What to see at Lumiere Durham 2019

Lumiere Durham

Lumiere Durham 2019

Lumiere, the UK’s largest light festival, returns to Durham in November for its 10th-anniversary edition.

As #Durham19 the county’s Year of Culture draws to a close, Lumiere has transformed Durham City into a glittering outdoor gallery from 14th to 17th November.

This special anniversary edition of Lumiere will feature festival favourites such as Mysticète ,  by Top’là Design and Catherine Garret, the mesmerising 3D Baleen whale projection, alongside exciting new commissions and community projects.

Lumiere Durham

Lumiere Durham

Lumiere Durham

Lumiere Durham

Lumiere Durham

Lumiere Durham
Lumiere Durham
Lumiere App

Download the new Lumiere app (links below for Apple and Android devices)  before you visit and let it guide you through the art trail. The app also has ideas on what else to see and do, places to eat and special offers.

Discover More of Durham

Durham City is stunning and worth staying over in.  Stay in a city centre hotel or a cost B&B and explore award-winning attractions and exciting activities to tempting places to eat or head out to the Durham Dales or Durham Heritage Coast for scenic views.





Lumiere Durham is taking place from Thursday 14th – Sunday 17th November 2019 and is open each night between 4.30 pm – 11 pm.


Free, however, there is a free peak-time ticketing system is in place to access the central peninsula area of the city during the peak-times of the festival (4.30 pm – 7.30 pm). You only need a ticket if you are visiting the central peninsula area of the city during peak times.



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I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

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