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Bristol Light Festival 2020 announces full programme of artists

By bristol247, Tuesday Feb 18, 2020

Local and international talent are getting ready to illuminate the city during the inaugural Bristol Light Festival.

The unique event will take visitors along several different routes from Cabot Circus to Queen Square, via locations such as Castle Park and the harbourside, discovering different installations along the way.

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The full lineup of artists has now been revealed, including French visual artist Olivier Ratsi who will transform Millennium Square with his large-scale work Frame Perspective consisting of a 30-metre-long luminous installation of repeating frames and LEDs.

MilkBottle by Jack Wimperis is a specially commissioned series of light sculptures – photo courtesy of Jack Wimperis

Jack Wimperis will bring two installations to the festival. His light project, MilkBottle, is a specially commissioned series of light sculptures made from thousands of recycled milk bottles in Quakers Friars and the bandstand in Castle Park.

Wildlife on the Waterfront will be a bespoke projection created by the Send a Cow charity in partnership with Limbic Cinema, which will be projected onto the Arnolfini.

A four-metre neon sign spelling out ‘cheers drive’ also features in the programme and will be installed near the Cascade Steps.

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The festival is the first of a three-year series from Bristol City Centre Business Improvement District, in partnership with Bristol City Council and UWE Bristol’s Digital Cultures Research Centre.

Bristol Light Festival co-director Katherine Jewkes said: “We are delighted that the full programme for the festival showcases local and internationally talented artists who all embody the playful and creative spirit of the city.

“We are excited to be working alongside the rich and varied talents of Bristol’s unique cultural sector and city centre businesses to create a new Light Festival for the people of Bristol both this year and building across the three-year series.”

Bristol Light Festival takes place from February 27 to March 1. For more information, visit www.bristolcitycentrebid.co.uk/project/bristol-light-festival.

Main photo: Frame Perspective by Olivier Ratsi, photo courtesy of Olivier Ratsi

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