What is Enlighten?

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

The remaining phases, pending funding, will include lighting All Saints Church, the Cloister Arch of the Abbey Gardens and St Lawrence’s Church. This creates a trail of lights from the river to the Almonry linking the park to the town.

Permanently Different

The lighting and projection are designed to be permanent with high tech modern led lights. They are also flexible and the lights can change colour to suit the occasion. 

The projection is equally flexible so different projections can be showcased in the future. We hope that the projection reflects the rich and interesting heritage of Evesham and the surrounding area and highlights 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 is being 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.

The Bell Tower ‘Purple4Polio’

On Saturday 24 October 2020 Evesham Bell Tower was lit purple to mark World Polio Day. The campaign in the UK is known as 'Purple4Polio' because purple is the colour used on children's fingers to show they have been vaccinated. This has been supported by the Rotary...

The Bell Tower ‘Purple4Polio’

On Saturday 24 October 2020 Evesham Bell Tower was lit purple to mark World Polio Day. The campaign in the UK is known as 'Purple4Polio' because purple is the colour used on children's fingers to show they have been vaccinated. This has been supported by the Rotary...

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Commissioning a new projection for the Almonry Museum

We are now looking to commission a digital artist to design and install a new projection at the Almonry Museum. Please download the Creative Brief and submit your Application Form to caroline.tredwell@wychavon.gov.uk by 5pm on 12 November...

Commissioning a new projection for the Almonry Museum

We are now looking to commission a digital artist to design and install a new projection at the Almonry Museum. Please download the Creative Brief and submit your Application Form to caroline.tredwell@wychavon.gov.uk by 5pm on 12 November...

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