The streets of Derry~Londonderry, the UK City of Culture 2013, was transformed into a giant outdoor art gallery .Conservative estimates suggest 179,000 visitors have attended the light festival over the four nights. With seventeen separate installations to visit in locations all over the city, festival-goers explored and re-discovered Derry~Londonderry. Festival organisers Artichoke’s co-director Helen Marriage says: “Producing Lumiere Derry~Londonderry has been an extraordinary experience. It has been a joy to see the fruit of all the hard work over the last eighteen months. The atmosphere in the city during the festival has been incredible.”Marriage adds “Producing an event with seventeen separate art projects anywhere is an enormous challenge, and all the more so, when no-one quite knows what to expect. I think everyone has been surprised and delighted by the experience of rediscovering the city in this way.”“The people of Derry~Londonderry have embraced Lumiere with open arms. Their response has far exceeded our expectations and we’ve loved every minute of it”.
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