Illuminating York runs from 26th – 29th of October

Written by acdc on October 27, 2016>

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It’s a busy week at acdc as we help the Society of Light and Lighting (SLL) put a variety of sites on the lighting map as part of the light festival Illuminating York 2016.

acdc sent 600mm Linear RGBW Blade Mini Fittings to students from York College, Fulford School, St Wilfrid’s RC Primary School and The Mount School, York in a bid to help them illuminate famous landmarks in historic York with the Society of Light and Lighting (SLL).

Four sites are due to be lit as part of the event; St Leonard’s Hospital, St Michael-Le-Belfrey, Exhibition Square and the Multangular Tower in the city’s Museum Gardens.

The students taking part in the festival have had the opportunity to create their designs at a series of workshops created by the SLL called ‘Pockets of Light’, in which the society visited each school to demonstrate the science behind lighting and its potential to create artistic designs. The workshops were also intended to help the students re-think places in their own city, which could be transformed using creative lighting design.

The project comes on the anniversary of the SLL’s Night of Heritage Light, when the Society lit 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites around the UK.

Gareth Frankland said “acdc are committed to the education and development of  young designers, through our continued role as key sponsor of a wide range of industry initiatives, offering the opportunity to learn from key lighting designers at lectures,  as well as working directly with our innovative products as part of installation based events.”

Jeff Shaw, President of the Society of Light and Lighting, said: “We are delighted to have had the opportunity to work with students in York to create these spectacular designs for illuminating York, and also to have had the opportunity to demonstrate the exciting potential of light as an art and a science.

Light is an important part of how we experience the world around us, and by working with the students to light their own city we are also helping them to think differently about the spaces around them. The designs the students created were fantastic, and I’d like to congratulate them on their hard work.”

Illuminating York runs from 26th – 29th of October : http://www.illuminatingyork.org.uk/

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