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20/09/2021

Son et Lumiere to Light up the Borough

Son et lumière (sound and light) shows will light up our Town Centres with a series of spectacular shows taking place across the Borough.

Son et lumière (sound and light) shows will light up our Town Centres with a series of spectacular shows taking place across the Borough. Ballyclare Town Hall will host the first of the Son et Lumière shows on Friday 24 September at 10pm, the other shows will take place in Randalstown at the Railway Viaduct, on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 October at 10pm, Crumlin Presbyterian Church on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 November at 7pm, Lilian Bland Park, Glengormley on Saturday 20 November at 7pm and The Old Courthouse Antrim on Friday 26 November at 7pm.

 All shows will have a mixture of historical and abstract projection work and this will be the first time a programme of different Son et Lumière shows has been shown in Northern Ireland.

The first Son et Lumiere shows were developed in France in 1952 at the magnificent Chambord chateau in the Loire valley and are now created every year all over the world. A form of night-time entertainment where special lighting effects are projected onto the front of a building or ruin accompanied by music to dramatise the history of the place.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey Councillor Billy Webb said

“I am delighted that the Council have commissioned the Ulster Theatre Company to create and produce Son et Lumiere shows for our Borough. I would encourage you to come out and see this magnificent lighting spectacle in your local town centre”

These shows are supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the National Lottery Fund.

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