Lincoln West End Lights
2nd December 2016
When we light up our streets
Lincoln West End Światła
It’s Lincoln’s home-grown night of light when ordinary people do something extraordinary!
In 2016 we will glow on the evening of 2nd December.
It started in Lincoln’s West End six years ago when 9 houses took part. The city was covered in snow and the roads were closed because of thick ice. In the cold winter’s chill a few warm lights shone out as house windows were turned into cinema screens, light sculptures bloomed in front gardens and candles in lanterns flickered much to the surprise of unsuspecting passersby.
Since then the event has grown with over 70 locations taking part in Lincoln’s West End in 2015.
Over the years we have had groups joining us from Spalding, London and even Canada.
Houses have been turned in to Light Houses. Silent movies have been filmed and screened in our streets. In 2014 we used light to remember those families who had lived in our houses 100 years before, West Enders who had gone to our local schools, watched planes land on the West Common, families and lives who were to change forever.
This year we are back again and you can take part. You don’t have to be film director or an award winning artists. What you need is a willingness to give it a go, have some fun and help make your community shine.
All that we ask is that what you create makes people of all ages smile.
It’s our chance to wrap up warm, meet on the street, laugh and enjoy the warm heart of this part of Lincoln and the generosity of spirit and the surprising imaginations of those who live here.
To give you an idea here is a short film of what we got up to in 2012
If you would like to take part in Lincoln West End
and shine a light on a cold winter’s night
then let us know by clicking