The UKs largest light festival looks set to return to Durham for a fifth time next year.
Durham County Council’s Cabinet agreed to re-commission Artichoke to deliver another Lumiere festival in November 2017.
They've endorsed a commissioning fee of £600,000, with a further £500,000 promised by the Arts Council England.
The light and art show brings in more than £9.6million to the local area.
200,000 people turned out to see Durham City transformed by 29 artworks across four evenings between November 12 and 15 last year (2015)
After several years wowing spectators in the North East the UK's largest light festival Lumiere will open in London this evening.Read the full story ›
The 2015 Lumiere festival attracted record numbers. First estimates put visitors at around 200,000 over four nights.Read the full story ›
Durham has been transformed by a series of light-based sculptures and installations as part of the UK's biggest light festival, Lumiere.
Twitter was flooded with photographs of the artwork.
Police have thanked public's for their help in finding a 75-year-old man, who went missing for a short time at the Lumiere light festival.Read the full story ›
Durham's historic streets, bridges, waterways and gardens will be transformed by a series of light-based sculptures and installations.Read the full story ›
The light festival will be held for the fourth time in November - and organisers want local people to submit their ideas.Read the full story ›
Companies that helped create the Lumiere festival in Durham are putting on a business reception in Westminster to showcase their work to MPs.
Sedgefield MP Phil Wilson has helped set it up as a way of trying to bring Research and Development investment to the North East.
One of the art installations in this year's Lumiere Festival in Durham will become a permanent fixture. Durham County Council has bought the Helvetictoc clock, which tells the time in quirky ways, for £10,000.
The clock should be in place in the city's Millennium Square early in 2014, subject to a planning application.
Durham County Council has apologised to traders who lost thousands of pounds because of Lumiere, the light festival which attracted tens of thousands of people.
Shops and businesses on Elvet Bridge say customers were diverted away from the area at one of their busiest times of year.
Lucy Taylor reports.