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Light Night 2021 comes to Kirkstall Abbey

Light Night Leeds will return with a new festival on Thursday 14 and Friday 15 October 2021 – and include an event at historic Kirkstall Abbey for the first time.

Windows on Kirkstall Abbey’s facade will be transformed into a canvas for a projection-based exploration of starling murmurations.

Brighton-based Shared Space and Light have been inspired by the flocking patterns of these birds and their awe-inspiring displays right in the heart of our urban environments. 

Murmurations are a powerful reminder of the wonder of nature, and this beautiful projection work on the impressive Abbey building reveals the beauty in our immediate environment and reconnects us to the natural world.

After watching Murmurations attendees can join in with some family friendly creative activities and contribute to growing light installations in the grounds of the Abbey.

Light Night Leeds is the UK’s largest annual arts and light festival.

For the past 17 years, over two nights in October, some of Leeds’s most recognisable indoor and outdoor spaces have been transformed by spectacular artworks and captivating performances by local, national and international artists.

Light Night invites people to see the city in a new light and discover free arts events across the city centre. From large-scale light projections and interactive installations, to music, dance and street performances.

More details about Light Night can be found here.


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