This is the official Illuminations Switch On event in Heckmondwike, a town with an Illuminations tradition that is over a century old.
This year, HeckmondLIGHT will take place in Market Hall from 3pm – 6:30pm (£2 tickets available in advance) and Green Park from 5pm – 8pm (FREE).
Gather your friends and family to experience Green Park illuminated.
Explore the new and interactive artworks made from light in all its guises from gas lamps, flames, fireworks, electric and LEDs.
Control the fiery jets lighting up Green Park using an iPad
Interactive multi-lantern sculpture that moves when you turn its handle
Peaceful installation of dream-like clouds
Light box displaying memories of past Illuminations, designed by the people of Heckmondwike
Portaloo converted into an Interactive jukebox with a live DJ inside
Laser light restored from Batley’s Frontier Club
Stunning street band “rocking with rhythm and pulsating with passion!”
Illuminated blend of circus, dance and led
Hear all about the story of Heckmondwike’s lights with ‘The Myth, the Story, the Legend’
A catherine wheel like no other, with a digital face and pyrotechnics
Rumour has it that Santa was last seen buying carrots for his reindeer in the Market. Can you help us to find him in the maze?
Heckmondwike’s Market Hall will be transformed into a cardboard maze with unexpected art lurking around each corner. With light projections, fun craft activities and live music.
Recommended for families with children 4+
Tickets are £2 per person. Adults must buy tickets. Free entry for children under two years.
The maze is wheelchair accessible but not suitable for prams, buggies and pushchairs. Limited tickets, don’t miss out – book in advance here
HeckmondLIGHT is supported by LUCity. LUCity is a two-year project supported by Creative Europe investigating how involving the public in the creation of light works and installing them in public space affects how people view that place. The project connects local and international artists and offers training in creating light installations for public space to students from Batley School of Art, Brian Jackson college and emerging artists. By working together with 4is, Portugal, Hisa!, Slovenia and Bass Culture, Italy we are able to expand the artists networks, share knowledge of working with light in public space and increase the profile of the community and artists who create HeckmondLIGHT.