Light Night 2013

See Leeds Civic Hall transformed by a giant outdoor projection and soundscape into an enormous ticking, whirring clock. Wind the clock handle on Millennium Square and watch as the entire building responds.


Phase Revival: An Optical Harmonica

Light Night 2013

A hypnotic, kinetic installation using swinging pendulums, lenses and light to explore the effects of phase and oscillation.



Light Night 2013

CircSoc presents a fun packed Circus variety show for all to enjoy. We don’t just clown around, be prepared to cheer, laugh and be amazed at these pop up shows.


Welcome to Light Night Leeds!

Light Night 2014 Artist Call Out

Light Night Leeds is a multi-art form festival which takes place across multiple venues in Leeds City Centre over one Night in October. The festival takes place thanks to the collective energy of hundreds of artists and art organisations, Leeds City Council, and public institutions that open their doors late into the night so that city dwellers can see and experience Leeds in a new light.

We are pleased to announce that our 10th annual festival will take place on Friday 3rd October 2014!

Artist Call Out

Submissions to take part in the Light Night programme for 2014 are now closed.

Internship Opportunities!

Looking for more experience in event management or marketing? Light Night is offering two exciting internships for the 2014 festival. Go to the Get Involved page for more information and to download the job descriptions.

The deadline for internship applications is Friday 11th July.

Highlights from 2013

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Pablo Fanque Returns

Pablo Fanque – the UK’s first Black Circus master, who died in 1871 and is buried in the University of Leeds campus – will be visiting Special Collections in the Brotherton Library for Light Night.

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Lost Luna Moon

Join us in our search for The Lost Luna Moon – all ages are welcome as we explore light and movement in our fun, multi-sensory space.

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The Narnia Experience Taster

Visit Mr Tumnus’s house and meet many of the creatures that live in Narnia, some good, some not-so-good. Whose side will you be on?