Lumen Festival of Lights

Lumen will be back February 2023! Save the dates - Friday 17th and Saturday 18th February

We will release more details nearer the time, but expect more light-tastic illuminations and performances!


What happened in 2021?

In 2021, Crewe Town Council presented ‘Lumen Lite’: a scaled-down, self-guided illuminated trail around Crewe Town Centre over 16 evenings.

We joined forces with the team behind Blackpool Illuminations to develop a family-focused illuminated arts trail around Crewe Town Centre from 26th November – Sunday 12th December 2021.

Visitors met Moon Folk, discovered giant astronauts, and stumbled across a TARDIS too - and despite some challenging weather conditions, Crewe showcased several dazzling light artworks.

View the foldable Lumen Lite 2021 trail map and guide here.
View the digital view trail map and guide here.

Feedback from the event was collected from visitors and we received 115 responses to our online survey. Thank you to those who took the time to give their feedback, we will use the responses to feed into our future events planning!

Here are some of the comments we received directly:

"It’s really great. Really enjoyed all the installations around the town!! Thanks so much!"

"We went tonight and despite the chilly air it was well worth the visit. Chorus is a sensory overload. Christchurch was simply stunning illuminated internally and as a lifelong fan of Blackpool illuminations it was great to see the Spaceman and Tardis up close in Crewe!"

"It was nippy but lovely, especially interspersed with the traditional Christmas lights. Christ Church looks so lovely and our daughter enjoyed the moon folk story."

"It's good to see an effort to add something of interest to the town but I think it needs a lot more if it's going to be a serious attraction."

Here are the key findings from the Lumen Lite 2021 evaluation:

Lumen Evaluation key headlines infographic

Tardis by Memorial Square credit Peter Robinson
Photo credit: Peter Robinson
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