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Keep yourself entertained this winter

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Due to the current Lockdown and following government guidelines
some of the LiT projects are being postponed to Autumn 2021.

LIT is a programme of light and surprise throughout the Bradford district featuring anywhere from front gardens, shopping centre’s to the roof of an empty mill

Bradford City Council is working with Bradford BID , Ilkley BID, Keighley BID, Bradford 2025, Bradford Producing Hub, Shipley and Bingley Town Councils and The Leap to fund and support the creation of seven incredible light art and installations and smaller arts and community installations to take place across the District this Winter (December 20 – March 2021 and October 2021).

October 2021 Highlights Include:

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When the Clocks go back, count sheep is a projection artwork connecting long winter nights, time passing and the unique Bradford Wool Exchange. It transforms the building into a vast, colourful public clock, filled with a curios collection of woollen winter items.
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In A New Light - A playful installation that engages the participant with their evaluations of the present moment and the potential beauty their everyday surrounding environment. 
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A colourful illuminated typography installation, inspired by the industrial history of the city.  Playfully provoking a calming moment of thought, self-reflection, reassurance and optimism for the future. 
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Lightweave is created by local artist Alison Smith, who combines traditional craft processes with light, often exploring unusual or recycled materials. Smith learned macrame techniques during lockdown and developed Lightweave.
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‘In Memory of Water: Refractions’ is a partnership between UK Poet Laureate Simon Armitage and Ilkley Literature Festival, working with projection mapping specialists Double Take Projections.

The Bradford Light Organ

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The Cathedral's unique history in a responsive light display. A large scale installation of ‘light organ pipes’ will extend Bradford Cathedral organ. Floor sensors will allow audiences to influence the colour & intensity of the ‘pipes’ as they move.