Light fantastic as Leeds comes alive

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THE Civic Hall in Leeds city centre has been lit up by a giant outdoor projection part of tonight’s Light Night extravaganza.

The artwork, entitled ‘Momentous’, is by international artist group Illuminos, who have transformed the Civic Hall into a giant traditional clock, in a celebration of renowned Leeds clockmaker William Potts.

The Civic Hall in Leeds city centre is lit up by a giant outdoor projection entitled 'Momentous' by international artist group Illuminos

The Civic Hall in Leeds city centre is lit up by a giant outdoor projection entitled 'Momentous' by international artist group Illuminos

On the quarter-hour chime the building bursts into life as hundreds of Leeds people appear as clockwork figures upon the structure.

This year’s event sees more than 30 venues in the city centre hosting a range of arts events from 5pm until late. They include street theatre and music performances taking place in Boar Lane, Victoria Gardens, The Headrow and Briggate.

Leeds Council’s executive member for leisure and skills, Coun Lucinda Yeadon, said: “There really is something for people of all ages to enjoy, with the centrepiece event being the spectacular transformation of Leeds Civic Hall into a giant traditional clock. I would recommend to anyone wishing to take part in Light Night to look at the programme beforehand and plan their route around the city centre.”

The light installation at Leeds Civic Hall will run from 7.30pm to 10.30pm tonight. It also took place last night and will be repeated on Saturday evening.