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 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

Barnsley Bright Nights

Barnsley Bright Nights

Date announced soon

BD:Is LiT

BD:Is LiT Bradford

Returns 2025

Illuminate Oldham

Illuminate Oldham

24 February 2024

Light Night Leeds

Light Night Leeds

Date announched soon

Light Night Wigan & Leigh

Light Night Wigan & Leigh

22-24 November 2024

Light Up Lancaster

LightUp Lancaster

7-9 November 2024

Light Up Wakefield

Wakefield Light Up

15-17 November 2024

Lightwaves 2021

Lightwaves Salford

5-8 December 2024

Lumiere Durham

Lumiere Durham

Returns 2025

Awakening - Hull

The Awakening

22-23 March 2025

Latest News

Lightpool Community Engagement Producer

Lightpool Community Engagement Producer

The Community Engagement Producer will lead, develop and deliver a new innovative creative community programme of workshops, events and projects; engaging with our local community, third sector organisations and business partners and developing projects with our local creatives and cultural sector organisations.

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Freelance Brief Strategic Lead

We wish to appoint a new Strategic Lead to work with us to continue to grow and develop the network consolidating the extremely successful growth in our membership, co-commissioning and partnership working in 2022.

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LUTN Social Media

Marketing & Communications Specialist

Light Up The North wish to appoint a freelance Marketing & Communications specialist to work with us to raise the profile of the network, extending its reach and showcasing our work, both as a network and through the network members’ festivals.

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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