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Lumiere Durham 2017 Conference: Free Tickets

(6 October 2017)

A one-day conference will take place during the Lumière light festival on Friday, 17 November, at Durham’s Gala Theatre, when Lumière organisers Artichoke will invite people to join them to explore and question Who are we and where are we headed? Tickets are on sale, but the University has received a small number of free tickets to give away. These will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Please email to request a free place.


The University has been given a number of free tickets for the Lumiere Conference on Friday, 17 November, during which the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stuart Corbridge, will speak as part of a line-up of visionary and renowned speakers. From fields spanning experimental physics to architecture and education to theatre, they will share their experiences, expertise and opinions on ideas about our changing world. Other speakers will include Tony Heaton OBE, Founder of NDACA (National Disability Arts Collection and Archive) and Chief Executive of Shape, a disability led arts organisation working to provide opportunities and support for disabled artists; Judith Knight MBE, Founder and co-director, Artsadmin, an organisation which supports and produces the work of contemporary artists and companies working across all artistic disciplines; and The Very Reverend Andrew Tremlett, Dean of Durham.

The conference will be hosted by Artichoke in association with Durham County Council and supported by the European Commission. Who are we and where are we headed? builds on the success of Light, Art, the Universe and Everything in 2015 and the Art Means Business conference in 2013, both of which set the bar for a rich and vibrant conversation between experts and pioneers from the arts and urban planning, government, tourism and big business.

The University has a number of free tickets to attend this year’s conference, and these will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, so, to secure your place, please email before Friday, 20 October to request a free place. 

Alternatively, tickets are priced at £35, and can be bought via this link