Light up your winter with illuminated trails in Norfolk and Suffolk

Chris Levine at Houghton Hall, Houghton, Norfolk (22 October – 23 December)

Houghton Hall in Norfolk is set to be transformed by a major solo exhibition of contemporary British artist, Chris Levine, 528 Hz Love Frequency. Marking the inaugural winter show in the historic grounds of this prestigious art venue, this exhibition running between 22 October and 23 December 2021 will feature a series of new holographic artworks, print works and large immersive laser and LED installations. This is a body of new work created specifically for the unique environs of the house and grounds. Each distinctive work is characteristic of Levine’s unique and cutting-edge work with the meditative and immersive properties of light and sound.

www.houghtonhall.com 

Gaia at SPILL Festival, Ipswich, Suffolk (27 – 31 October)

Measuring seven metres in diameter, Gaia features 1200dpi detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface. The artwork provides the opportunity to see our planet on this scale, floating in three-dimensions. The installation creates a sense of the Overview Effect, which was first described by author Frank White in 1987. Common features of the experience for astronauts are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.

www.spillfestival.com/gaia

Illuminated Garden Trail, Helmingham Hall, Suffolk (17 November – 19 December)

Make the most of the dark winter nights by stepping into a magical world of light, colour and sound, as you explore the grounds of Helmingham Hall adorned with thousands of lights transforming the gardens into an enchanted winter wonderland.

www.helmingham.com/events/illuminated-garden-trail

Enchanted Journey of Light, Thursford, Norfolk, (17 November – 13 December)

Your journey will progress into the Santa’s Magical Journey Building (sadly Santa is STILL ICE-olating so will not be attending the event). You will travel past the penguins and polar bears to the giant-sized teddy bears! Get ready to see how the elves have loaded Santa’s sleigh, then past the busy elves hard at work in the toy factory using the wondrous wrapping machine! Throughout your journey you’ll meet lots of fantasy land characters including the snowman family, make sure you watch out for their snowballs!

www.thursford.com/enchanted-journey-of-light/

Sandringham Winter Light Trail, Sandringham, Norfolk (12 November – 19 December)

Nestled deep within Her Majesty’s private Estate, awaits a spectacular, illuminated trail, full of wonder and intrigue, to delight and enthral your senses. As darkness descends, join us on our enchanting journey, as we weave a captivating light trail through the Country Park at Sandringham, the much-loved rural retreat of Her Majesty. Immerse yourself in our mesmerising mile long trail, with stunning lighting elements and fabulous light play, all set to ambient music.

https://luminate.live/sandringham-estate

Spectacle of Light, Haughley Park, Stowmarket, Suffolk (4 – 27 February)

Discover the night-time wonder of Haughley Park and its gardens brought to life as you follow a beautiful new Spectacle of Light and Sound around the glorious gardens.

Explore this magical illuminated trail marvelling at the glorious gardens and majestic trees all lit under the stars. Enjoy the wonderful music as you discover each new secret of this romantic environment. Discover the amazing Carpet of Colour and the flickering Field of Fire. Walk through the Kaleidoscope, gaze at the Mirror balls, Moroccan lanterns and much, much more!

www.haughleypark.co.uk/public-events/spectacle

Love Light Norwich, Norfolk (17 – 19 February)

Love Light Norwich returns with stunning new installations, projections, and performances all designed to amaze and delight. This free light festival makes Norwich shine with three days of enchanting experiences, open to everybody. See much-loved landmarks transformed into vibrant artworks, enjoy fantastic performances from renowned artists, join in with the city centre procession, and become part of the festival with interactive installations. Themed around love and belonging, Love Light Norwich takes the dark February nights and conjures a beautiful experience for residents and visitors alike.

www.lovelightnorwich.co.uk

Fire on Water, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk (21 October – 6 November)

Fire on Water is an immersive experience with dramatic outdoor arts, hypnotic water projections and shining installations, glowing embers leap and twirl in the night, warming the hearts of all who spectate. As the chosen location of the immense and mesmerising event, the Venetian Waterways will be transformed into a spectacular scene that will provide amazing cross-site visibility and offer plenty of car parking space, wheelchair accessibility and suitable space for visitors to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

https://outtherearts.org.uk/fire-on-the-water

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