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.
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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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
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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...
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...read more
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on 12 November...
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 email@example.com by 5pm on 12 November...read more
The launch of the new projection at the Almonry Museum was attended by a small number of Wychavon and Evesham Town Councillors, Illuminos the video projection artists who designed the work and representatives who have supported the development of the project. Sue...read more
We held an exhibition at Evesham library over the month of November 2018. The content was 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...read more
Children's animation project. Tom Cross ran 2 x 1.5hr sessions in Evesham at Garage Arts, which was a brief and a fun introduction to how to make an animation. The children drew what they loved about Evesham and were shown how you can make their drawings come alive....read more
Lots of people immersed themselves in the 'Hut of Silence' a contemporary sound and film installation based on the untold stories of WW1 and other wars at All Saints Church, Evesham from 18th October to 15th December 2018. The installation was designed by Creative...read more
On Saturday 15 December we launched the new permanent lights to the Bell Tower from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. After some speeches from Chairman Tony Rowley and Reverend Andrew Spurr people saw all the colours that we can have on the Bell Tower now- green, red, blue, white,...read more
We ran drop in arts and crafts workshops at The Battle of Evesham in the summer using ideas from the Evesham coat of Arms and those of the leading families involved in The Battle of Evesham. People made their own family coat of arms. We were also at The Valley and The...read more
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