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Bristol Light Festival set to make the city shine with its return in 2022

It’s time to look ahead to see what 2022 holds and there’s a bright light on the horizon, it’s the return of Bristol Light Festival.

20/01/2022

It’s time to look ahead to see what 2022 holds and there’s a bright light on the horizon, it’s the return of Bristol Light Festival. From 1st-6th March, the festival will bring together a showcase of renowned light artists and installations from across the UK, featuring the best of Bristol’s talent, to fill the city with colour and vibrancy.

This year the festival will feature six world premier works, brand new for Bristol, alongside some of the best of the UK’s talent, all making their Bristol debut at carefully selected locations across the city. Visitors can wander and explore the city’s streets to see the light art works come to life and enjoy Bristol’s wonderful retail and hospitality businesses along the way.

From 5pm-10pm, the installations will shine a light in a few unexpected places as well as illuminating some of Bristol’s most iconic landmarks around Park Street, Queen Square, St George’s Bristol, Cabot Circus, Castle Bridge, Temple Gardens, College Green and the Harbourside.

The organisers of this year’s festival are delighted to announce that they have been successful with a grant application to Arts Council England which will support the delivery of a selection of daylight and green energy installations, adding a new dimension to the event and the opportunity for those visiting and working in the city to experience some of the artworks throughout the day. Both day and night, the event is the perfect opportunity for friends, colleagues, and families to meet up and spend time together in the city centre, Redcliffe and Temple and Cabot Circus

This is the second festival brought to you by Bristol City Centre Business Improvement District (BID), supported by 760 local businesses. This year’s festival is also in partnership with Redcliffe & Temple BID, Arts Council England, Bristol’s City Centre & High Streets Recovery and Renewal programme,  which is funded by Bristol City Council and the West of England Combined Authority’s Love our High Streets project and Cabot Circus.

The safety and wellbeing of visitors is a priority, and a series of COVID-19 safety requirements will be implemented including social distancing, hand sanitisation stations, the inclusion of artworks that can be viewed from a distance and an increased event duration to spread visitor numbers across six days and evenings.

Today, Bristol Light Festival announces a selection of artists and installations that will be part of this year’s event.

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