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Durham's Lumiere festival looks for volunteers

Durham Cathedral during Lumiere Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The Durham Lumiere festival is looking for volunteers for when the light spectacular returns later this year.

It was last in the city in 2015.

The organisers want to hear from people who are:

  • over 18
  • have a friendly personality and a passion for the festival

Volunteers will be greeting visitors, telling them more about the festival and helping production staff.

Lumiere runs over four evenings - Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 November and volunteers will be expected to come to a few meetings before hand.

For more information head to theDurham County Council website.

Durham Lumiere organisers appeal for volunteers

The people behind Durham Lumiere are hoping to recruit an 'army of festival makers'. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The people behind Durham Lumiere are hoping to recruit an 'army of festival makers'.

The UK's largest light festival returns in November.

Two hundred thousand visitors are expected and hundreds of volunteers are needed to help them find their way around. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Two hundred thousand visitors are expected and hundreds of volunteers are needed to help them find their way around.

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They've endorsed a commissioning fee of £600,000, with a further £500,000 promised by the Arts Council England.

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200,000 people turned out to see Durham City transformed by 29 artworks across four evenings between November 12 and 15 last year (2015)

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