Lightopia will explore the senses with unique interactive and immersive lights, lanterns, installations and an incredible water-screen projection.
Taking place at Heaton Park (Manchester’s largest historic park and Europe’s largest municipal park) Lightopia is a new immersive and visually-dramatic lantern and light festival, that promises to fuse beautiful art installations with human experience.
The very first of its kind in the UK and Europe, Lightopia will explore the senses with unique interactive and immersive lights, lanterns, installations and an incredible water-screen projection, destined to create unforgettable memories and provide alternative family fun throughout the festival season.
The festivities will be made up of six key interactive installations. Each installation is universally communicable, all united with the theme of harmony. As guests travel through the festival, they will be fully immersed into the Lightopia narrative, exploring nature and human experiences through each design, transporting event goers into a spiritual society through careful artistic intervention.
The installations throughout include, The Love Gate, Tree of Life, Elysian Field, Flower Hand, The Flower Road, Happy Valleyand many more, symbolising various experiences throughout life and humanity. An iconic Manchester Light Bees installation will symbolise community, brightness and personal power, representing the amazing sense of unity and solidarity within Manchester. Guests can follow the bee to discover further destinations.
Lightopia will be open to the public until December 31. The ticketed event will also include live entertainment, such as acrobatic performances, local musicians and family rides available to enjoy every night. There will also be a host of food and refreshment options available for all taste-buds to enjoy.
Guests will be led on a breath-taking journey of discovery through the park, guided by beautiful light trails. Educational elements shine through, as visitors can explore the values behind spirituality, inclusivity, togetherness and the importance of positive energy, through each installation.
Also published on Medium.