Enlighten is a trail of lighting and projection projects around Evesham to reflect and highlight the rich and interesting heritage of Evesham and the surrounding area.
Phase 1 included lighting The Bell Tower, The War Memorial and projecting on the Almonry in Evesham.
The remaining phases will include lighting a All Saints Church, St Lawrence’s Church and the archway to the Abbey Gardens alongside a series of creative opportunities to get involved with.
The Almonry Projection
We ran an extensive engagement programme for this project which included creating a short animation with The De Montfort School, drop in arts workshops at festivals such as The River festival and The Battle of Evesham and an art exhibition at Evesham Library amongst other things. The creative ideas and images produced have contributed to the ideas for the final design for the projection on the Almonry Museum. The launch date for the Almonry projection was Saturday 12 October 2019. This included free drop-in make a light workshops.
The projection will run for a year and then new projections can be created using the template.
For more information about the images projected on to the Almonry Museum click here Evesham Almonry projection images
The War Memorial Lights
Maynards were awarded the contract for this project. The contract was a partnership with 3 companies. Maynards did the lighting installation, Ridge did the lighting design and Architainment did the programming of the lights. There are 7 lights on the grass area in the semi-circle pointing in front of the memorial with colour as well as white lights.
Maynards, Ridge and Architainment have also recently finished a lighting project at Alexandra Palace on the old mast, very impressive
The launch event was Sunday 11th November 2018 from 6pm where a moving service was held by reverend Andrew Spurr and singing and poetry by Deborah Rose, Martin Riley and children from St Mary’s Primary School, Broadway.
The Bell Tower Lights
NoiseBoys Technologies were contracted to update the permanent lights to The Bell Tower. There has been a wish to light the fourth wall as well which is now being lit from the shopping centre.
Noiseboys have re-newed the lighting poles and brought them closer to the building. The lights have also been updated to LED lights. All of this has created a more interesting affect and some shadowing as well as lighting the whole of the building. There is the ability now to have a variety of colours, purple, red, green, blue, white and pink. These can be used for special occasions such as the Asparagus Festival.
The launch of the lights was Saturday 15 December 2018 from 5.30pm-7.30pm. People dropped in to see the light show which was accompanied by carols. In front of the Bell Tower was a installation of lanterns made by 130 school children from St Mary’s Primary School, Evesham and Bengeworth Academy. Julia Snowdin designed the installation. Also, there was two shadow puppetry shows by the talented Drew Colby, make a lantern workshop with Julia Snowdin and a drawing workshop using uv pens and uv lights to see the work on a projection and drawing of the Bell Tower.
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
Image courtesy of SDNA