Return of Light Night Leeds
Thousands of people welcomed the spectacular return of Light Night Leeds.
09:58 19 October 2021
Thousands of people have welcomed the return of Light Night Leeds and witnessed some of the city's most recognisable locations became the backdrop of a mesmerising array of illuminated installations created by artists from around the world.
With a theme of Back to Nature, spectators saw the streets of Leeds city centre transformed by awesome sights and sounds of the natural world. More than 40 breath-taking pieces reflecting the incredible biodiversity of the natural world, including animals, plants and weather were featured during the event.
Down at Leeds Dock, a sculpture by French artists Pitaya was featured while Leeds Town Hall's Victoria Hall hosted a compelling performance exploring the critical issue of climate change.
Councillor Jonathan Pryor, Leeds City Council’s deputy leader and executive member for economy, culture and education, said: “It’s been incredible to see Leeds city centre transformed by these beautiful artworks this evening and to see so many people back together, safely enjoying this extraordinary event.
“Light Night sets the standard for culture in Leeds, showcasing in spectacular fashion exactly why the city is so special and why arts and culture play such an integral part in making Leeds a fantastic place to be.
“It’s also inspiring to see Light Night encouraging people to think more about climate change, the environment and the important steps we can all take to protect the world we live in.
“I’d like to congratulate all the imaginative artists involved and say a huge thanks to all the Light Night team who have worked so hard behind-the-scenes to make this event such a stunning success.”