Hawksworth Wood community light up the night


The community of Hawksworth Wood are reversing the doom and gloom of Covid by hosting their own version of Light Night, writes Sadie Binns.

From an idea by local resident Hayley Smith the word spread and more than 30 homes and businesses are taking part by lighting up their windows and gardens on Saturday, 11 October from 6pm.

Local resident Hayley Smith said:

“The nights are drawing in, there are strict lockdown rules in place, and everything feels like it’s being cancelled.

“We wanted to bring some light and fun into the community and hosting our own, socially distanced, night light sounded like a good idea. I had no idea how many people would get involved it’s been brilliant.”

Residents are being encouraged to walk around the estate, creating their own route to view people’s displays.

Light Night is an annual multi-arts and light festival which takes over Leeds City Centre for two amazing nights. This year a laser show will be illuminating the city’s skyline on 22-24 October.

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