Lynn Lumiere

Lynn Lumiere

17.03.2015

Ticking clocks, primeval plants and mesmerising whirlpools are about to appear on some of King’s Lynn’s most iconic buildings as a series of spectacular light shows invites you to see King’s Lynn in a new light.

From 27 March, every evening from dusk until 10 pm, "Art, Cities & Landscape" Lynn Lumière will transform the façades of some of King’s Lynn’s most iconic buildings.

The fun and thought-provoking light projections have been created by French artists as part of the Interreg IV funded cross-Channel Art, Cities & Landscape project between the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk and the Maison de la Culture d’Amiens.

Building upon last summer’s ‘Night Sailors’ projection by artist Julia Dantonnet (pictured), which returns to the Custom House on 27 March, each light installation encourages people to take a fresh look at the buildings upon which they appear and invites people to learn more about the heritage which has shaped King’s Lynn.

To mark the start of the new projections, a special switch-on event will be held on Friday 27 March in King’s Lynn Tuesday Market Place. There will be entertainment from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm.

There will also be performers around the town close to projection sites (St Dominic’s Square, New Conduit Street, Saturday Market Place and Greyfriars Tower) and a solo guitarist, Dave Barwood will tour the sites.

The Vancouver Quarter is also joining in the fun and has fire performers in Baxter’s Plain from 6.45 pm. There will be four, 15-minute shows to enjoy (6.45 pm, 7.15 pm, 7.45 pm and 8.15 pm).

The celebrations continue on 28 March. 

The Vancouver Quarter will be holding lantern making workshops during the day on Saturday 28 March, and then there will be a chance to put the lanterns into action during a special Lantern Parade at 7.30 pm.

The parade, which starts and finishes in Baxter’s Plain, will visit each of the projections sites and will take approximately 1 hour to complete. Children taking part in the procession must be accompanied by an adult.

Following the launch event, the light shows will be shown throughout the year. Start times will vary as the evenings become lighter. Any changes to showings will be advertised here.

Get involved. Share your pictures of the light shows on Twitter using #KLlightshows.

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