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See Cambridge in a new light at next e-Luminate Festival

By Gemma Gardner

e-Luminate Festival
e-Luminate Festival

The city's iconic buildings and public spaces will be seen in a new light at the next e-Luminate Cambridge Festival.

e-Luminate Festival
e-Luminate Festival

This year’s theme is ‘Play of Light’, which aims to enhance the festival’s uniquely interactive, fun and playful nature.

Festival Director, Alessandra Caggiano, said: “I am particularly excited about the theme as it allows us to shine a light on to two very important aspects of Cambridge which we had not yet fully engaged with in previous editions, gaming and sports. Be prepared to have some serious fun at next year’s e-Luminate Cambridge Festival.”

e-Luminate Cambridge is a contemporary arts festival which gives residents and visitors the opportunity to discover the richness and diversity of the city’s iconic buildings and public spaces.

The festival will again be taking place in venues across the city, and will include for the first time an innovative conference in the Corn Exchange and Guildhalls. The festival will run from February 10-15, next year.

e-Luminate Festival
e-Luminate Festival

Ms Caggiano is curating the 2017 festival with Pat Kane, a writer, curator and researcher.

Since he published The Play Ethic in 2004, much of Kane’s work has focused on the themes of play, creativity and innovation, including his role as founding creator of Nesta’s FutureFest event and curation of its PLAY strand.

The combination of their experience promises to make this year’s instalment particularly imaginative, memorable and stimulating.

e-Luminate Cambridge acts as a platform, facilitating and delivering exciting new ideas by working with a range of different partners and supporters at the crossing of art and technology.

An integral part of the ability to do this is the involvement and financial support from local businesses with shared values.

For 2017, organisers are hoping to build on and forge new relationships with sponsors and partners who support the programme with equipment, speakers and funding in exchange for a unique opportunity to literally shine a light on their brand.

Opportunities exist to support the Festival either in broad terms or for specific installations or events, and the team are keen to explore new ideas around the theme ‘Play of Light’.

To offer your support, visit cambridgelivetrust.co.uk/e-luminate/support.


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