Giant illuminated seesaws promise unforgettable ups and downs at Light Night Leeds

Giant illuminated seesaws will make sure next month’s incredible Light Night Leeds is full of unforgettable ups and downs.

Friday, 20th September 2019, 08:50 am
Light Night Leeds promises to be full of unforgettable ups and downs.

The family-friendly, interactive installation, entitled Wave-Field, will give visitors the chance to team up and create their own unique patterns and harmonies as the two-night cultural

spectacular returns to the city on Thursday, October 10, and Friday, October 11. (6pm until 11pm)

Light Night Leeds promises to be full of unforgettable ups and downs.

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array of different lights and sounds.

Created by Canada-based Lateral Office and CS Design and with a soundscape by composer Mitchell Akiyama from Toronto, the installation will be located outside Victoria Gate and

part of the event’s Victoria Zone, supported by Victoria Leeds.

Light Night Leeds promises to be full of unforgettable ups and downs.

Victoria Gate has been chosen to host ‘Wave-Field’; a chance for people to go back to their childhood and have fun with some impressive visual and sound effects.

“Light Night Leeds continues to be a prominent event in the city that we’re proud to support as part of our drive to encourage events for the local community.”

Wave-Field will be one of more than 60 impressive installations created by artists from around the world which are set to take over some of the city’s most well-known buildings

and locations.

Light Night Leeds promises to be full of unforgettable ups and downs.

Families will be spoilt for choice with playful and immersive installations featured throughout the two-day event, including from new host and headline sponsor: Vastint UK.

In celebration of Aire Park, an all-purpose district soon to transform the South Bank, visitors to the Tetley Brewery site can expect street performers and a multi-sensory experience with

the ‘Pleasance’ installation by Novak. ‘Pleasance’ is inspired by the 8.6 acres of city-centre park at the heart of the new district, including a large family play space.

With the theme of Mind, Body and Spirit, the event will include everything from dramatic, large-scale projections, to street performances and thought-provoking interactive artworks.

Among the other highlights will be an impressive, surrealist piece on Leeds Civic Hall entitled Telekinetic Rumours and Angels of Freedom, a beautiful collection of illuminated angels

which will alight on Victoria Gardens.

The dazzling When Dreams Run Wild illuminated parade will get the event underway on The Headrow on October 10 at 7.30pm, marking the 15th year the city has hosted Light Night

Leeds, an event which regularly attracting crowds of more than 80,000 people.

Councillor Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council, said: “Light Night exemplifies the very best of culture in our city and we’re incredibly proud that Leeds is home to such a world

class celebration of creativity and imagination.

“Year after year, Light Night also brings together tens of thousands of people and families, giving them the opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable spectacle and see both modern and

historic Leeds from a completely different perspective.”

For more details about the programme and installations visit or follow @lightnightleeds on Twitter and Instagram.