Spectacular Lightworks festival to come to Grimsby over weekend

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A spectacular Lightworks media festival is set to come to Grimsby this weekend.

Visitors to the town’s East Marsh high-rise flats can witness light shows across the sky on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16.

Lighting up the night sky, the free, family-friendly event will intrigue visitors with an underground cinema, sound art, mechanical automata, architectural light works and large-scale projections onto the side of the iconic towers.


Lights projected onto Grimsby Minster. Photo: Lightworks

Created by new local arts organisation We Must Create, funded by the Arts Council and supported by Shoreline Housing Partnership, the event will bring local residents and visitors to the site of the six high-rise blocks earmarked for demolition in 2017.

‘Lost and Found’, a large-scale installation and exhibit will also be unveiled.

Contained within the high-rise blocks, it will be open to the public for four more weekends following the evening of the Lightworks event.


Lights projected onto Grimsby Minster. Photo: Lightworks

In addition to this project, other works will be shown on a changing basis during the four additional weekends, including the final project, a film based on the flats.

Visitors will be able to enjoy free children’s activities and refreshments.

Event details


  • When: Saturday, October 15, 6.30pm-9.30pm
  • Where: Outside Nelson House, Albert Street East, Grimsby DN32 7HH
  • Price: Free

Lost and Found

  • When: Saturday, October 15, 6.30pm-9.30pm and Sunday, October 16, 10am-4pm
  • Where: Entrance outside Nelson House, Albert Street East, Grimsby DN32 7HH
  • Price: Free

The ‘Lost and Found’ event will also take place every Saturday and Sunday until November 13 from 10am to 4pm.

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