Illuminating experience wows Durham’s crowds

Visitors watch the Crown of light at Durham Cathedral.
Visitors watch the Crown of light at Durham Cathedral.
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LIGHT and crowds of thousands flooded into Durham for the launch of Lumiere.

A lantern parade led by children set off the four-night spectacular, which has filled the city’s streets and parks with 35 artworks.

DURHAM OFFICE DURHAM CITY LUMIERE LIGHT FESTIVAL''PICTURED.........Les Voyageurs on South Bailey during the 2011 Lumiere light festival.'PIC DAVID WOOD'17-11-11

DURHAM OFFICE DURHAM CITY LUMIERE LIGHT FESTIVAL''PICTURED.........Les Voyageurs on South Bailey during the 2011 Lumiere light festival.'PIC DAVID WOOD'17-11-11

Lucy Wright, 11, of Peterlee First Scouts, was among the marchers last night and said: “It’s a good experience and great fun.”

Scout leader Sharon Major added: “It’s been a lot of effort, but it’s amazing to be here and they all love it.”

Crown of Light, a display beamed on to the cathedral, made a popular return from the last celebration two years ago.

Organisers are today due to review crowd management after some were left disappointed when turned away from Palace Green.

A one-way system is in place between Saddler Street, the cathedral and across Prebends Bridge and another across Kingsgate Bridge.

More information is available at www.lumieredurham.co.uk