Discover Norwich in a new light!
Love Light Norwich, 13-15 February is a light festival celebrating art and innovation, themed around love.
As it gets dark over 15 illuminated artworks from international and local artists will form a walkable art trail of discovery around the city centre, taking in iconic landmarks and lesser-known spaces.
The trail includes UK premieres, large-scale projections, extraordinary installations, spectacular live fire performances and captivating interventions, accessible to all and free to attend. The light trail opens at 5.30pm and closes at 10.30pm each night.
International artists such as Bilbobasso, Projection Teknik and Picto-Facto alongside UK artists will transform the city against a backdrop of Norwich’s renowned medieval architecture and landmarks.
In addition to the trail, there are special events taking place over selected dates including fire, live music and a Valentine’s Parade. Plus, a Love Light Food trail of participating eateries – watch out for their illuminated pink hearts.
Norwich Night Market, Thursday 13 February
Discover Norwich Night Market after dark. Open from 5pm – 9pm shop and eat at Norwich Market, named in 2019 ‘best large outdoor market in Britain’ in the Great British Market Awards.
Amor, 13 -14 February
Amor is an explosive satire on married life, telling the story of a couple whose tenderness is starting to go sour. The smallest thing can leads to a blow-out, in fact everything ignites in their home! Amor is a comedy, a flight, a duel; it’s unpredictable, a bit playful and a bit brutal
Lovebirds, Norwich Castle 13-15 February
The timeless tale of two lovebirds – Norwich Canaries – who sing and trill in their golden cages. Watch them escape in a feast of colour and light as we journey with them in spirals and song
Valentine’s Parade, 14th February
What’s the best Valentine’s gift? Each other! Celebrating our shared humanity, the weird and wonderful; what makes us different and what brings us together. French troubadours Picto Facto bring Lampaphadores, a fantastical colourful world of inflatable characters with gleeful childish wonder, to lead the Valentine’s Parade, curated by Tin House.
Capturing the festival’s spirit of love and belonging view words from Julian of Norwich – the first woman published in the English language. This installation has been produced in association with the National Centre for Writing and Norwich Lanes.
Seed of Life
Created by Norwich University of the Arts alumnus Amber Stafani, explore as kaleidoscope of colours surrounded by 13th century monastic remains.
Let’s Never Meet, Theatre Royal façade
This is Antonio Roberts first work in Norwich exploring how the internet and technology help us form deep connections with people we may never meet in person. Our naivety and innocence allow us to create a romantic ideal that may never be realised.
Find this intruiging sound and light meditation of colour, harmony and surface texture in one of Norwich’s hidden locations – Grount’s Thoroughfare, by Timberhill and Golden Ball Street. The slowly – changing colour and brightness highlight details you might miss, transforming a brick wall into new landscapes.
Visiting for the day or want to make a short break of it?
The full programme (as there is much more than talked about here) can be found at lovelightnorwich.co.uk and visitnorwich.co.uk as well as suggestions for where to stay such as The Maids Head Hotel and The Assembly House which are both centrally located in the city centre not far from the train station. Treat yourself to a short stay or, if you are here for the day each offers a very tempting Afternoon Tea!
Norwich railway station is only a few minutes walk from all the action, we suggest walking along the riverside to make Norwich Cathedral your first port of call.
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Love Light Norwich is supported using public funding by Arts Council England and sponsored by Norwich City Council, Norfolk County Council, The Forum Trust and Aviva.