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13 Nov 2015 - 13 Nov 2015

Durham, UK | LUMIERE light art conference and festival



Light, Art, the Universe and Everything is a one-day conference taking place in Durham on 13 November, at Lumiere 2015, the UK's largest light festival. The conference will explore how light can change the world through arts and culture, science and innovative use of public spaces. A one-day conference for the curious at Lumiere 2015 in Durham, the UK's largest light festival, exploring how light can change the world. Inspired by UNESCO’s International Year of Light 2015, the event is hosted by Lumierefestival producer Artichoke in association with Durham County Council. The Lumiere 2015 festival runs in Durham in the North East of England from 12-15 November. Delegates are also invited to visit the festival during the evening and enjoy Lumiere’s spectacular public programme of installations created by internationally acclaimed artists.

Hear from international experts and pioneers working across:

  • Visual arts
  • Cultural events management
  • Public policy and funding
  • Education
  • Medicine and technology
  • Architecture and the environment

Speakers include:

  • Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chair of Arts Council England
  • Adam Magyar, Hungarian artist and photographer
  • Munira Mirza, London’s Deputy Mayor for Education & Culture
  • Deanna Van Buren, San Francisco-based Rauschenberg Artist as Activist Fellow and architect
  • Jean-François Zurawik, Director of Lyon’s Fête des Lumières outdoor light festival
Find out more about the conference programme on the Artichoke website.

Ticket prices:

  • Earlybird: £50 (available until 31 August 2015)
  • Standard: £70 (available from 1 September 2015)
  • A limited number of £25 tickets are available for students