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Lighting The Way

Lighting The Way

Lighting The Way

For Light Up Leicester 2022, Leicester artist Sean Clark from Interact Digital Arts has put together "Lighting The Way" - a programme of light-making activities for Leicester residents, schools, and local artists. The aim of the programme is to get local people involved in light-making activities in the run-up to the Light Up Leicester festival.

We have produced 400 Light Kits that are being made be available for FREE to residents across Leicester. 100 kits have been donated to local schools and groups, 100 were given to attendees of our half-term workshops, 150 were distributed online and the remainder will be available at The Light Café during the festival, from Thursday 3rd until Sunday 6th March at 72, Church Gate, Leicester. They will be given away on a first-come-first-served basis.

Please send a picture of anything you make with the kit to You can also post your pictures to social media with the hashtag #lightingtheway.

Online Workshops

Free online workshops, with video lessons.

Junk ModellingWith LED Lights

This online workshop is suitable for primary age children and their parents. You will need one of our battery-powered LED Light Kits or your own set of LED fairy lights, plus some waste materials such as drinks bottles to make a light sculpture. Have fun!

Interactive LightingWith Micro:bit

Aimed a secondary age young people, this online workshop shows you how to control a Micro:bit Light Kit containing LED pixels with a BBC Micro:bit. Why don't you come up with your own sequences and make an interactive light sculpture?

Half Term Workshops @ Beta X

Monday 14th - Friday 18th February
72 Church Gate, Leicester. LE1 3AN [

From the 14th until the 18th of February we ran daily Junk Modelling With LED Lights and Interactive Lighting with Micro:bit workshops. Over 100 Light Kits were distributed to local young people. The workshops took place at Beta X, a community arts space at 72 Church Gate, Leicester.

The Light Café

6pm - 9pm Thursday 3rd - Sunday 6th March
72 Church Gate, Leicester. LE1 3AN [Map]

The Light Cafe

During the Light Up Leicester 2022 festival, 72 Church Gate became The Light Café.

The Light Café was a venue showing light works by locally-based artists Andy Harper & Leonie DuBarry-Gurr, Joe Moran, Paul Mazzitelli, Tony Coleman, and Sean Clark.

The Light Café also hosted light sculptures made by pupils at local schools who have been involved in Lighting The Way.

YouTube Channel


Lighting the Way has been made possible by:

Hi Street Heritage Action Zone
BID Leicester
Leicester City Council
Interact Digital Arts
LCB Depot
Beta X
Arts Council England