Everything you need to know about Lumiere
The UK's largest light festival, Lumiere, is returning to Durham from Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 Durham 2017 - expect Bigger: Bolder: Brighter!
Lumiere has arrived and is with us until 11.30pm on Sunday 19 November - take a look at what you can expect to see!
Illuminated field shines a light on Durham's history and heritage
Volunteers from across the county joined our leader, Cllr Simon Henig, to help plant some of the thousands of illuminated flowers that will light up the Cathedral Cloister during Lumiere this week.
Entre Les Rangs is a community installation supported by Chester-le-Street Area Action Partnership and created by Canadian artist Rami Bebawi and Kanva. The piece, which will create a field of light is expected to be viewed by tens of thousands of people over the festival's four days (November 16-19).
It's a stunning tribute to the fields of wheat that shimmer in the wind as the seasons pass.
Joined by volunteers including Festival Makers and college students, Cllr Henig said: "It wouldn't be Lumiere without the support of the many hundreds of people from communities across the county who get involved and literally help create the installations that will delight us all later this week.
Full programme announced for Lumiere
Highlights from Lumiere 2015
In case you didn't make 2015 or want a reminder, here's our video of the highlights.
If you are having problems watching the video you can watch it directly on our YouTube channel. There is also a .
We're sure you've all got some great memories of Lumiere 2015. View our Lumiere 2015 gallery on Facebook for some of ours and share with your friends.
Commissioned by us and produced by Artichoke - Lumiere is recognised as a world class event, attracting more than 200,000 people in November 2015 and delivering a £9.6million boost to the county's economy.
Supported by 180 volunteers and with an outreach programme involving 860 children and young people and 525 residents, it inspires people from every corner of County Durham and beyond.
Described as 'majestic', 'mesmerising', 'ever-changing' Lumiere was born in Durham and has been exported by Artichoke to both Derry and London since, wowing international audiences.