Friday 2nd December 2022 6pm – 9pm
West End Lights is happening again this year!
If you haven’t heard already, this year’s date is Friday 2nd December 2022.
West End Lights is our home-grown pop-up festival of light that illuminates our streets and windows once a year in December.
Everyone in the West End is encouraged to take part, both by creating their own light display and by having a wander round the neighbourhood and seeing everyone else’s wonderful creations!
It would be great if you could take part too!
West End Lights is created entirely by residents, and we shine brightly for one night only each year.
It began in 2010, in the midst of a very cold and snowy winter. The Christmas Market was cancelled, people were stuck inside their homes, and a small number of neighbours decided to entertain passers-by with some artistic illuminated window displays.
Since then the festival has grown and grown, and every year more and more neighbours have lit up the darkness (except in 2020, when Covid-19 forced us to cancel).
Front windows become cinema screens, shadow puppets step out of the dark and light sculptures bloom in West End gardens. Moving images flicker from houses, projections creep up walls and lights bud and open in roadside trees.
If you want to take part, jump in! You can find inspiration here on the West End Light Website.
And don’t forget to add yourself to the West End Lights map here:
The West End Lights team.