Bristol Festival of light
My idea is to start a Bristol Festival of Light like many of the big cities around the world such as Lyon and Berlin and Amsterdam already have.
During Lyon festival of light over 100,000 visitors come from all over the world to witness the city being lit up and all the beautiful historic buildings (which Bristol has many of) playing host to lighting and projection artists from around the world. Bristol is home to the Watersheds 'Pervasive media studio' and to many innovative projection artists as we saw when the council houses were lit up a couple of years ago for the xmas spectacular.
Why the contribution is important
Lighting festivals are very much a family affair and it seems we have many events and festivals in Bristol that revolve around alcohol but the festival of light is about families taking to the streets together and drinking hot chocolate! It is a beautiful way to enjoy the long Winter nights and to show of some of our best historic churches, cathedrals and Municipal buildings whilst giving artists the opportunity to showcase what they can do. Light has the added benefit of making the streets feel safe and reclaiming them for families.
by user700702 on December 08, 2013 at 05:25PM