A HUGE illuminated waterfall will be one of the highlights of this year’s Lumiere festival.
The project, Splash, by artist Peter Lewis, will see 1,000 gallons of water a minute fall from the Kingsgate Bridge in Durham City into the River Wear below.
Lumiere will be held in Durham City from November 17-20 and will feature a host of displays including a neon piece by Tracey Emin, Ross Ashton’s Crown on Light, which features images from the Lindisfarne Gospels projected onto Durham Cathedral and a lantern parade.
Splash creator, Mr Lewis, 62, said: “What foresight Durham City has shown in featuring such a great event. It’s going to be brilliant.”
The first Lumiere spectacular, in November 2009, attracted 75,000 visitors to Durham and generated £1.5million for the city’s economy.
For more information about this year’s event visit www.lumieredurham.co.uk.