10 years and 1 million visitors 

Hundreds of thousands of people braved incessant rain to experience four spectacular evenings showcasing 37 light artworks by international and local artists across Durham City. First estimates put the number of visitors at 165,000, bringing the number of people who have enjoyed the festival since it began in 2009 to just over one million.

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Commissioned by Durham County Council. 

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“When Artichoke created our first Lumiere festival in Durham in 2009, we never expected that we’d be celebrating its 10th anniversary."

~ Helen Marriage, CEO, Artichoke ~

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