King’s Lynn lights fantastic to continue

King's Lynn Lights up with the Lynn Lumiere Launch'1-3 Tuesday Market Place ANL-150330-101227009
King's Lynn Lights up with the Lynn Lumiere Launch'1-3 Tuesday Market Place ANL-150330-101227009
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The popular Lumière light show that has captivated so many in Lynn in the past months is set to be replaced for the festive season.

Art, Cities & Landscapes, Lynn Lumière, which has transformed many of the town’s most historic buildings every evening after dark will continue until late November with a daily show from 5pm until 10.

Then shortly before the Lynn Christmas lights switch-on, new shows will begin on St Nicholas’ Chapel, King’s Lynn Minster and 1-3 Tuesday Market Place.

A non-Christmas-themed show entitled Savages returns to the Custom House.

These projections will continue until Twelth Night – Wednesday January 6, and the current shows will all return in March 2016.

A West Norfolk Council spokesman said: “This is a great opportunity to come and see the current light shows before they take a break.”

The shows were due to finish at the end of October, but have been extended due to their popularity.

There are six Lynn Lumière sites around the town centre: St Nicholas’ Chapel, 1-3 Tuesday Market Place, The Custom House, King’s Lynn Minster, 18 New Conduit Street, and Greyfriars Tower.

A full trail map is available from the Tourist Information Centre or www.west-norfolk.gov.uk

Elizabeth Nockolds, cabinet member for culture, heritage and health, said: “The light shows are a wonderful addition to King’s Lynn’s attractions, and we hear from residents and visitors alike how much they are enjoyed: we hope people will come along to take advantage of this free entertainment”.

These fascinating artworks make a unique starting point to explore the history of the beautiful buildings they illuminate.

They were created by French artists as part of the Interreg IV funded cross-Channel Art, Cities & Landscape project between the West Norfolk and the Maison de la Culture d’Amiens.

Anyone who has seen Night Sailors, at the Custom House by Julia Dantonnet and St Nicholas’ Waves, by Shantidas Riedacker, will be delighted to learn that these are the artists commissioned to design the new Christmas light shows.