Southern Yacht

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Friday, 22 February 2019

Festival of Light 2019 at Westquay, Southampton

I think it's safe to say that most of us are ready now for the brighter, longer days. In the meantime though, while we wait for Spring to make an appearance, there's the annual Festival of Light to brighten up our evenings.

Held at Westquay Shopping Centre in Southampton and in the shadow of the Old Walls, the event is returning with new installations, one of which is a bespoke commission especially for the event.

Festival of Light 2019

Festival of Light 2019

Some of the pieces there included The Wave - a series of suspended orbs which changed colour.

The Wave at Festival of Light 2019

The Wave at Festival of Light 2019

Lightbattle - where two sets of bicyles face one another and used pedal power to send light across the archway. This seemed very popular with all ages - even if some of  the little ones had trouble reaching the pedals!

Lightbattle at Festival of Light 2019

Lightbattle at Festival of Light 2019

Sunrise was the bespoke piece commissioned for the festival - this dome of twinkling, colour changing lights was hypnotic when you stood underneath.

Sunrise at Festival of Light 2019

Sunrise at Festival of Light 2019

Sunrise at Festival of Light 2019

The perfect backdrop to all of this was The Old Walls - I wonder what stories they could tell from all that they've seen over the years.

The Old Walls at Festival of Light 2019

The Old Walls at Festival of Light 2019

The Old Walls at Festival of Light 2019

The Festival of Lights runs from the 15th to 24th February. It's a free event so if you still have time for a visit, I'd recommend it.

Thanks for reading

Cathy
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