More installations added to Bristol Light Festival 2023

More installations added to Bristol Light Festival 2023

Posted on: 17 Jan 2023

The festival, which kicks off early next month, last week announced a further seven incredible installations to add to the already impressive roster.


Bristol Light Festival 2023 runs from Friday 3 until Sunday 12 February.


All set to be bigger and better than ever this year, the innovative multi-location festival’s first four installations ‘Ophelia’, ‘Halo’, ‘Swing Song’ and Morag Myerscough’s ‘Let Us Shine’ were announced back in December and seven more have now added.


Find out more about Bristol Light Festival here.



The newly announced installation ‘Scream the House Down’ from Marcus Lyall was created during lockdown. The large-scale work is activated by voices to illuminate a whole building according to the sound. Bristol Light Festival sees The Corn Exchange as the centrepiece for this impressive installation.


‘Beam’ by Bristol creatives PYTCH is a new artwork set to feature at Castle Park. It uses lasers and haze, creating an ever-changing light sculpture offering different viewing dimensions. Visitors will fully immerse themselves in the installation, becoming enveloped in the haze as well as the ambient music.


Amigo and Amigo’s ‘Trumpet Flowers’ features super-sized trumpet flowers between 2 and 6 metres making up an astonishing musical garden at Quakers Friars. These flowers will surprise and delight visitors with an astonishing floral symphony of sound and light inspired by vintage gramophones.

‘Sirens’ is a stunning holographic projection that will transform Bristol's harbourside into a mythical underwater world full of the wonders of the deep. Created to signify the impact of climate change, ‘Sirens’ displays how even mermaids could be affected by climate change.


Festivalgoers will also be able to enjoy returning installations from Overheard in Bristol. Iconic local phrases in Queen Square and Bristol Bus and Coach Station will provide the perfect selfie spot for any true Bristolian.


These new additions will supplement the already announced mirrored monoliths ‘Continuum’, family favourite ‘Swing Song’, interactive installation ‘Halo’, life-size hologram ‘Ophelia’ and ‘Let Us Shine’ - a bespoke work from internationally acclaimed artist Morag Myerscough.

Bristol Light Festival takes place from Friday 3 until Sunday 12 February. Find out more here.

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Stanley Gray

Stan is a born and bred Bristolian, recently graduated from studying English Literature in Sheffield. His passions are music and literature and he spends the majority of his time in venues all over the city, immersing himself in Bristol’s alternative music scene. A lifelong Bristol City fan, Stan’s Saturdays are spent watching his team both home and away.