Lighting up the Waterfront
The annual festival ‘Light Night’ is set to shine down on us later this week, as venues in the City get involved showcasing digital art and visual displays. This year’s theme is the elements, so expect installations involving earth, wind, fire and our personal favourite…water. Speaking of water, some of our favourite spots along the waterfront are making an effort to celebrate, so get down to The Tetley or Leeds Dock on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th to see what they have on offer…
First up is The Tetley who are putting on a good old family friendly party for the occasion. There’ll be a DJ in the Tetley Bar and Kitchen, setting the atmosphere if you fancy grabbing a bite to eat, a free family workshop where participants can make an elements-themed decoration and a free film screening of ‘The Way Things Go’ by Fischli and Weiss. As well as this, there’ll be an exploration into the nature of the forest with the special multi-media installation ‘The Ringing Forest’ by Juan delGado.
Always a great venue for families with children, The Tetley has something for everyone to enjoy!
Leeds Dock are going all out for the festival, with a huge light display consisting of a thousand lights which are individually programmed to pulsate and change colour. The installation created by SquidSoup will be floating on the water and will take inspiration from this to create the feeling of aquatic movement.
Participants will wear headphones, which will play music inspired by the water created by Four Tet. Set to be an immersive and interactive exhibition of light, this is not one to miss!
To travel along the waterfront during the event, make sure to use the free water taxi service running from Granary Wharf to Leeds Dock. See the city lighting up from the darkness of the water, as you sail along the river! Running approx. every 10 minutes – the perfect way to travel from one side of the city to the other on Light Night.
Light Night Festival begins on Thursday 6th October and is on for two days. There are installations all over the city. To plan your route and see what else is on offer, click here for their digital programme.