Welcome To

LIGHT UP THE NORTH

A network of light festivals across the North of England

Light Up The North

About

Light up the North (LUTN) is a network of nine northern light festivals which have come together to share their collective expertise to support both the development of the partner festivals and the wider sector. Through regional, national and international networking and collaboration LUTN nurtures artistic ambition through artist and producer development, co-commissioning and joint fundraising.

The capacity and depth of cultural practice within the network enables LUTN to support emerging artists, explore technical innovations and create aspirational work to deliver a compelling offer for audiences.

Festivals

Light Night Leeds

Light Night Leeds

13-14 October 2022

Light Up Lancaster

LightUp Lancaster

4-5 November 2022

Nightfall Middlesborough

Nightfall Middlesborough

1-4 December 2022

Lightwaves 2021

Lightwaves Salford

2-11 December 2022

Illuminate Oldham

Illuminate, Oldham

18 February 2023

Lumiere Durham

Lumiere Durham

Back in 2023

Light Up Leicester

Light Up Leicester

Back in 2024

Illuminate Oldham

Illuminate, Oldham

18 February 2023

Aims

  • Support emerging artists and explore ways to co-commission and showcase new work through initiatives such as Light Lab.
  • Collaborate to share knowledge and expertise across the cultural sector.
  • Develop partnerships with other festivals around the world to help build and share audiences and support artist mobility and development.
  • Develop a recognisable festival brand with a reputation for best practice in the North of England

Partners

Arts Council England