Light Night Worcester

For one evening only Light Night Worcester will animate the city centre with a stunning programme of light installations, digital projections and playful performances inspired by the connections we have with each other and the world around us.

Thursday 16 January • 5.30 – 10pm • Free entry • Festival food outside the Guildhall

Map of events and installations

Spark! by Worldbeaters Ltd, photo by Gareth Jones Photography 


The Umbrella Project, Cirque Bijou

A large colourful umbrella spectacle choreographed by worldwide performance producers, Cirque Bijou, performed by students from Worcester Arts Workshop, Dance Fest, University of Worcester.

Spark! Worldbeater LED drummers

Spark! street theatre will be accompanying our umbrellas with a magical performance of live music, movement and light transforming the landscape around them.


A series of glowing seesaws giving visitors the chance to be co-creators of an ever-changing artwork. The lights and the music intensify as the planks swing up and down. Find a partner and rediscover the magic of playing in the streets! Created by CS Design and Lateral Office with soundscape by Mitchell Akiyama.

Halo and illumaphonium

More information to follow soon.

Youth Culture by Stanza

A towering beautiful hooded sculpture designed to captivate the audience and challenge perceptions around anti-social behaviour. With numerous embedded cameras and dozens of tiny screens this  digitally interactive artwork responds to everything around it – showing the data it receives on its built in mini screens and light illumination. For more information, see:

Graduate commission

University of Worcester graduate Thomas Brown has been awarded the graduate commission opportunity for Light Night Worcester. Thomas will be showing his dual projection based video installation piece on the night of the Festival. More information to follow soon.

Panel discussion – Let There Be Light 

A one-hour panel-led discussion around the themes of working with light in a creative context. Listen to our industry expert panel share their unique experiences of working with light-based work as artists, programmers and festival producers and participate in the discussion.

Thursday 16 January • 12.30 – 1.30pm • The Hive, Worcester WR1 3PD