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Light Night event expects to transform Spilsby

Spilsby Light Night takes place on Saturday, 17th February and is expected to showcase a dynamic lineup of acts, performances, and installations, all designed to illuminate the heart of the town.

Simon Hollingworth, the event’s Creative Producer said: “Through the SessionsArts programme, we are delighted to be delivering the fourth edition of this joyous event and we really hope that people come out on the night and get involved, there will be so much to enjoy!”

Highlights include:

  • Art Installations: Transforming the town centre into an open-air gallery, from light displays to animations to digital sculptures. Kaleidoscopia, a light display by Benedict Sheehan will project onto Spilsby Sessions House. Neurons, large intricate light sculptures by Gemma Wood, will decorate the town centre.
  • Captivating Acts: Illuminated street entertainers will perform, interact and play, enchanting audiences with unique characters and telling stories through shadow puppetry. Moths at Work, by Pif-Paf Theatre, present a high energy walkabout performance; witness and interact with The Light Gliders by Circo Rum Ba Ba
  • Fairy Light Parade: A highlight of the evening, the fairy light parade will guide visitors through the transformed town centre in a dazzling procession of colour, as participants are encouraged to adorn themselves in wearable lights and UV paint (provided) to become a part of the magic. With a combination of traditional Bhangra dance and Dhol Drumming, Punjabi Roots Academy will be leading the parade with their energetic, rhythmically pounding performance.
  • Interactive Music: Unleash your creativity on large-scale, interactive digital instruments such as the Ode to… xylophone and Fabuloso Organ; dance at the family-friendly silent disco.
  • Community Engagement: As well as a celebration of art and creativity, Spilsby Light Night is also an opportunity for the community to come together and become a part of something extraordinary — families, friends and neighbours gather to embrace a winter night enlivened by music and colour. Lumo Workshop’s artists, Lou Jones and Nadya Monfrinoli, have been working with pupils from Woodlands Academy, a specialist secondary academy for pupils with social, emotional and mental health needs. The artwork will be displayed as a unique digital installation inside the Franklin Hall.

Spilsby Light Night is open to the public, and admission is free. The entire community is invited to come and experience this luminous celebration of creativity and community spirit.



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