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Bristol Light Festival to Shine Bright Across the City

Bristol City Centre’ Business Improvement District have announced the first Bristol Light Festival. The festival, which will be held from February 28th- March 1st between 5-11pm, is set to show a wide array of light artists talent.

The artists come from all around the world and the festival will also feature some of Bristol’s best and brightest artists. The festival is based in six key locations: Castle Bridge, Cascade Steps, Queen Square, Park Street and Trinity Green. Local residents will be able to see a preview of the festival on February 27th, before it is opened to the wider public.

Tine Bech’s work will be featured in the festival. As a former UWE graduate, her installation Pink Enchantment, was designed while she was studying for her PhD at UWE. The installation will be based at Castle Bridge.

Pink Enchantment, image from Reykjavik City Hall Bridge, Iceland

Queen Square’s instillation will come from a Canadian team of artists. The eight giant illuminating see-saws, known as Wave-Field Variation Q, created by Lateral Office and CS Design with soundscape by Mitchell Akiyama. The result of this collaboration is an ever-changing attraction.

Project lead, Vicky Lee, Bristol City Centre BID said; “We are delighted to be bringing the first edition of this new winter Festival to Bristol. We have carefully selected the locations to respond to key challenges of the city centre. We will be using innovative ways to reduce anti-social behaviour, whilst driving benefits to local businesses and organisations by encouraging people to exploring the city centre.”

She then added, “The collections of artists involved, and the fantastic installations planned will bring something really special to the city.”

For more information and updates about the event please visit http://www.bristollightfestival.org and follow us on Twitter @BrisCentreBID #Bristollight

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