New Valentine’s Festival for Norwich

Love Light Norwich – new festival to light up Valentine’s weekend 2020

Norwich Business Improvement District (BID) have announced a new ‘Light Festival’ which will be illuminating Norwich city centre over Valentine’s weekend (13 – 15 February 2020).  

Love Light Norwich is a bright new festival celebrating art and innovation in Norwich city centre during Valentine’s weekend, 2020. With the theme of love and belonging, the festival will include an illuminating trail of light and fire artworks, extraordinary installations, stunning performances and interventions which will transform the city centre into a captivating trail of discovery, accessible to all. 

Generating pride across the city, the festival will attract visitors and residents and will showcase how mesmerizing the city can be at night when different partners collaborate for a shared creative vision. 

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This exciting project is the vision of Norwich BID and Stefan Gurney, Executive Director said: “We believe that arts and culture play a critical role in shaping and promoting Norwich nationally and internationally, as an exciting and welcoming destination for residents and visitors alike.”

The project has seen key city centre organisations and partners working collaboratively together including Norwich City Council, Norfolk County Council, The Forum Trust and NUA. Love Light is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Norwich BID have brought on cultural producer and public artist Alex Rinsler, known internationally for creating large-scale outdoor sculptures and spectacle. Communities and celebration are at the heart of Alex’s work; he launched the Lightpool Festival in Blackpool, awarded the Large Tourism Event award at the Lancashire Tourism Awards in 2017.  

The artistic programme and official website will be announced in the forthcoming weeks. For more information visit the Facebook page

 

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