I'm developing an extremely exciting idea to create a new Bath Festival of Illumination. Taking place in 2010 and 2012 it will be the highlight of my RELAYS activity. The event in 2010 will be small in scale and will build up to a large-scale outdoor arts celebration in 2012 to mark the London Olympic and Paralympic Games. Our inspiration for this festival is the Fete des lumieres in Lyon which attracts 4 million visitors to the city.
I will work with Bath Spa University students to plan and deliver the event. We'll commission artists and creative practitioners to work with young people to develop new site specific artwork, music and performance that will be exhibited at various points around the event site in Bath City Centre. The festival will also feature street theatre, circus performers, torchlight processions and conferences/ panel debates. Watch this space for updates on how the plans develop!