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22nd November, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 25th November, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

From 22nd – 25th November, the Royal William Yard will be lit up with light installations, immersive visual art and light projections. This fantastic three day light festival will include an array of wonderful workshops such as the Puppets and Light Workshop where attendees can make their very own puppet to light up the yard. We can’t think of a more perfect location for the festival, with the yard’s historic buildings making the perfect backdrop for the illuminations.

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Following last year’s success, the spectacular Illuminate light festival will return to Royal William Yard on the 22-25 November 2018. The Yard will come alive with projection mapping and interactive light installations, creating a spectacular immersive experience. The playful light festival promises to delight visitors of all ages with a fun and inspiring immersive experience. Illuminate is part of the wider Mayflower 400 celebrations and connects partner destinations across the UK.

Claire Honey, Project Manager, said:

New for 2018, the festival will add a fourth day and will host artist-led workshops for children. Illuminate will see installations from local and international artists. Two international artists invited to showcase their work are Xavi Bové and Thomas Voillaume. Spanish artist Bové’s piece, Visual Songs, is an interactive installation which creates a link between songs and visual representation. His work is personalised for each visitor, who can take their creation home. Voillaume’s work, Human, is a monumental video mapped sculpture. The 8ft figure represents an entity of humanoid form that has taken shape in our reality. There will be many other contributing artists, including University of Plymouth alumni Paige Alexander, and Effervescent. Illuminate is a free event, open to all, which will run from the 22nd to the 25th of November, from 5.30 till 10pm at Royal William Yard. Visitors can enjoy food and drink from the Yard’s resident eateries as well as food and drink stalls.

Image credits : Dom Moore, Kyle Borlase and Fotonow


22nd November, 2018 @ 8:00 am
25th November, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

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