Bristol Light Festival 2022

BID Lead

Bristol City Centre BID presents the return of Bristol Light Festival.

Project Type
Promoting Success, Welcome & Feel
Date
1 - 6 March

Bristol City Centre BID presents the return of Bristol Light Festival. From 1st-6th March, the festival brought 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 featured 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 were able to 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.

 

This year’s festival benefited from a successful grant application from Arts Council England which supported 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. By day and night, the event was the perfect opportunity for friends, colleagues, and families to meet.

 

This is the second festival brought to you by Bristol City Centre BID, supported by 760 local businesses. This year’s festival is also in partnership with Redcliffe & Temple BIDArts 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 were 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.

We are delighted to bring Bristol Light Festival back to the city this year and hope it will be a marker of change to brighter times ahead. The Festival is a key part of the recovery programme to help support businesses back to full strength after the challenging last two years, by encouraging people to explore and spend leisure time in the city centre.

VICKY LEE, HEAD OF BRISTOL CITY CENTRE BID

Bristol Light Festival News

View our press releases and news updates from Bristol Light Festival 2022 here.

CITY IS FILLED WITH COLOUR, LIGHT AND PLAY AS BRISTOL LIGHT FESTIVAL IS ENJOYED BY ALL

Bristol Light Festival made its highly anticipated return (1st-6th March) with six evenings of stunning light installations across the city centre. 07/03/2022

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Everything you need to know about Bristol Light Festival 2022

The countdown is on! The city will soon be filled with playful, immersive, and intriguing light installations displayed at every turn. 23/02/2022

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Let there be light! Bristol Light Festival reveals exciting new installations set to illuminate the city this March

Find out more about the four exciting new light installations. 10/02/2022

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THE STORY BEHIND OUR BRISTOL LIGHT FESTIVAL HEART PHOTOGRAPHY

We commissioned André Pattenden to shoot Bristol Light Festival’s promotional images for 2022. 04/02/2022

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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

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