Published: Tuesday, 19th Dec 2023

After the huge success of the first Put Big Light On festival in Bolton, the team behind the magic have confirmed the popular light art trail will be returning once again next year.

Museum of the moonEvanescentA fantastic display of light art installations from around the world lit up the town and featured Borealis by Dan Acher, Museum of the Moon by Luke Jerram and Evanescent by Atelier Sisu.

Accompanied by Our Spectral Vision, Aqualux, Peep Hole Wall and Sound Intervention Projector Bikes, the trail was a spectacular array of activity and colour.

Impressive street entertainment decorated the town, alongside fun children’s activities and a vast programme of live music in The Albert Bar.

Residents and visitors were treated to the free, spectacular event and it didn’t disappoint, with amazing feedback from the public, schools and community groups that came to visit and took part in the activities.

Executive Cabinet Member for Culture, Cllr Nadeem Ayub, said:

“I am delighted that the festival was such a huge success, the town was once again bustling and seeing families enjoy the free event was fantastic.

“Being able to bring this experience back next year is a great achievement and as part of the new cultural strategy is a taste of things to come.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everybody for visiting our much-loved events and wish you all a Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year.”

You can catch Museum of the Moon in the central library until 21 December, whilst the live music in the Albert Bar will continue until Christmas Eve.

Keep your eyes peeled for more info about the re-opening of the newly refurbished central library on Friday 19 January 2024 with a family fun day on Saturday 20 January, from 11am – 3pm.

Follow Bolton Library and Museum Services on socials to keep up to date with announcements.

Put Big Light On is curated by Things That Go On Things.

This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.