News and stories News Light Night Worcester to brighten up dark February evenings Light Night Worcester is returning on Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 February from 6pm – 9.30pm, bringing light, joy and fun to the city centre. Taking place on two evenings in the school half-term The Arches Festivals team have programmed their third Light Night which is free for everyone to enjoy. With immersive and interactive sculptures and intriguing and playful performances the programme promises another fantastic experience lighting up Worcester. Submergence, an immersive, walkthrough experience by Squidsoup; Luma, an 8m long interactive robot created by Air Giants; Neon Dogs, a joyful collection of coloured dogs by Deepa Mann-Kler and a silent disco are all part of this year’s programme, as well as playful walkabout performances by Disco Heads and Glow Bros. David Edmunds, Festivals Director, Severn Arts said: “I’m really excited for Light Night 2022 as it presents the work of yet more amazing high -quality artists yet again in a way that is playful and surprising, creating yet further moments of fun and joy for people to experience something new once again in the city as we firmly establish Light Night as a key event in the city’s calendar.” Laura Worsfold, CEO, Severn Arts said: “We are now into our third Light Night Festival and each one has been designed to build on the one before and offer unique, innovative experiences for our communities. After such a long period of uncertainty and gloom, we are excited to illuminate the city again as we move towards Spring and lighter days ahead.” Peter Knott, Area Director, Arts Council England said: “We’re really pleased to support The Arches project as it brings such an array of exciting creative activities and events to Worcester. “We’ve seen how previous Light Night Worcester events have brought people together and the city to life and look forward to this year’s festival being more colourful than ever. From playful and immersive walkabout shows to interactive futuristic performances with music, the festival promises to shine a light on creativity across Worcester.” In 2021 festival volunteers joined The Arches Festivals team to welcome thousands of people to the summer festival Same But Different and Light Night. If you are energetic, enjoy meeting and helping others, are over 18 and are interested in volunteering in February contact Katy Rooke, Festivals Volunteer Manager on [email protected] Visit the Arches Festivals website or follow @archesfests on social media to keep up to date on Light Night Worcester 2022 news.