SPECTRA Festival of Light Returns to Aberdeen

Yiannis Kranidiotis, 'Cyma {Fos}', St Nicholas Kirk, Aberdeen, 2020
Yiannis Kranidiotis, 'Cyma {Fos}', St Nicholas' Kirk, Aberdeen, 2020


Daily 18:30 - 22:00

From: 13 Feb 2022

To: 16 Feb 2022

Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire

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Scotland’s festival of light, SPECTRA, is returning to Aberdeen in February; eight city-centre sites will be illuminated 6:30pm – 10pm every evening by ‘illuminated inflatables and narrative projections, noisy interfaces and fusion dancing’, featuring work by artists from Scotland, the UK and internationally, with the city’s Marischal Square will serving as a food hub. Artists include Designs in Air, Heinrich and Palmer, Richard William Wheater, Seb Lee-Delisle, Mark Anderson, Yiannis Kranidiotis and Dodda Maggý, whose works will appear in Marischal College Quad, Broad Street, Upper Kirkgate, Schoolhill, St Nicholas’ Kirkyard, The Kirk of St Nicholas, and Aberdeen Art Gallery.

The programme is augmented by a series of festival events showcasing the city centre, the first of which is a conference on culture’s contribution to sustainability, and the festival is organised in partnership with the EU’s Creative Europe programme, Aberdeen City Council, Creative Scotland, the University of Aberdeen and Scotland’s Year of Stories initiative.

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