A rather odd set of pictures from a odd evening on the 9th June. “Illuminate” was part of Durham University’s celebrations of its 175th year.

Prince Bishops parking

No, not part of the festival. A picture of the parking garage beneath the “Prince Bishops shopping centre” [54 46 37 N, 1 34 24 W]- an oddly industrial look for the centre of an historic city.

Volants 1 Volants 2

The climax of the festival; a performance on the old racecourse grounds [54 46 31 N, 1 33 57 W] involving giant inflatables, lights and loud music. Yes, the company was French (les Plasticiens Volants) and yes it was completely incomprehensible…


A hit and mostly miss attempt to capture the fireworks display afterwards on camera.