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26 Sep 2014

Illuminating cities - light art festivals in Europe and Asia

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As autumn arrives in Europe and the nights are drawing in … it's the perfect time to see some of Europe’s cities lit up as works of art. This round up of Europe's leading light art festivals will make you see old buildings in a new light.

Read full article on The Guardian, which picks its top 10 light art festivals in Europe as:

Amsterdam Light Festival, the Netherlands: 27 November-18 January 2015

Signal, Prague, Czech Republic: 16-19 October 2014

Licht festival, Ghent, Belgium: 29 January-1 February 2015

Glow, Eindhoven, Netherlands: 8-15 November 2014

Berlin Festival of Lights, Germany: 10-19 October 2014

Fête des Lumières, Lyon, France: 5-8 December 2014

Illuminating York, UK: 29 October-1 November 2014

Lumina, Cascais, Portugal: 12-14 September 2014

Lights in Alingsås, Sweden: 26 September-2 November 2014

Lux, Helsinki, Finland: 4-8 January 2015

For some more contenders - read this article on Arch Daily: Light Matters: Europe's Leading Light Festivals which also identifies several light art festivals in Asia and elsewhere:

Vivid Sydney, Sydney, Australia: 22 May - 8 June 2015

Light Marina Bay, Singapore: 7-30 March 2014

Hikari Renaissance - Festival of the Light in Osaka, Osaka, Japan: 1 December 2014 - 18 January 2015

Switch on Light, Beijing, China