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Light Tunnel​, Dan Shorten / Guildhall Live Events. Supported by Silverwood Cars. Lumiere​ Durham 2019, produced by Artichoke. Photo by Matthew Andrews.

Light at the end of the tunnel – Lumiere returns in November 2021

The festival is set to illuminate Durham City again for four nights from Thursday 18 November – Sunday 21 November 2021

Following last year’s special anniversary festival celebrating 10 years since the first ever Lumiere in 2009, we’re working on a brand new spectacular programme of artworks and installations. Planning for the 2021 edition of the festival is well underway and we can’t wait to light up the city again with a programme of UK and international artists and local talent. 

Over 1 million people have attended Lumiere in its ten year history, and the festival’s economic impact has grown year-on-year, bringing visitors into the city and boosting local businesses, and placing Durham in the world’s spotlight.

Over 10,000 local people and schoolchildren have benefitted from involvement in Lumiere’s learning and participation programmes and volunteering opportunities since 2009.


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  • Commissioned by Durham County Council
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