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3rd Washington Scouts @ Durham Lumiere

posted 18 Nov 2009, 05:18 by Stephen Harrison   [ updated 21 Aug 2013, 15:11 ]
On 14th November 2009 Scouts from 3rd Washington and Fatfield came over all cultural and artistic. Leaders, young leaders and PLs joined the crowds in Durham city for Durham Lumiere.

It was a magical evening with exhibits set out around the city including works from over 50 artists. The first display was a set of glittering chandeliers made by the people of Durham which on closer inspection were a clever use of old pop bottles.
 
The jewel in the display was the ‘Crown of Light’ a stunning 20 minute slideshow projection onto the famous Durham Cathedral showing the building of the cathedral and the beautiful stained glass windows.

 

 
As we meandered our way through Durham City we also experience Photon, a projection on the stre
 
et which interacted with walkers as they passed underneath and starry nights, changing the Durham skyline with huge eliminated stars across the city roofs.
 
We also had the opportunity to walk the river path lit by various coloured lights and walk to the mill where the wheel was spinning once again (only this time as a projection onto the side of the building.) There is talk of Durham Lumiere becoming a biennial event and we certainly hope it will.
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