Longbridge Light Festival 2016, The Shadow Factory / by Claire Farrell

Longbridge Light Festival 2016, The Shadow Factory

Thanks to everyone who came, supported and participated at Longbridge Light Festival 2016! The festival received record visitor figures with 6,000 people attending the one night event! 

The theme of the festival was the “Shadow Factory”, a historical reference to the nationwide Shadow Scheme developed to aid production for the Second World War. The Longbridge Car Factory was said to have been painted to resemble terraced houses and streetscapes from the air by local artists, and the scheme was led by Lord Austin, founder of the Austin Motor Company.
 
Birmingham and internationally based artists presented a dramatic series of spectacular light and art installations across the town centre, alongside family workshops, live music, pop-up art and theatre performances. A ‘festival ‘night-market’ was also delivered for the first time, presenting a host of market stalls and award-winning street food, which proved a big hit with visitors.

We hope you enjoyed the festival and would love to hear your feedback from this years event, please do fill out a quick questionnaire here and have the chance to win a £50 Marks and Spencer Voucher!