ROADS in the centre will be closed for three nights for Light Night Worcester.

Light Night Worcester will draw many people into the city centre to see large-scale projection-based artwork opening on Tuesday, October 19.

For three nights, international and award-winning artists and organisations will transform city centre buildings with their light projections created specifically for the three-night event.

But to make way for the event several city centre roads will have to close for the three evenings.

The following roads will be closed to traffic between 5.30pm and 10.30pm from the Tuesday until Thursday, October 21:

Bank Street

Charles Street (Between its junction with A38 City Walls Road and Friar Street/New Street/Pump Street)

Church Street

Copenhagen Street (Between its junction with High Street and the rear access to/from the Guildhall)


Friar Street (Between its junctions with Union Street and Charles Street/New Street/Pump Street)

High Street

Mealcheapen Street

New Street

Pump Street

The Shambles

There will be no temporary traffic signals or stop/go boards on Deansway or any other roads for the event.

Light Night Worcester will feature four high profile artists who have been commissioned by the Arches Festivals to create brand-new large-scale projection-based artwork for 2021.

David Edmunds, festivals director, Severn Arts said: “Creating moments for people to experience something new is central to the festivals programme.

“Each of our selected artists/organisations is world-class and will be producing fantastic work that has never been seen before, that’s exciting!”

Lilliput by imitating the dog provides a platform for young voices to re-imagine the city through their hopes and dreams.

Ring the Changes by Illuminos blends the historical and rich heritage of bellringing and guilds with modern technology in new and unexpected ways.

Re-Wild by Limbic Cinema looks at our relationship with nature and how we can help it to thrive, whilst Remember the Future by Mark Murphy remixes vintage images of future visions to create a series of large-scale collage compositions.

This year, the festival will branch out from the city centre with Lullaby, where at dusk, a parade of bikes decorated with lights will be bringing a new surround sound composition, created by school children with composer Andy Taylor, to Ronkswood, Dines Green and Warndon during the festival.

The event is free and more information is available from