‘Light Night Leeds’ gets cultural backing

Leeds 2023 – the city’s new cultural festival – is to be the headline partner for October’s ‘Light Night Leeds’, the two-day arts and light festival that changes the city centre landscape.

On 4 & 5 October, ‘Light Night Leeds’ will see prominent locations across the city centre transformed by an array of light and sound installations.

Sharon Watson, chair of the Leeds 2023 steering group, said the event represented a unique opportunity to show support for a cultural festival celebrating the best of arts in Leeds as well as celebrating the city’s impressive international links.  “Light Night encapsulates the very best of culture in Leeds, bringing together artists from around the world for a celebration of diversity, innovation and creativity.  As we begin building our momentum towards 2023, we’re proud to be supporting this year’s event and to be laying down a marker about our intention to invest in Leeds and help build on the reputation as a global cultural city.”

Last year’s event attracted 80,000 to the city centre.  Leeds 2023 will see the creation of a five-year, £35 million cultural programme of events and activities, culminating in a year of celebration. For more information about light Night Leeds, visit: lightnightleeds.co.uk

For details about Leeds 2023, visit: http://leeds2023.co.uk/