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Spilsby Light Night: Lighting up the Lincolnshire Wolds

A press release from Spilsby Sessions House

Spilsby Sessions House

Prepare for a magical evening as Spilsby Light Night transforms this rural town into a radiant, intimate spectacle of lights, art, and entertainment.

This unique event, taking place on Saturday, 17th February 2024, will showcase a dynamic lineup of acts, performances, and installations, all designed to illuminate the heart of this charming, history-rich town. With a diverse array of talent and genres, Spilsby Light Night presents a joyous experience for visitors of all ages.

Highlights include:

  • Art Installations: Mesmerising installations transform the town centre into an open-air gallery, from light displays to animations to digital sculptures. Kaleidoscopia, a light display by Benedict Sheehan will project onto Spilsby Sessions House. Neurons, large intricate light sculptures by Gemma Wood, will decorate the town centre.
  • Captivating Acts: Illuminated street entertainers will perform, interact and play, enchanting audiences with unique characters and telling stories through shadow puppetry. Moths at Work, by Pif-Paf Theatre, present a high energy walkabout performance; witness and interact with The Light Gliders by Circo Rum Ba Ba
  • Fairy Light Parade: A highlight of the evening, the fairy light parade will guide visitors through the transformed town centre in a dazzling procession of colour, as participants are encouraged to adorn themselves in wearable lights and UV paint (provided) to become a part of the magic. With a combination of traditional Bhangra dance and Dhol Drumming, Punjabi Roots Academy will be leading the parade with their energetic, rhythmically pounding performance.
  • Interactive Music: Unleash your creativity on large-scale, interactive digital instruments such as the Ode to... xylophone and Fabuloso Organ; dance at the family-friendly silent disco.
  • Community Engagement: As well as a celebration of art and creativity, Spilsby Light Night is also an opportunity for the community to come together and become a part of something extraordinary — families, friends and neighbours gather to embrace a winter night enlivened by music and colour. Lumo Workshop's artists, Lou Jones and Nadya Monfrinoli, have been working with pupils from Woodlands Academy, a specialist secondary academy for pupils with social, emotional and mental health needs. The artwork will be displayed as a unique digital installation inside the Franklin Hall.

Spilsby Light Night is open to the public, and admission is free. The entire community is invited to come and experience this luminous celebration of creativity and community spirit.

This event is made possible through the collaboration of local organisations, talented artists, and dedicated community members, including SessionsArts, Spilsby Town Events Committee, New Life Centre and Wellbeing Hub, St James' Church and Franklin Hall.

Their commitment to fostering a thriving arts scene and creating a vibrant cultural experience for residents and visitors is clear.

Simon Hollingworth, the event's Creative Producer, is thrilled that Spilsby Light Night is back and, this time, is being presented by the SessionsArts Programme as part of the Spilsby Sessions House activities. He said: "Through the SessionsArts programme, we are delighted to be delivering the fourth edition of this joyous event and we really hope that people come out on the night and get involved, there will be so much to enjoy!"