Lumiere Invites Students to ‘Be Our Guest’

Hilton Cottage at capacity as Stevo students descend on light festival

Back in Durham for a fifth time, Lumiere lit up Durham in customary spectacular fashion once again last week. The four-day festival attracted in excess of 200,000 people to the City leaving manoeuvring around the narrow, cobbled streets more difficult than ever. But boy was it worth it! 29 illuminations and installations from artists across the world adorned the city’s landmarks ranging from suspended white lines above the River Wear, a mobile suspended from a crane adjacent to Elvet Bridge and an open air palace on Market Square to name but a few!

To mark the occasion of the UK’s largest light show heading to our historic Northeast city, and in true Stephenson fashion of providing free food and beverages, we hosted our very first hot chocolate and cake evening at our satellite site of Hilton Cottage. Cakes from our wonderful receptionist Rebecca were eagerly devoured by at least 40 visiting Rangers travelling from Queen’s Campus and our students based in Durham. The cakes were washed down with marshmallow and cream topped hot chocolates in our Stephenson branded travel mugs as students and staff alike wrapped up warm and headed out to explore the wonder of an illuminated Durham.

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Below are some of the photos of the light installations taken by one of our students, Lewis Connell (a member of the Durham University Photography Society).







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