Lumiere Sponsorship

EMG solicitors is proud to be sponsor of the Lumiere Festival which takes place in Durham City every two years.

Organised by Artichoke*, Lumiere is the UK’s largest light festival and has been transforming cities across the UK since 2009. Each Lumiere festival invites local and international artists to create works that reimagine buildings and public spaces, changing the way we experience our environment and the dark, winter nights. This amazing festival brings together over 160,000 visitors.

EMG Solicitors were sponsors of the ‘Our Moon’ installation in 2017 (pictured below). This piece was underpinned by a community engagement programme centred on storytelling and imagination and featured the faces of local people from all walks of life. ‘Our Moon’ was projected onto the walls of Durham Castle, one of the city’s most famous landmarks.

In 2019 EMG Solicitors sponsored ‘Fools paradise’ by NOVAK (pictured below), one of “Top 10” pieces being brought back to celebrate a decade of Lumiere in Durham. Much of the imagery used in the artwork comes from local Durham folklore and mythology.


*Artichoke was recently awarded ‘Best Creative Lighting Event’ at the Darc Awards. The Darc Awards celebrate the best in lighting design from across the world and are run by the respected Arc and Darc magazines. The winners are picked through an industry vote, where artists, designers and manufacturers can choose their favourite projects. Lumiere London was also shortlisted in the Event category and came a very close second. Other shortlisted projects included Ghent Light Festival, Canary Wharf Winter Lights and Brazil’s Ecology of Light.

Lumiere spokesperson ‘Lumiere Durham and Lumiere London would not be possible without the brilliance of our artists, who help us transform cities time and time again, and the unwavering support of our sponsors, partners and commissioners including Durham County Council, the Mayor of London, Bloomberg and Arts Council England’

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