Light Night Worcester

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For one evening only Light Night Worcester will animate the city centre with a stunning programme of light installations, digital projections and playful performances inspired by the connections we have with each other and the world around us.

Thursday 16 January • 5.30 – 10pm • Free entry

View map of installations and performances

Spark! by Worldbeaters Ltd, photo by Gareth Jones Photography 


The Umbrella Project, Cirque Bijou

A large colourful umbrella spectacle choreographed by worldwide performance producers, Cirque Bijou, performed by students from Worcester Arts Workshop, Dance Fest, University of Worcester. For more information, see:

Spark! Worldbeater LED drummers

Spark! street theatre will be accompanying our umbrellas with a magical performance of live music, movement and light transforming the landscape around them. For more information, see:


A series of glowing seesaws giving visitors the chance to be co-creators of an ever-changing artwork. The lights and the music intensify as the planks swing up and down. Find a partner and rediscover the magic of playing in the streets! Created by CS Design and Lateral Office with soundscape by Mitchell Akiyama. For more information, see:


A ‘hands-on’ multi-player musical instrument for public places. It is designed and tuned in such a way as to allow completely untrained members of the public, of all ages and backgrounds a fun and rewarding musical-making experience, either in a group, or with strangers. For more information, see:

Halo by Illumaphonium

Made up of individual but digitally interlinked columns of ever evolving patterns of light and sound.   Halo is an immersive, innovative and interactive installation bringing strangers together in a shared moment of spontaneous music making. For more information, see:

Youth Culture by Stanza

A towering beautiful hooded sculpture designed to captivate the audience and challenge perceptions around anti-social behaviour. With numerous embedded cameras and dozens of tiny screens this  digitally interactive artwork responds to everything around it – showing the data it receives on its built in mini screens and light illumination. For more information, see:

Graduate commission

University of Worcester graduate Thomas Brown has been awarded the graduate commission opportunity for Light Night Worcester. Thomas will be showing his dual projection based video installation piece on the night of the Festival.

University Installation 

First Year students studying BA Hons Creative Media at the University of Worcester enter the world of augmented reality by producing a range of facial replacement filters inspired by social media and exploring how light can be shaped and used in different ways to provoke an emotion or feeling in the viewer.

Panel discussion – Let There Be Light 

A one-hour panel-led discussion around the themes of working with light in a creative context. Listen to our industry expert panel share their unique experiences of working with light-based work as artists, programmers and festival producers and participate in the discussion. Book tickets

Thursday 16 January • 12.30 – 1.30pm • The Hive, Worcester WR1 3PD