Lumiere set to bring a splash of colour to Durham

Faces on the buildings in Market Square, Durham, at the start of the 2009 Lumiere Festival.

Faces on the buildings in Market Square, Durham, at the start of the 2009 Lumiere Festival.

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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.

Durham Cathedral lit-up for Lumiere.

Durham Cathedral lit-up for Lumiere.

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.