Light Night Leeds 2014
Light Night returns to Leeds on Friday 3 October, with the University offering a wide range of activities to watch and take part in on the night.
The city wide event is celebrating its tenth year, with five of its exhibitions featured on campus. The Parkinson Building will host two events between 6pm and 10pm on Friday evening.
2013s Friends of University Art and Music (FUAM) prize
winner Akeelah Bertram will showcase her work in a multi-sensory exhibition
which focuses on the emotion and spirit of World War One. The Leeds-based
artist has created a site-specific sound and light installation within
Parkinson Court, immediately outside the gallery to fit in with the Universitys
Legacies of War centenary project.
The Brotherton Library will also host a World War One event. 'Ghost Stories' will feature drama students bringing the personal letters and memorabilia from
the Liddle Collection to life. The Liddle collection contains objects belonging to over
4,000 people who lived during the First World War. Local grammar schools will
also perform music of the era on the night.
More music will be performed in the Clothworkers Centenary
Concert Hall, with a performance by a Leeds-based jazz group. The Mak Kahn Trio
will perform music from the great American songbook, with spin on compositions
by Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington and Jimmy Van-Heusen. The trio will perform
three times over the evening at 7.30pm, 8.30pm and 9.30pm.
The School of Physics and Astronomy has planned an evening
of interaction with their LightTAG event. LightTAG fuses art with science, allowing
participants to create their own pieces of media art while learning the science
behind light and photography. Visitors can create images using LED lights and
long-exposure camera settings, and take their creations home. The LightTAG
eventis in the Banham Theatre in the Michael Sadler Building from 5pm to 10pm.
Stage@Leeds is putting on three performances of a 40 minute dance-theatre piece called Digital Narcissus. One actor, one dancer, one performer and a live illustrator will explore the narcissistic behaviour of contemporary society through the art of dance. The performances will run at 5pm, 6.30pm and 8pm.
Information for all the free campus exhibitons, plus city-wide events can be found on the Light Night Leeds website.