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CHRONOS by Epsztein & Gross at Lumiere Durham 2021

CHRONOS was an extraordinary passage through the years, exploring our physical journey through time and space. An estimated 140,000 visitors attended Lumiere 2021, which extended across County Durham as well as in Durham City. Bold commissions transformed significant landmarks across County Durham from the Apollo Pavilion at Peterlee to Raby Castle at Staindrop. 

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Durham Cathedral illuminated with a womans face

In Our Hearts Blind Hope 2021 by @katedemort from our #DULumiere competition 2021. Inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday, Palma Studio (Hungary/UK) transformed the façade of Durham Cathedral.

People walking over a coloured art projection on the floor

Walking the colourful areas of the city, an image by @_ruohannn from our #DULumiere competition 2021.

Durham Cathedral illuminated during the Lumiere festival with crowds in the foreground

An immersive reflection on the present moment, the darkness and loss we have endured as well as the glimmering return of Lumiere as a moment of collective hope with In Our Hearts Blind Hope 2021.

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Scattered Light by Jim Campbell at Lumiere Durham 2021

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