West End Lights 2022
It is happening again! WEL 2022 will take place on Friday, 2 December 2022. Mark it in your calendar and join in 6 – 9 pm that one night.
What is West End Lights?
Lincoln West End Lights is one night in the year when we turn the front of our houses into film screens and light up the streets with images, moving shadows and short films to delight and enchant residents and surprised passersby.
It started on a cold winter’s night in December 2010. The West End of Lincoln was unusually quiet. Its streets closed to traffic because of a deep covering of snow but from nine houses lights shone out into the winter’s night. Those who braved the ice and cold saw an angel flying in York Avenue and a Lincolnshire Boggart hiding his treasures in Moor Street.
In 2011 films, shadow plays, lanterns and words glowed from 26 houses. Families collected on corners to watch shoals of fish dancing, stories unfolding before them and fleeting images from Lincoln’s past appear and melt away.
West End Lights 2021 took place on December 3rd, 2021
Thanks to the more than 40 illuminators who lit up their houses. There was a fantastic atmosphere all around. Head over to our gallery or our instagram and facebook pages for some impressions of West End Lights 2021. We are already looking forward to WEL 2022! The 2021 illuminators map is still available to look back at this marvellous night.
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