New Festivals launched for Worcester

Local businesses and residents are being made aware of new festivals bring launched in Worcester in the New Year.

The Arches Worcester Festivals are bringing four brand new festivals to Worcester, showcasing national and international creative talent and supporting local emerging work.

The first of the four festivals is “Light Night Worcester”, a free event taking place across the city centre on Thursday 16 January from 5.30 – 10pm.

Light Night is inspired by the connections people have with each other and the world around them, with a programme of stunning light installations created by local and international artists. There will be music by Worldbeaters LED drummers, a large colourful umbrella spectacle by worldwide performance producers, Cirque Bijou, giant illuminated seesaws that make music as you bounce by CS Design and Lateral Office with a soundscape by Mitchell Akiyama and a specially commissioned graduate light-based piece of work.

As part of the Arches Worcester Festivals there will be opportunities for debate and discussion. Panel discussions are a key part of this and happen at each festival. This will provide an opportunity to hear direct from artists, producers and other festival directors on a variety of topics and ideas including how they work. The panels will feature a range of people from those with international experience in their chosen field to those who are just starting out.

“Let there be light!” is the first panel event, taking place on January 16 from 12.30-1.30pm during Light Night Worcester and is FREE to attend. The conversation will be about working with light in a creative context with a chance to ask questions.

Attendees will be able to hear the expert panel share their unique experiences and exciting developments in similar festivals around the world and learn about what we can expect for Light Night Worcester in years to come.

For more information and to book your place on the Let there be light panel event, visit the Eventbrite page here.

More information on the Arches Worcester Festivals can be found on their website here.

Umbrella Display photograph by Andre Pattenden


 Pictured: Umbrella Project by Cirque Bijou photographed by Andre Pattenden