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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

Lightwaves 2021

Lightwaves Salford

1-4 December 2022

Nightfall Middlesborough

Nightfall Middlesborough

1-4 December 2022

Illuminate Oldham

Illuminate, Oldham

18 February 2023

Lumiere Durham

Lumiere Durham

Back in 2023

Illuminate Oldham

Bradford

18 February 2023

Light Up Wakefield

Light Up Wakefield

16-27 November 2022 (incl. Wakefield City Centre 18-20 Nov)

Light Up Leicester

Light Up Leicester

Back in 2024

Barnsley Bright Nites

Barnsley Bright Nights

24 to 26 November2022

Light Night Worcester

Light Night Worcester

22 and 23 February 2023

Crewe

Back in 2024

Newcastle Cathedral

18 February 2023

Latest News

LUTN Conference

Light Up The North new members

Light up the North (LUTN) is a network of 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.

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LEAP Lightpool Festival

LEAP Blackpool Workshop Week

LEAP is a free workshop week (4 days) for artists who want to develop skills in projection-mapping

Participants will learn about imitating the dog’s approach to site-specific projection mapping work, from storyboarding, through basic animation and mapping techniques. Together, during the week, we’ll be making a short piece of work to be shown indoors on a model and using software such as After Effects, Photoshop, Isadora and QLab.

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LUTN - Light Up Lancaster

Content and Social Media Manager

The Content + Social Media Manager will lead on developing content and managing the posts for LUTN’s social media channels including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The role requires a highly organised person who is excited about the chance to champion light festivals and engage audiences, artists, participants and partners with striking, innovative and creative social media content.

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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