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Wednesday 30th of September 2015
Leeds welcomes Light Night back to the city on Friday 9 October, with an evening of spectacular large-scale light projections, installations, exhibitions, film, dance, music and street performances throughout the city centre. Spend a cultural weekend in Leeds and join more than 50,000 other visitors for this much-anticipated evening event, which forms part of UNESCO’s International Year of Light 2015.
A Light Night Lantern Parade will form one of the highlights of the event, with a giant illuminated owl – Leeds’ symbol – leading the way. On the River Aire’s South Bank, Whale Song combines light, sound and water as it depicts a whale surfacing from the Aire’s still waters.
Events will be held at 35 locations across the city centre, so you may need to hire a car to take them all in. They include The Seventh Wave in Trinity Leeds, which sees the Atrium roof transformed into a dramatic weather skyscape; Pulse’s spectacular circus show on Briggate, featuring aerial circus artists, sparks and smoke and great music; and Your Colour Perception in the crypt of the Town Hall, where colour and light creates the experience of walking through a rainbow.
Easirent hire cars are available from the arrivals lounge at Leeds Bradford Airport, which is approximately six miles from the city centre.