Outside The Centre

50. Heofon Light Maze (Stourton)


Artist: Brut Deluxe (Spain / Germany)

Location: Stourton Park and Ride, Wakefield Road, LS10 1FF

Thursday & Friday 6.30pm – 10.30pm

What 3 Words: ///defeat.cried.palm

Performance key: Outdoor

The Light Night fun starts before you travel! Check out the Heofon Light Maze at the Park and Ride before you head into the city centre. Lose yourself in this immersive light installation designed by Ben Busche, Brut Deluxe, and manufactured by Ilmex S.A in collaboration with ARRO Lighting. Based on triangular geometry and built with 2.5m high panels of acrylic glass, the panels reflect or shift light rays along the entire colour range of a rainbow while the spectator moves in the installation. On the outer perimeter the panels are covered with a mirror film converting the interior in an infinity room – a unique cosmos of overlapping light patterns and constantly changing colours.

Supported by Leeds Lights.

51. Luminosi Trees (Elland Road)


Artist: Sound Intervention (UK)

Location: Elland Road Park & Ride,
Beeston, LS11 0EY

Thursday & Friday 6.30pm – 10.30pm

What 3 Words: ///lend.novel.nearly

Performance key: Outdoor • Loud

Luminosi Trees is a large scale light and sound art installation. Two six metre high light trees accompanied by multi-channel music composition using gamelan gongs and based on the Fibonacci sequence of numbers. The lights respond to the music in real-time, mapping movements and patterns of light across thousands of coloured LED pixels. The music creates a relaxing and calming space. Due to its Fibonacci base, the composition never repeats, forever spiralling outwards.

Sponsored by First Bus & West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

52. Illuminated (Gipton)

Artist: Akeelah Bertram and Space2 (UK)

Location: The Old Fire Station, Gipton Approach, LS9 6NL

Thursday 5.30pm – 9.30pm

What 3 Words: ///boots.pool.sooner

Performance key: Indoor

The Old Fire Station in Gipton, a building with a rich history, will once again be filled to the brim with light, sound and joy for Light Night. Showcasing artworks made in collaboration with local artists and communities in response to themes of inequality and sustainability, visitors can experience interactive work by artist Akeelah Bertram, family craft activities, choir performances and projections and films inside and outside of the building.

53. Desire Marea concert at Left Bank (Burley)


Artist: Desire Marea (SA) plus special guests

Location: Left Bank Leeds, Cardigan Road, LS6 3DQ

Thursday, 8pm – 12am

Tickets: Pay What You Can

What 3 Words: ///grows.price.catch

Performance key: Indoor • Performance • Loud

Bridging experimental music and operatic performance, South African artist Desire Marea is joined by a four-piece band at Left Bank Leeds. Orchestral, ceremonial, divine – this concert set in Left Bank’s stunning Grade II* listed building is an experience not to be missed. The line-up also includes Leeds’ DJ LUSCIOUS, serving relentless euphoria and breakneck percussion, and marjai, weaving global drum sonics with a DIY ethos.

May contain flashing lights and haze.

Performance in English and Zulu.

Part of Transform 23 international festival. Venue access details can be found on their website.

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Please note there is limited on-street parking available and we encourage people to attend using public transport. Please visit wymetro.com to plan your journey.

54. The Path Between (Meanwood)


Artist: The Meanwood Road Project (UK)

Location: Meanwood Valley Urban Farm,
Sugar Well Road, LS7 2QG

Saturday 14 October 6pm – 9pm THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT

What 3 Words: ///grain.fuels.frost

Performance key: Outdoor • Loud 

Using light and dark in innovative ways, this captivating community event and light trail features site-specific light and sound displays, connecting you with hidden gems in the heart of Meanwood Valley. Expect willow sculpture, projections, interactive art works and a dawn chorus sound installation. There will also be a visit from LEEDS 2023’s Moon Palace and Light Night’s owl installation.

East Leeds Lights Up is commissioned by LEEDS 2023 as part of My World, My City, My Neighbourhood supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation, The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Arts Council England, Leeds Community Foundation and Mohn Westlake Arts Engagement Fund.

Please note there is only parking available for Blue Badge holders (available on application) and we encourage people to attend using public transport. Please visit wymetro.com to plan your jouney.


55. Animated Harehills (Harehills)

Artist: Leeds Animation Workshop
– a women’s collective (UK)

Location: Thackray Museum of Medicine,
141 Beckett Street, LS9 7LN

Saturday 14 October, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

What 3 Words: ///cards.sung.sings

Find out more about accessibility

Home to Leeds Animation Workshop for 40 years, Harehills presents a free after-dark projection event at Thackray Museum of Medicine.

This one-off event will see the museum opening its doors at night to share its delights with the local community. It is a chance to explore the galleries and watch animations by local and international artists screened inside and outside the museum.

This unique collaboration between Leeds Animation Workshop and the Thackray Museum will give Leeds a memorable night of light.

56. The Ginnel (Chapeltown)


Artist: Sandra Whyles (UK)

Location: Potternewton Lane & Mandela Centre

Saturday 14 October, 6pm – 9pm

What 3 Words: ///flame.joins.public

Find out more about accessibility

Following a series of community art workshops, The Ginnel Project invite you to join them for a night walk down the mile-long walkway. Straight after the walk there will be a film night at Mandela Centre. Refreshments available

 A night all about community and how creativity brings people together, join us for the walk or the indoor cinema with your family and friends. Bring your lights, torches and homemade lanterns.

 This light night event is part of The Ginnel Project’s ongoing ambition to transform the path into an oasis for the residents of Chapeltown and visitors. Don’t miss out on this meaningful, family-friendly evening of activity!