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In pictures: Durham's Lumiere Festival programme unveiled

Nathan Coley's sculpture Found Beyond Belief will be placed on Saddler Street Photo: Lumiere

Organisers of Durham's Lumiere have unveiled the full programme for this year's event.

The free festival installs light displays and sculptures around the city centre and in some of the iconic buildings. Last time it was held, in 2011, it attracted 150,000 visitors.

  • Guardian Angels is a group of watering cans, which will be on North Road Roundabout. They appear white by day but light up at night, with fibre-optic cables giving the appearance of water.
Guardian Angels, by Maro Avrabou & Dimitri Xenakis on North Road Roundabout Credit: Lumiere
  • Dresses, which will be in Durham Cathedral Cloisters, is made of a series of fibre-optic LEDs, which slowly change colour, to represent relationships and love.
Taegon Kim’s Dresses will fill Durham Cathedral's Cloisters Credit: Lumiere
  • Elephantastic, which will be on Framwellgate Bridge, projects giant 3D elephant into the distance. It will be suspended above the ground, so visitors can walk underneath it.
Elephantastic, by the French design studio Top’là, on Framwellgate Bridge Credit: Lumiere
  • Solar Equation, which will be within Durham University Science Park, is part of a series of science-based installations. It is a hot air balloon exactly one million times smaller than the sun.
Solar Equation, by Rafael Lozano Hemmer, in Durham University Science Park Credit: Lumiere

The festival is a free event, which will be held between 14th and 17th November. It will be ticketed at peak times for the first time this year.