Spinning lights create circles in Studio PSK s Orbit in Shambles during illuminating York 2016 c Anthony Chappel-Ross


Photographer: Anthony Chappel-Ross for Make It York

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illuminating York 2016 runs from Wednesday 26 - Saturday 29 October 2016. This year's festival will see illuminated artworks in locations from York Minster to National Railway Museum, Holy Trinity Church to York St John University. Key facts: • The festival gains over 50,000 ‘visits’ every year• Over the past ten years the festival has commissioned over fifty artworks for the city• illuminating York is a member of ‘Light Up the North’, a network of seven light festivals taking place in cities across the North of England www.lightupthenorth.com• illuminating York was named by The Guardian in its top ten European Lighting Festivals • In 2015 the illuminating York Festival was nominated for a Dulux Colour Award • illuminating York is managed by Make It York on behalf of a city-wide steering group, chaired by Liz Page, Historic Properties Director (North) - English Heritage• The principal funder of the festival is Arts Council England, with additional funding from ticketing and private sponsors• illuminating York is organised by Make It York supported by Arts Council England. This year’s partners include English Heritage, National Railway Museum, The Society of Lighting and Light, York Minster and York St John University.

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