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Illuminating York projections transform York landmarks
SOME of York’s most famous landmarks are being transformed by spellbinding lighting projections this week.
Bringing the city’s Viking past to life with displays telling of tales, personalities and traditions, Illuminating York’s light and sound displays run from today until Saturday.
This year’s main events will take place at Clifford’s Tower and in the Museum Gardens, from 6pm to 10pm. Last admissions are at 9.45pm.
Triquetra, new artwork by Ross Ashton and sound by Karen Monid, is being projected on to Clifford’s Tower and the mound on which it stands, telling the tale of the three Viking kings of Denmark who had a great influence on York and England, in particular Sweyn Forkbeard and his son Cnut the Great.
The artwork includes atmospheric projections and a soundscape.
Mr Ashton said at the launch of Illuminating York last night: “We are proud to have been given this opportunity.
“Clifford’s Tower is an iconic piece of architecture in one of the most beautiful cities in the country.”
Meanwhile, in the Museum Gardens Immersive and Gaia Nova are teaming up to create The Storyteller, combining film and animation to tell the story of Viking king Eric Bloodaxe, with narration and effects.
Among the many other attractions of the festival will be Ghostly Shadow At The Treasurer’s House, at which guests are invited from 6.30pm to 8.30pm to see the house transformed by candles and eerie lighting, and light shows at the National Railway Museum from 6.30pm to 10pm.
See illuminatingyork.org for festival information and to read about further attractions.
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