Lumiere is the UK’s largest light festival and has been transforming cities across the UK since 2009.

Posted on Oct 02, 2019

The first Lumiere light festival took place in Durham in 2009. Originally planned as a one-off, with the support of Durham County Council and other sponsors, producers Artichoke have brought the event back to the North East every other year since then. 2019 sees the introduction of a conference dedicated to the arts and how those involved can utilise training and education – Learning Curve Syllabus for the Future, which is a professional development event with talks over the day from visionary speakers. The speakers will offer insights from their experiences across a range of subjects, with strategies to inspire delegates and equip them with learning and development.

Brenda McLeish CEO, Learning Curve Group said, “we’re delighted to be supporting Learning Curve Syllabus for the Future at the 10th anniversary edition of Lumiere. As education and training experts based in County Durham, we give businesses, further education providers and individuals access to a better future. We hope that this day of talks and panels on the many ways in which diverse opportunities for learning at all stages of life are the key to a brighter future will inspire and engage attendees. Lumiere inspires wonder, sparks ideas and invites audiences to experience a place in a whole new light. The commonalities between this and our own vision to transform lives through learning makes us proud to offer our support and create opportunities to learn and develop for all.”

THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS… Lumiere makes a spectacular return to Durham on 14 – 17 November 2019 for its 10th anniversary. This special edition of the festival will feature a selection of favourite artworks from the past 10 years of the festival, alongside exciting new commissions and community projects. The conference is being held on Friday 15 November 2019 at 10am for tickets, visit:

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