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Little Light Nights

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LITTLE Light Nights will light up dark corners of east London with interactive light installations, performances, and music for a beautiful night of adventure, fun and storytelling to inspire and celebrate.

The festival presents an ambitious programme bringing together innovative live artwork. It is completely free and open to all.

On Saturday, November 21, 2015 (6-10pm), The Brick Box will be bringing Little Light Nights to Bow Creek Ecology Park in east London as part of this two-month festival of light from exciting national and local artists.

The Brick Box will return on Saturday, November 28 (6-11pm) to work their magic on the A13 underpass in Canning Town, the last of this year’s Little Light Nights events, which are part of the UNESCO International Year of Light.

The programme includes interactive moving-image, performances, puppetry, installation and choreography designed to entertain and illuminate. The team of artists collaborating to create the unique events include Chemaine Cooke, James Islip, Fabric Lenny, Jean Mcwean, Output Arts, Lou Sumray and Samuel Wyer.

Little Light Nights is the evolution of Light Night Canning Town and The Electric Fireside. As well as a fantastic opportunity to take part in a live art exhibition, the project is about providing a positive environment in which to dwell after dark. People will literally be able to put themselves in the picture and become part of an ever-changing co-created mural of light, shadows and colour across urban panoramas.

This Arts Council England funded project is a national festival of light, bringing together communities in Bradford and London, generating opportunities for cultural exchange and artistic development between the two cities while exploring how to create a more intimate and interactive experience with light.

Eleanor Barrett, Artistic Director of The Brick Box, said: ‘We are delighted to be bringing Little Lights to east London. We are inviting people from near and far to come together to celebrate two of the city’s assets and to experience east London in a new light.’

Little Light Nights is produced and delivered by The Brick Box CIC, an arts organisation and social enterprise based in London and Bradford, working nationally and internationally.

It empowers people to take part in arts and cultural activity in under used spaces. It believes in the power of creative expression to transform people’s lives and environments. From shopping centre loading bays to motorway underpasses, goods lifts to double decker buses, underground tunnels to disused docks, it finds inspiration in some very unlikely spots and thrives on filling in-between and often overlooked spaces with a large sprinkling of art, love and magic.

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