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Shine A Light

Watch Derbyshire’s history unfold in magical night-time shows projected on to the county’s heritage venues as part of the Shine A Light programme which returns again this year.

Providing an after-dark experience for the whole family, the events will once again bring together awe-inspiring animations and live musical performances in stunning audio-visual displays centred around the themes of climate change and water.

The large-scale projections will take place at Cromford Mills and Elvaston Castle, with an exciting new addition at Derby Festé.

To celebrate 25 years of the twinning link between Derbyshire and Toyota City there will be a special Shine A Light projection artwork on the Guildhall in the Market Place, Derby as well as a second on Kojaku-ji temple in Toyota City.

The cutting-edge projections are unique to each venue, delivered by internationally-renowned Derbyshire-born video projection artists Illuminos, Shine A Light is designed to celebrate Derbyshire’s rich history and heritage and encourage tourism through the off peak season.

In addition to the large-scale projections, visitors will also be able to enjoy entertainment and food and drink throughout each evening for a fun-filled experience to remember.

Providing fun and entertainment for the whole family, the one-of-a-kind experiences have been commissioned by Derbyshire County Council to celebrate Derbyshire’s rich history and heritage while boosting the visitor economy.

In addition this year a unique event will take place at Derby’s Guildhall during Derby Festé on the 22 September. To celebrate 25 years of the twinning link between Derbyshire and Toyota City, projection artists Illuminos are creating two paired video projection artworks – the first created specifically for the Guildhall in Derby, the second for Kojaku-ji temple, in Toyota City, Japan. This project was part funded by the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation. Derby Festé, Guildhall Derby 22nd and 23rd September 2023 and Toyota City, Japan 12th November 2023

Tickets are £10 for adults and £6 per child (aged 4-12 inclusive, free for 3 and under). Family tickets are priced at £28 (two adults and up to three children).

Tickets now on sale

Cromford Mills 26th and 27th October 2023

Elvaston Castle 8th, 9th and 10th December 2023

Share your memories with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #ShineALightDerbyshire.

Follow the story of the Cromford Mills event here

Each show has its own unique storyboard - download the relevant storyboard below

Shine A Light Derbyshire Toyota City 25 Years storyboard

Find out more about Illuminos

Derbyshire duo behind the magic of Shine A Light

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