Spectra, Aberdeen’s festival of light will return to the city next month from Thursday 10 February to Sunday 13 February.
The celebrated event will see leading names from the UK and around the world creating a stunning lightscape across the city centre at locations including Marischal College, Upperkirkgate, Schoolhill, Marischal Square, and Aberdeen Art Gallery inspired by Scotland’s Year of Stories. The line-up includes artists who have previously created spectacular light, sound and sensory installations with works creatively named Museum of the Moon, Hypercube, Pendulum Wave Machine and Trumpet Flowers!
Popular with locals and visitors alike it’s a great opportunity for businesses in the city centre to showcase their products and services to the thousands of people who will come into the city centre after dark. Levy payers are encouraged to get creative and become involved by creating their own ‘festival themed stories’ for festival goers to enjoy as part of their visit. We have a few suggestions, bars could create a festival mocktail or cocktail which showcases the flavours of Scotland, shops could showcase of gifts which weave a nice Scottish tale or businesses could get creative with their own window and spaces by using light to add to the overall theme of the festival.
As part of the festival there is also an online catalyst conference which will concentrate on the theme #CultureIsNotALuxury and seeks to create new partnerships across heritage, arts, public space and education. More information can be found here.
To get in touch with the festival about how you can become involved as a business click here.