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Illuminate is returning to Plymouth bringing magical light art and immersive digital installations from 15 to 28 November 2021.

Led by Real Ideas Organisation, Plymouth’s much loved annual light art event last took place in November 2019.

Much has changed in the two years since the event last ran so Illuminate is changing too. Instead of a large-scale event at Royal William Yard, this year there will be a two-week programme, mostly in and around Ocean Studios in Royal William Yard and at the Market Hall in Devonport. This will include light art, installations and immersive experiences for everyone to enjoy as well as a host of workshops and sessions for people to participate in.

Given the fragile state of our world and environment, Illuminate will also reflect on and respond to COP26 with a focus on the climate crisis, exploring what it means to each of us and how we can all contribute to making change happen.

This year will also see greater focus on commissioning work from British creatives and local artists to support the cultural sector, which was so hard hit during the pandemic and to creating participative activities for children and people of all ages.

To help run the event safely, Illuminate will be managed through free tickets to ensure any social distancing and COVID regulations can be observed. Free tickets will be released in early October. To find out more visit the Illuminate website

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Season (15 Nov 2021 - 28 Nov 2021)

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