What is Enlighten?

Enlighten is Evesham’s Creative Lighting Trail. Phase 1 will include lighting The Bell Tower, The War Memorial and projecting on the Almonry in Evesham.

We hope to launch these in November 2018. Phase 2, pending funding, will include lighting and projecting on to All Saints Church and St Lawrence’s church. The hope is later we will be able to light Abbey gardens also, once it is redeveloped. This creates a trail of lights from the river to the Almonry linking the park to the town.

Permanently Different

The lighting and projection will be permanent with high tech modern led lights, but they will also be flexible to change the colours of the lights to whatever suits the occasion, such as green for the Asparagus festival or purple for the Plum festival etc.

The projection equally will be flexible so different projections can be done at a later stage. We hope that the projections reflect the rich and interesting heritage of Evesham and the surrounding area, which will highlight different aspects of its history.

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The beginning of a conversation.

A temporary lighting of the War Memorial in Evesham happened in August 2014 in alignment with the Lights Out national campaign to commemorate 100 years since the start of World War One.

It was a very moving event and it started a conversation in the town about lighting significant heritage buildings in Evesham.

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Our projects

Embarking on a series of projects around Evesham to reflect the rich and interesting heritage of Evesham and the surrounding area.

To make this happen so far Wychavon District Council has been awarded funds from Planning contributions, Evesham Town Council and Worcestershire County Council. Further funding will be sourced for phase 2.

Phase 1 will include lighting The Bell Tower, The War Memorial and projecting on the Almonry in Evesham. We hope to launch these in November 2018.

Evesham in partnership

To develop the project Wychavon District Council has been working in partnership with a number of partners such as Evesham Town Council, All Saints Church and The Almonry museum amongst others.

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The project is all aligned to the Evesham Town plan which identified an ambition to: “Provide a high quality visitor experience centred on the Abbey Site, create new connections between the parks and town centre, enhance the town’s built heritage, reveal and promote the town’s history and heritage, improve lighting to public areas, encourage families to visit the town in the evenings, improve and raise the profile of the Almonry Museum, improve the look of historic buildings in our conservation areas and improve the quality of the public realm.”

Latest News Updates

Stay up to date with what’s happening with Enlighten Evesham.

Evesham Library Exhibition

Come and see the results of the community engagement work that has been happening in Evesham with young and old. From painting, to knitting, to collage and creative writing local people have been busy sharing their knowledge about Evesham's history and discovering new...

Evesham Library Exhibition

Come and see the results of the community engagement work that has been happening in Evesham with young and old. From painting, to knitting, to collage and creative writing local people have been busy sharing their knowledge about Evesham's history and discovering new...

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War memorial lights

Lights Up! We had great fun experimenting with the war memorial lights in the summer. Maynards and Ridge are busy installing them right now! Looking forward to the seeing the real thing on Sunday 11 November from 6pm at the bandstand in Abbey Park Evesham! Bring your...

War memorial lights

Lights Up! We had great fun experimenting with the war memorial lights in the summer. Maynards and Ridge are busy installing them right now! Looking forward to the seeing the real thing on Sunday 11 November from 6pm at the bandstand in Abbey Park Evesham! Bring your...

read more

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