Tonight’s the night for lights around Lynn as a spectacular festival signals the start of a packed itinerary of public events during 2015.
Displays will be projected on to six sights from 7pm, with a switch-on taking place in the Tuesday Market Place at 5.30pm.
And, as the shows are set to continue all summer, here is a guide to the sites with the sights.
Doing Undoing the Tide, 18 New Conduit Street: Gaëtan Robillard’s show is based on the movements of the sea and explores Lynn’s maritime tradition. Waves cover the building, before images emerge from the water, uncovering more of the town’s heritage and inviting people to consider how the past influences the modern world.
Ecosystem, 1-3 Tuesday Market Place: Created by Guillaume LePoix and Thomas Daveluy, the display offers an interpretation of how both natural and human resources are used to build and renew. Plants are seen to emerge from the ground as the renewal process is shown on the side of the building.
Ephemeral Scenes of Lin, Greyfriars Tower: Created by Halida Boughriet, the display draws on the tower’s use as a landmark for sailors and the Celtic origins of the town’s name Lin, which means lake, to explore the town’s water connections. It also uses performance art from residents and explores the role of architecture in people’s memories of the town.
Night Sailors, Custom House: Returning to the Custom House following its initial run last summer, Julia Dantonnet’s show is made up of archive images, geographical and stellar maps. It celebrates Lynn’s role as a pioneering town in the development for deep-sea navigation.
St Nicholas Chapel: This display by Dorian Rigal and Shantidas Riedacker is designed to encourage viewers to take a second look at the chapel’s architecture. Drawing on the chiming of its bell, the show includes abstract patterns and shapes which envelop the belfry and spire and are aimed at drawing attention to a historic building.
The Round of Clocks, King’s Lynn Minster: Created by Amandine Meyer and Julia Dantonnet, the display is inspired by the two clocks on the minster’s western tower.
It explores representations of time worldwide and focuses on the Moon clock which sailors traditionally used to tell the time of local high tides.