Light Night will illuminate new park

The annual Light Night festival on Thursday and Friday (10 & 11 October 2019) will feature art installations around The Tetley and The Royal Armouries in Hunslet; and the ‘Temple Quarter’ around Temple Works and Water Lane in Holbeck.

More than 60 incredible artistic creations are set to wow expected crowds of up to 80,000 at this year’s festival, which will take over some of the city’s best-known locations and buildings for the 15th year in a row.

Featuring work by artists from across the world, the incredible event, which this year is supported by headline sponsor Vastint UK, will explore the themes of theme of Mind, Body and Spirit.

Other highlights will include a magnificent parade through the city centre which will bring dreams to life on the streets of Leeds on Thursday at 7.30pm.

Parade spectators should look out for Vastint UK’s illuminated walking Dream Trees in celebration of Aire Park, the new multi-purpose district soon to transform the South Bank. Dream Trees will also be found walking the streets of Leeds throughout the event, introducing the immersive, multi-sensory ‘Pleasance’ installation that can be explored at the Tetley Brewery site, which will be transformed into a multi-sensory immersive, family experience throughout the two-day event.

The visuals and sounds of Pleasance are inspired by the hundreds of new trees, acres of green space, new homes, offices, restaurants and cafes that Aire Park will bring to the South Bank.

Councillor Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council, said:

“Light Night exemplifies the very best of culture in our city and we’re incredibly proud that Leeds is home to such a world class celebration of creativity and imagination.

“Year after year, Light Night also brings together tens of thousands of people and families, giving them the opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable spectacle and see both modern and historic Leeds from a completely different perspective.”

For more details about the programme and installations visit or follow @lightnightleeds on Twitter and Instagram.


Photo: Peter Harbour / Hull Daily Mail