Light shows set to return to King’s Lynn after festive break

Lynn Lumiere viewed from West Lynn - King's Lynn Minster stands out on the waterfront. Picture: Matt

Lynn Lumiere viewed from West Lynn - King's Lynn Minster stands out on the waterfront. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

The remarkable light shows that transformed many of King's Lynn's most historic buildings last summer before taking a break over Christmas, will return in the new year.

The display shows artistic interpretations of the town's history and heritage projected onto many of Lynn's landmarks.

Launched in March, the shows took a break in November and were replaced with new Christmas-themed projections, but they will all return on January 7.

They are being shown as part of the Interreg IV funded cross-Channel Art, Cities and Landscape project between West Norfolk Council and the Maison de la Culture d'Amiens.

Elizabeth Nockolds, the borough council's cabinet member for culture, heritage and health, said: 'We're really pleased we can bring the original light shows back immediately after the festive light shows have finished.

'The light shows have become a must-see feature of Lynn's landscape after dark, and this will mean that even more people will have a chance to see them. The festive light shows have proved to be very popular.'

The beautiful art installations will again light up six buildings around the town centre every evening from 5pm to 10pm. The light shows are: Waves by Shantidas Riedacker and Dorian Rigal on St Nicholas' Chapel; Ecosystem by Guillaume LePoix and Thomas Daveluy on 1-3, Tuesday Market Place; Night Sailors by Julia Dantonnet on the Custom House; Round of Clocks by Amandine Meyer and Julia Dantonnet on King's Lynn Minster; Doing, Undoing the Tide by Gaëtan Robillard on 18, New Conduit Street and Ephemeral Scenes of Lin by Halida Boughriet on Greyfriars Tower.

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A full trail map of the sites is available from the Tourist Information Centre, www.west-norfolk.gov.uk

Have you enjoyed the special light shows? Email david.bale2@archant.co.uk