Thousands descended on Crewe for the eagerly-anticipated 2019 return of Lumen, Crewe’s Night of Lights.

It proved a night to remember for families from South Cheshire and beyond who flocked to the town centre to see the jaw-dropping acrobatics of the Heliosphere, have fun on the Wave-Field digital see-saws and take part in the beautiful lantern procession which was led through the town by samba percussion squad Rhythms of the City.

Other light-art on display included the interactive led installation Colour Motion by artist Chris Plant and giant inflatable lights from the ever-popular Space Cadets.

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A fantastic atmosphere was created with stages from local station This is the Cat Radio, a colourful funfair, winter food and craft market and for the switch-on moment, a firework display by Blitz.

After the big event, the large-scale bespoke light projection on the Municipal Buildings was shown every night until 27 Dec, commissioned from projection experts Double Take, and soundtrack from composer Barnaby Smith.

Lumen was hailed another huge success by organisers Crewe Town Council as it works to rebrand the town as a great place to visit where a warm-hearted welcome awaits visiting families.

Mayor of Crewe, Cllr Benn Minshall said: “I am proud to see Crewe host such a huge scale event – which is only in its second year – and it was quite the night to remember. Lumen is a major month-long investment by Crewe Town Council to attract local residents and visitors; as well as supporting businesses and our local economy.”

“I would like to thank all those who made it such a truly special event – our main sponsors, Apollo Buckingham Health Science Campus and our Crewe Town Council Team – but most of all the artists, performers and people who attended.”

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Children at Lumen in Crewe
There was such a lovely atmosphere with so many young families chatting to one another and remarking on the pram.


Local Mum who decorated her baby’s pram with fairy lights for the night
See-saws at Lumen in Crewe
We have a lights switch on in Stoke, but nothing like Lumen. I’ve heard a lot about the demise of Crewe, but it’s people that make a town, not shops.


Local Mum who decorated her baby’s pram with fairy lights for the night
Lumen in Crewe
We ended up dancing on the Cat Radio stage. The town was buzzing – not a night we will forget!


Local Mum and nail bar worker from Nantwich

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