Aberdeen: SPECTRA Festival of Light

Yiannis Kranidiotis

13th – 16th February

Billed as a free and sustainable alternative to traditional Valentine’s Day celebrations, Aberdeen is again the setting for SPECTRA, Scotland’s Festival of Light. Eight city-centre sites will be illuminated 6:30pm – 10pm every evening by  illuminated inflatables and narrative projections, noisy interfaces and fusion dancing featuring work by artists from across Scotland, the UK and internationally, and Marischal Square will serve as a food hub.

Participating artists include Designs in Air, Heinrich and Palmer, Richard William Wheater, Seb Lee-Delisle, Mark Anderson, Yiannis Kranidiotis and Dodda Maggý, and their works will appear in Marischal College Quad, Broad Street, Upper Kirkgate, Schoolhill, St Nicholas Kirkyard, The Kirk of St Nicholas, and Aberdeen Art Gallery. The programme is enhanced by a conference on culture’s contribution to sustainability, and is the first of a series of festival events showcasing the city centre.

For more information, visit www.spectrafestival.co.uk

Image: Yiannis Kranidiotis – Cyma {Fos}, data-driven kinetic light and sound sculpture

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