Dorset Council and Weymouth Town Council will be holding a small celebratory event for the Weymouth Promenade Artistic Lighting Scheme.
Due to predicted adverse weather, the event will now be held in the Pavilion Piano Bar at Weymouth Pavilion.
The celebration will take place on Thursday 19 December at 6pm and will run for approx. 60 minutes and will provide an opportunity to hear from those who have worked on the project. There will also be information displayed detailing the different stages of the project for those who would like to more know more.
Open to the public, the celebration will take place on Thursday 19 December at 6pm along Weymouth Seafront opposite Alexandra Gardens. The event will run for approx. 60 minutes, and we welcome those (who can) to stay and view the different lighting cycles.
The celebratory event will provide an opportunity for you to see the lights up close and personal and hear from those who have worked on the project, the short interviews will be conducted over the Seafront PA system. There will also be information displayed detailing the different stages of the project for those who would like to more know more.
Come along and see the lights and hear about the cultural importance of the project. Designed to complement the existing laser lights, reduce lighting clutter and adhere to highway regulations, the lights comprise of 12 cycles. 10 are inspired by elements and activities of Weymouth and its community and two are ambient scenes that feature in between the 10 cycles. The event will close with the gifting of the lights from Dorset Council to Weymouth Town Council.
John Sellgren, Dorset Council Executive Director for Place Services, said: “We are very proud of the new lights, and would like to acknowledge all of those who have worked on the project, both internal (Weymouth Town Council, Dorset Council, and Dorset Coast Forum) and external (Tonkin Liu, Bounce Back Arts CIC, Weymouth BID, A.C Special Projects Ltd and Intratest Ltd).”
“We would also like to thank residents who were involved, from the consultation process through to completion. The project celebrates the elements and activities of Weymouth, and the new lights bring a new lease of life to the seafront”.
The Weymouth Promenade Artistic Lighting Scheme is part of Dorset Coastal Connections, a portfolio of 18 connected projects managed by the Dorset Coast Forum, which aim to improve physical, digital and emotional connections to the coast in Dorset, supporting and growing the local economy. The Dorset Coast Forum have engaged extensively with the Weymouth community to feed into the design brief which Bounce Back Arts, as local artistic lead, developed. Local stakeholder knowledge and community feedback have all been taken into account to help build the lighting design with designers Tonkin Liu. Dorset Coastal Connections is a partnership portfolio supported by the Coastal Communities Fund.
Please note refreshments will not be provided.