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In Pictures: Lumiere Durham brightens up city’s winter nights

The festival started 10 years ago and draws thousands of visitors into the city centre.

Fools Paradise is projected on to Durham Castle during a preview of Stones, part of Lumiere Durham, the UK’s largest light festival (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Fools Paradise is projected on to Durham Castle during a preview of Stones, part of Lumiere Durham, the UK’s largest light festival (Owen Humphreys/PA)

By PA Reporter

Durham’s Lumiere festival started 10 years ago and draws thousands of visitors into the city centre to enjoy free, public art pieces on dark winter nights.

At this year’s event, lyricist and author Sir Tim Rice played his piece Keys Of Light on a white piano which simultaneously projected light and shapes on to a nearby student block.

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Visitors admire the illuminations at Durham Cathedral (Owen Humphreys/PA)
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I Love Durham, a giant snow globe by Jacques Rival (Owen Humphreys/PA)
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Durham Cathedral is lit up during a preview of Stones (Owen Humphreys/PA)
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Mysticete by Topla Design/Catherine Garre (Owen Humphreys/PA)
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End Over End by Lucy McDonnell (Owen Humphreys/PA)
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Mysticete by Topla Design/Catherine Garre (Owen Humphreys/PA)
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I Love Durham by Jacques Rival (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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