24th October 2017
Flint wins communications brief for Artichoke Trust’s Lumiere Durham and London

After delivering a successful campaign together in 2016 for London’s Burning, marking the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, leading arts charity, Artichoke Trust, have appointed cultural communications specialists Flint to deliver a communications brief to support two forthcoming projects: the fifth edition of Lumiere in Durham and the second edition of Lumiere in London, commissioned by the Mayor of London.

Lumiere was created by Artichoke in Durham in 2009, and has taken place biennially in Durham since then, with a one-off festival in Derry~Londonderry for the first UK City of Culture celebrations in 2013, and the first Lumiere London festival, supported by the Mayor of London, in January 2016. Lumiere is the UK’s largest light festival and has gained a significant international profile, a reputation that was reinforced by Lumiere London.

The festivals feature internationally-renowned artists from all over the world and give a platform to work which would otherwise not be seen in the UK. They are distinguished by their high production values, breadth of ambition and artistic integrity, the trademarks of all Artichoke projects.

16th – 19th November 2017 will see the fifth edition of Lumiere Durham return to the city commissioned by Durham County Council, with further support from Arts Council England and a new major partnership with Durham University. After a hugely successful first edition which saw more than a million people enjoying the festival, Lumiere London will take place from 18th – 21st January 2018. Commissioned by the Mayor of London, Lumiere London is returning with major support from King’s Cross and the West End Partnership.

Anna Vinegrad, Director of Communications for Artichoke Trust said, “We are looking forward to working again with Flint on the promotion of the upcoming Lumiere festivals in Durham and London. Lumiere is more than a light festival, it is an outdoor art exhibition that unpacks and reveals the city, transforming existing landmarks through new eyes via the work of contemporary international artists. Open to all, these new iterations of the festival will enable hundreds of thousands of people to take to the streets in a joyous adventure of collective wonder.”

Emma Collins, Account Manager at Flint PR said, “Having worked closely with the fantastic Artichoke team on London’s Burning in 2016, we are immensely excited to be working once again to assist Artichoke and deliver what will be a completely new and much expanded programme for the UK’s largest lights festival. Lumiere is a great initiative which brings new perspectives to much-loved landmarks, with this season’s extended footprint expanding the reach of the festival in both Durham and London.”


Image Credits: Courtesy of Artichoke Trust