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Event Series Event Series: Lakes Ignite 2016, Ullswater

Lakes Ignite 2016, Ullswater

3rd May 2016 @ 8:00 pm


Lakes Ignite: a celebration of artistic expression in its many forms is set to return to the Lakes for its second year this spring.

Seven Nocturnal Rainbows For The English Lakes is a dramatic light installation created by artist Charles Monkhouse, inspired by the poets and artists of the Lake District – in particular J.M.W.Turner’s famous painting ‘A Shower’, Buttermere.

The rainbows will appear as the light fades each evening and will become stronger as night takes over from day. Each rainbow consists of up to 250 floating LED units, each with its own GPS sensor, reacting to their location to create a gigantic spectrum as they travel across the lakes. The exact motion of the lights will depend on the wind, and each passage will last one to one and a half hours.

This stunning light show on Ullswater has been made possible with a little help from the team at Glenridding Sailing Centre

Glenridding Sailing Centre is still rebuilding following extensive flood damage, and is both delighted and excited to be involved with Lakes Ignite.


3rd May 2016
8:00 pm
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Glencoyne Bay Car Park
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