As founder of Studio 24 I’ve been a long-time supporter of the arts. The e-Luminate festival is a really interesting intersection between the arts, science and playfulness. I’ve attended most years in the past and love the interactive light displays that delight and entertain. This year the festival has many events including gaming, a conference, wine tasting, a photo walk and more. It’s also a great excuse for wandering the streets of Cambridge to discover areas you may be less familiar with.
For example, the David Attenborough building in the New Museums site has the Cambridge Whale installation. This is the site of the much-loved Museum of Zoology which has been closed for refurbishment these past few years.
On more famous buildings in Cambridge, Senate house is always spectacular and has a science theme this year, Shire Hall at the top of Castle Hill is lit up in rainbow colours to mark LGBT History Month.
The e-Luminate festival has been established since 2013 and has grown into an essential and popular part of the Cambridge calendar. We’ve been working with Cambridge Live Trust since their foundation and recently helped incorporate e-Luminate within the Cambridge Live website. We work with a number of charities and are proud to sponsor e-Luminate.
The festival launches tonight, 6:30pm, in market square (find event info here), and runs until Wednesday 15th Feb. The switch-on tonight is free to all, so come along, see some amazing sights and enjoy Cambridge at night!
Find out more about the events, view a map of all the events, and keep up with e-Luminate updates on Twitter.
You can also find out about our work with other charities on our previous projects pages.