Every other winter I get wildly excited by the prospect of Durham Lumiere light festival.

Free for anyone to enter after half 7 – we were certainly treated to a magical night.

The festival was held over four nights and featured 29 pieces of art spread around Durham city centre which is just a 15 minutes train ride from Newcastle.

Home to beautiful and soaring cathedral and an adjacent castle, Durham’s ancient cobbled streets are full of things to discover with quirky shops and high street shops.

As soon as we landed, we were surprised by a light show by the bridge of men and children climbing up the bridge as if to escape to the train tracks.

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It was typical English weather, drizzling, windy but surprisingly warm and the town was filled with Xmas decorations and colourful lanterns.

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Passed by a bicycle powered car that lights up when you pedal fast.

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There were massive flying lighted fishes handled by 2 men in the middle of the town square. They must have strong arms cause the wind was brutal.

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Durham Lumiere www.whatsupcourtney.com

Durham Lumiere www.whatsupcourtney.com

Durham Lumiere www.whatsupcourtney.com

This was pretty magical, a cloud by Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett, and we were able to turn the light bulbs on and off. If only I have a massive living room to put this in hmm…

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The whole city was littered with different arrays of light show, some random such as these bicycles.

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Durham Lumiere www.whatsupcourtney.com

Durham Lumiere www.whatsupcourtney.com

The main event!

A light projection on the exterior of Durham Cathedral which tells the story of the birth of modern cosmology from the 12th Century to the present day. Pictures are great but the music made it even more spectacular.

Scroll down to watch the videos at the end of this post.

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The interior of Durham Cathedral is such a beaut. Imagine getting married here 🙂

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Durham Lumiere www.whatsupcourtney.com

Durham Lumiere www.whatsupcourtney.com

Durham Lumiere www.whatsupcourtney.com

Enjoy the light show!

It was drizzly, windy and humid but my goodness was it an awesome night all round!

See you in 2017 Durham Lumiere.

Courtney xx

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