light, joy and fun to Worcester’s city centre on 23 and 24 February 2022.


Atmosphere was a Spring festival with a strong focus on the environment and the world we live in.

It was designed to spark discussion through a mix of live performances, workshops and events either inspired by the environment or with a clear message about the environment and natural world.

Image: Urban Astronaut by Highly Sprung 

Same but Different

From 19-23 July we made the city and streets of Worcester just that little bit different – creating fun and playful moments throughout the week.

Installation by Designs in Air© Ravi Lakhani Photography 

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New outdoor Spring festival for Worcester

New outdoor Spring festival for Worcester

Atmosphere, a new outdoor Spring Festival is planned to take place in Worcester city centre and Worcester Woods Country Park on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 April 2022. The festival, which is part of The Arches Worcester Festivals programme, is a free event designed to...

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Light Night Worcester to brighten up dark February evenings

Light Night Worcester to brighten up dark February evenings

Light Night Worcester is returning on Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 February from 6pm – 9.30pm, bringing light, joy and fun to the city centre. Taking place on two evenings in the school half-term The Arches Festivals team have programmed their third Light Night which...

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