Each year Leeds light night brightens the city centre with a eclectic mix of event, performances and general weirdness! This year’s event is this coming Friday (10th October).

Light Night Leeds is based on the model of events such as Nuit Blanche in Paris and Toronto and Notte Bianca in Como, Italy. For one night each year, city centre venues that are normally closed at night open up late to host a range of cultural events, displays, shows, exhibitions and tours and provide bizarre, unusual and out-of-context entertainments, designed to celebrate the wealth of creative and cultural activity in the city.

Previous Light Nights have seen shire horses and ice cream vans parading along Briggate, thunderstorms inside churches, fire shows at the Royal Armouries, and visitor participation with white umbrellas and boilersuits. In 2007, some 50 venues and more than 240 artists took part.

For more information visit the website or download the 2008 brochure, both of which are linked to below:

Light Night Leeds web site
2008 Brochure (PDF)