See Lancaster in a different light this weekend

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The four day Light Up Lancaster festival continues tomorrow night, Friday, as the city’s streets become a trail of art and illuminated installations.

The event will climax with the city’s Fireworks Spectacular, being launched from the roof of Lancaster Castle on Saturday night.

Lancaster Fireworks Spectacular rise up from Lancaster Castle, their colours reflected in the waters of the River Lune as seen from Skerton Bridge.

Lancaster Fireworks Spectacular rise up from Lancaster Castle, their colours reflected in the waters of the River Lune as seen from Skerton Bridge.

The Lancaster Guardian will also be officially launching its St John’s Hospice Appeal at one of the display’s official viewing areas, The Giant Axe football ground, from 7pm.

Light Up The Waterways saw the Lune Aqueduct being lit up in all its glory on Tuesday and Wednesday night, but there is plenty still to see in the city centre this weekend.

Take a stroll through the city centre for a unique evening art experience animating our beautiful buildings and squares. Discover new stories along the trail with a string of music, dance, theatre and film events.

This is a self-guided evening and you can pick up a guide to the evening’s performances and installations from one of the stewards.

The event has been organised by Lancaster City Council and The Dukes, and there will be installations from More Music, who have produced Tower of Salvation, Grain of Truth, Wandering of Souls, the Rule of Law, and will be featuring the Baybeat Street band.

Ludus dance theatre company will also be staging performances in the city.

Light Up The Streets takes place tomorrow night, with performances from 6pm.

On Saturday, November 2, Light Up The Skies features The Fireworks Spectacular from the roof of Lancaster Castle, with activities taking place from 10am.

The main viewing areas at Quay Meadow and Giant Axe require a wristband and will be open from 6pm with last admissions at 7.30pm.

Other recommended viewing areas include Williamson Park and Salt Ayre Sports and Leisure Centre. Salt Ayre will have a host of family-friendly activities including a fun-fair from 4pm onwards. There will also be activities including workshops, guided walks and storytelling taking place throughout the day on Saturday. For more information check out the events guide on the city council’s website or contact Lancaster Visitor Information Centre on 01524 582394.