Light The Night 2015

Sun, 22 Nov 2015

Light The Night 2015

Tonight was the third annual Light The Night event at Orton Square in Leicester's Cultural Quarter. Arts events group Inspirate put together another great event with a range of activities, including Gavin Morris' Digital Funfair, Creative Manifesto's MegaGamer joystick running Audiosurf 2 and OMAI's Tag Tool running through a giant projector pointed at the Athena building.

As per usual, the event followed the switching on of Leicester's Xmas lights. Unlike the previous years, though, there wasn't a procession from the switch-on to the Cultural Quarter. However, this didn't seem to affect the attendance too much. Many hundreds, or even thousands, of people came to Orton Square and they seemed to have fun playing on the attractions and enjoy the food and drink available in local cafés and bars.

I thought the fair-like format of the event worked really well. I particularly liked Gavin's big LED wall in the funfair - and was very impressed with Tag Tool. The projection on the outside of the Athena building was huge!

You can find my pictures from the 2015 event here on Flickr. I also have galleries of the 2014 and 2013 events. I'm already looking forward to 2016.

Author: Sean Clark