A LIGHT SPECTACULAR
A magical adventure through illuminated landscapes
Four elements, four locations, four communities and a host of artists combine to create a unique and spectacular Festival of Lights in Cornwall.
The “Spirit of Light,” will dance to the rhythm of the drum, leading you on a magical adventure into illuminated landscapes.
Wrap up warm, put on your walking boots and come and experience four stunning and iconic locations. See their stories brought to life with projections, animations, light installations, lanterns, procession, music and of course hot food and drinks to warm you on your journey.
Redruth Christmas Event
Candle-Light themed community parade.
We shall be be bringing projections to St. Rumon's Garden and Market Way. In St Rumon's you can also see beautiful illuminated window installations.
Date: 25th November 2017
St. Day - Grand Finale
Located throughout the town you will find air themed light installations, including illuminated Kite flying, projections, lantern procession with projection. You will also discover the work from all the previous locations in a different environment. There will be performances by The Day-Light Choir.
Date: 24th March 2018
A former methodist preaching amphitheatre created from sunken mining works is a stunning and iconic location. You will discover Earth/mining themed light installations and interactive digital projection.
The Day-Light Choir will be performing a repertoire of light inspired songs.
Date: 27th January 2018 7pm-10pm
Carn Marth Quarry & Lake
A magically dark space to explore at night that will be brought to life by water themed installations and music. Hanterhir will perform their Carn Marth inspired rock opera (ticketed) Above the quarry you will find a series of illuminated scultpures, a floating light installation and projection.
Date: 24th February 2018
Doors Open 6:30pm
Music Starts: 7:30pm
DETAILS ABOUT THE EVENING EVENTS
REDRUTH - ST RUMON'S GARDENS
The Day-Light Groups Signs and Wonders team is joining up with Redruth Christmas Events to create a little extra awe and wonder.
This year the “Spirit of Light” an illuminated dancer and drummer will be part of a fabulous Candle-Light themed children’s procession from St. Rumon’s Garden through the town.
Signs and Wonders have been working with local communities and schools to create light installations and animated projections exploring the history of St. Rumon’s Garden and William Murdoch’s Gas Light.
This unique and intriguing building will breathe a little bit of its former life as an Institute for Science and the Arts and then later as Jenkin’s Picturedrome. The inside will be transformed into a myriad of magical colour and light and we hope that you “will marvel as moving images flicker across the Screen.” We will not have our own orchestra as they did in 1904, but we do have our own Day-Light Choir.
You will also be able to see some of the animated projections in Market Strand, see Cinestar’s “Golow Gas” film and enjoy Redruth’s fabulous Wassail event.
Event location : St. Rumon’s Gardens, Penryn Street. TR15 2SP
Gwennap Pit is a stunning arena and is the location and inspiration
for our second event.
It is a “relic of mining activities in the area” which later became a natural amphitheatre used many times by Methodist preacher John Wesley.
Signs and Wonders will be spinning the light fantastic and creating a wonderfully immersive evening.
Centre stage will be a rotating light installation casting dancing
images in colourful light around the pit and it will be accompanied
by a multitude of smaller rotating lanterns made by local schools.
You can have fun with interactive digital projection, enjoy hot
refreshments, music, dance and song.
In the words of John Wesley, “Let your light shine to all”
Free car parking available. It is a short walk from the car park
to the pit so please bring a torch and wear outdoor shoes.
Access to the pit is up approx 15 steps.
Event location : Gwennap Pit, Redruth TR16 5HF
Event runs: 7pm-10pm Non-Ticketed FREE
RESCHEDULED DUE TO RAIN - NEW DATE APRIL 14th 2018
CARN MARTH - QUARRY AND LAKE
Signs and Wonders will be bathing Carn Marth in pools of rippling light in celebration of this stunning location.
On Carn Marth, which is one of a series of ancient hills, there is an intriguing well named after 2 legendary women Figgy Dowdy and Margery Dawe. The first possibly a Christian missionary, the second possibly a fertility goddess.
There is also an impressive lake on to which we will be painting with light. Here you will see light projection and an illuminated floating installation.
We are excited to announce that in the amphitheatre Hanterhir will
be performing tracks from their epic Carn Marth inspired rock
opera The Saving of Caden. The extraordinary Tim Ashton and
Athene Roberts from the 3 Daft Monkeys will be getting us moving
to some of their infectious dancing rhythms.
You will be guided on your journey by the “Spirit of Light,” Signs and Wonders illuminated dancer. There will be lanterns, hot food and drinks and performances from The Day-Light Choir.
Its is the most challenging landscapes of the three but undoubtably well worth bringing a torch, putting on your walking shoes, wrapping up warm and experiencing this landscape in a new light.
Tickets will be available to buy from January 5th.
To buy tickets check our website
Facebook, twitter, instagram @daylightstday
Music starts at 7.30pm. We recommend that you arrive between 6.30
and 7pm in order to see the lake and the bands.
Event location : Carn Marth, TR16 5TF
There is NO PARKING in the lane leading up to the quarry, but you can park in Sandy Lane and surrounding area for free. Disabled parking next to the amphitheatre and early lake viewing transport are available with prior notice. TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE!
ST DAY - FINALE
St Day is home to The Day-Light Group and it will be the location for Signs and Wonders Grand Finale, welcoming the arrival of spring!
St. Day was considered the “Richest square mile in the world” when mining was at its peak. However when the mining industry declined miners went abroad and the mines of Latin America were amongst the first to attract Cornish miners overseas in the early 19th century.
With this in mind we have created a new light installation in the form of a large illuminated Guatemalan style Kite which will be accompanied by local school children flying their own hand made illuminated kites.
Another new work to look out for will be a projection onto a sculpture that sits close to the Old Church.
Situated in locations around the town will be all the work from the previous three events, giving them a new home and a new dynamic. The “Spirit of Light” will lead an extra special lantern procession through the town and there will be an outdoor screening of our animation competition finalists, the Day-Light Choir will perform and there will be hot drinks and food to warm you on your way.
7pm - kite flying in the school playing field.
7.45 approx - lantern procession starts from the school
playground and process to The Town Clock in Market
Square, via Mills Street and Telegraph Street.
A free lantern making workshop will take place in March.
Please check our website and social media for details.
Event location : St. Day TR16 5JY
This is a FREE event. If you would like to make a donation
and help make this a bi-annual event please go to our website: