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Festival beams light on our new City this February half term

LuminoCity, Southend’s first ever international light festival, will be the cornerstone in the celebrations to commemorate Southend’s newly awarded city status.


Over four dazzling nights in February Half Term, nine large-scale interactive light installations will pop up at iconic landmarks in and around the town centre and seafront, giving residents and visitors the opportunity to view Southend in a new light. The installations come from all corners of the globe, and one of the installations is set for its UK premiere so this is an event not to be missed! Jacqui Dalimore, chair of Southend Tourism Partnership, said: “This is such an exciting event for the town. This is something that we have never seen before and it will bring a much-needed boost for our economy, as we expect thousands to flock to town to see the interactive light displays, take pictures and enjoy all the facilities Southend has to offer. I am pleased the tourism partnership and the council have collaborated to bring this event to the town.”

Cllr Carole Mulroney, cabinet member for environment, culture, tourism and planning, said: “I am thrilled to announce that we will be hosting the first ever Southend LuminoCity Festival of Light. This event will be something our residents will never have seen before in Southend, and the exciting trail of artwork provides a free, fun event for the whole family. "Hosting global artists’ work in our town, including a UK premiere, goes to show that our soon-to-be city has the pulling power of much larger, well-established cities.”


To find out more about the festival, visit southendluminocity.co.uk


Southend YMCA deliver many activities and projects throughout the year. Please visit our projects page to see how we support and champion young people and the community of Southend-on-Sea.


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