Sussex

Lewes Festival of Light transforms historic landmarks

Lewes Castle, lit by designer Karen van Creveld Image copyright Nicholas Edell
Image caption At the highest point of the town stands Lewes Castle which has panoramic views across Sussex

An historic town in East Sussex is being transformed this weekend as it celebrates its first Festival of Light.

The Lewes event aims to celebrate and showcase the latest in public and artistic lighting design.

Organisers hope to develop an annual Festival of Light which would also promote the town's history, architecture and creativity.

Professional lighting designers have transformed around 10 key landmarks, including Pells Pool and Lewes Castle.

The two-day event aims to explore science, astronomy, sustainability, health, environment, wildlife and the impact of lighting in a sensitive area.

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Image caption The festival is based at the Linklater Pavillion from where tours of the landmarks begin
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Image caption Pells Pool is the "oldest documented" freshwater outdoor public swimming pool in the UK
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Image caption The Pinwell Lane Projection is a piece by Sussex Downs College digital design students
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Image caption Viewers of one exhibit at the Linklater will see their own image lit up in colour
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Image caption Organisers said that all the lighting designers have Lewes connections
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Image caption Pells pool has been lit by designer Nulty
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Image caption The castle at Lewes is 1,000 years old

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