January light show to keep Bath streets sparkling!

After all the magic and sparkle of December’s festivities, January can be a dark and dreary time of year.

One of the new illuminations for January 2015
One of the new illuminations for January 2015

However, that is not what’s in store for the centre of Bath this week-end when – for eight days – Illuminate 2015 will be bathing the city streets in colour and hoping to attract up to 50,000 people to witness a nightly display of art, light and projection.

It will run from the 3rd to the 10th of January and from 5-8pm.

Lighting up the Roman Baths back in 2012
Lighting up the Roman Baths back in 2012

This will be the third such festival in an event that began in 2010 and was repeated two years later.

It’s been organised by Anthony Head who is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Technologies Design at Bath Spa University.

In addition to teaching, Anthony is a practicing artist and interactive designer.

I asked him to explain what Illumination Bath 2015 was all about.

 

 

 

Below is a link to a Vimeo recording made of some of the hi-lights of the Illuminate Bath 2012 show.