Light Gardens, Cleethorpes is a brand new event family event for Autumn / Winter 2019, taking place over the evenings of 25 and 26 October in Pier Gardens.
Developed and presented by North East Lincolnshire based arts organisation, Birdhouse, the event will feature a range of intimate and inspiring lighting installations from leading artists, creating a free, interactive trail for all ages.
There will also be a participatory lantern parade along with performances from the show-stopping World Beaters, with their set Spark!
The event is supported by Arts Council England, Coast NEL through the Coastal Communities Fund and Big LocalNorth Cleethorpes.
Light Gardens will host Sheffield artists Pif Paf, who will be installing their unique interactive piece, called Celestial Sound Cloud. Visitors are invited to move under it as it changes colour and plays especially-created music.
Grimsby artist Nicky Dillerstone is creating bespoke illuminated art work to be installed in to the Wildlife Garden area of Pier Gardens, including work that relates to the ‘three owls’ emblem of Cleethorpes.
Norfolk based artists Amberlights will present a beautiful Seed of Life installation, which visitors can step inside of, to enjoy atmospheric reflections. Amber Lights are also presenting their mesmerising Tree of Life installation. Both Pif Paf and Amberlights featured as part of Canary Wharf’s Winter Lights event in 2018.
Light Gardens will also host artist Mark Anderson who will be presenting Feather Dervishes, also to be seen at Durham Lumiere later this year.
Grimsby’s Gill Hobson will offer an ‘immersive journey into space’ with her walk through creation.
Children are invited to book onto half term workshops to make creative lanterns with artists, ahead of the parade planned for the evening of Saturday 26th.
In addition, visitors will also be invited to step inside a giant ‘Birdhouse’ to hear short stories for small audiences.
Charlotte Bowen, Creative Director for Birdhouse said: “we’ll be bringing a unique experience to Cleethorpes for residents and visitors.
“We are creating an intimate evening trail around the lovely Dolphin Gardens and Pier Gardens areas, which we have used before for day-time engagement activity.
“There will be a number of differing installations and some live activity to make this an experiential and memorable event.
Charlotte continued: “One of the highlights of the event is set to be performances from the amazing World Beaters, who will present their incredible show, Spark! offering an unbeatable live music and light experience”
Light Gardens is free will take place from dusk until 9pm on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 October. More activity is to be announced along with information regarding specific installation locations nearer to the event.
Nearby cafes Suzie’s Cup of Joy on Alexandra Road and Riverhead Coffee on St Peter’s Avenue will be open through til 9pm both evenings, for refreshments and a selection of ‘winter warmers’.
To be kept up to date regarding Light Gardens, follow the Facebook page @birdhousetheatre and check back on the website at www.birdhousetheatre.co.uk