Illuminate Plymouth 2020

Illuminate Plymouth returns in 2020 with a line-up that promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Last winter saw a number of locations across the city transformed by dazzling light installations as the festival officially launched the Mayflower 400 commemorations.

Thousands of people from across the city and beyond experienced impressive projections from international and local artists, as well as some fantastic pieces and performances - including the Tree of Memory from Xavi Bove.

The mesmerising Baitball water screen projections wowed the crowds at the Royal William Yard on opening night, before moving to Sutton Harbour for the next three days, while Fishco Disco danced over from the National Marine Aquarium to join in the fun.

Diva by Thomas Voillaume lit up The Secret Garden at RWY, while the wonderful Elizabethan Gardens at Mount Edgcumbe featured a new immersive event, allowing visitors to eavesdrop on rarely-told women's stories from across Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall including tales about American-born Lady Nancy Astor, who went on to become the UK’s first female Member of Parliament.

Organisers have been encouraging emerging artists to make a contribution to Illuminate Plymouth 2020. The creative and cultural industries are growing rapidly, enriching lives and creating rewarding jobs, and Illuminate is committed to supporting those who want to work through the medium of light.

For 2020, the support for emerging artists includes business support, mentoring from industry professionals, access to specialist tech, space, an exhibition opportunity at the 2020 festival, and much, much more.

Find out more about Illuminate here.

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