LUCI Annual General Meeting
Durham- Programme

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All times listed are in GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)

Monday 13 November 2017

15:00 – 19:00: Executive Committee meeting (LUCI EC members only)

📍Studio Room, Gala Theatre

19:00 – 21:30: Welcome Reception & Dinner   

📍Chapter House & Undercroft Restaurant, Durham Cathedral

21:30 – 23:00: Night-time walking tour of Durham
The Durham Cathedral and Castle World Heritage Site is one of the United Kingdom’s most iconic cityscapes. Find out about the history and heritage of this dramatic northern city and how it has been illuminated to create one of the most famous views in the north of England.

Programme cover AGM Durham 2017

Monday 13 November 2017

📍Main Auditorium, Gala Theatre

09:00 – 09:15: Opening of the LUCI Annual General Meeting 2017

09:15 – 11:30:

How is Durham regenerating its communities and what role does light play in defining a new image for the area? Durham faces many economic challenges and is using a holistic vision of light to integrate its place branding. Bringing together the area’s festivals, heritage sites, astronomy, education and industry, the “This is Durham, place of light” concept creates a new approach to raise and enhance the city’s profile nationally and internationally.

  • Economic regeneration in Durham by Councillor Simon Henig CBE
  • Light: inspiring our here and now, and illuminating our future by 
    Michelle Gorman
  • Developing the County Durham economy: technology, innovation and light by Sarah Slaven
  • Q&A session

11:00 – 12:30: International Panel Discussion: “Leading Lights: Using Light for City Attractiveness”
Lighting has become a powerful public policy tool for cities aiming to attract tourists as well as foster the quality of life for their inhabitants. How have cities used urban lighting to make their mark at national or international levels? How can light events, storytelling through light and illuminated heritage sites boost the image of the city? How can light favour night time interactions and ultimately quality of life as a driver for attractiveness?

12:30 – 14:00: Lunch

14:00 – 19:30: Open Conference Sessions
From master planning to festivals, and smart lighting to innovative technologies, all topics related to outdoor lighting will be addressed in the Open Conference Sessions.  This is the opportunity for all participants to discuss and exchange viewpoints on urban lighting trends with cities from around the world!

19:30 – 20:30: Newcastle & Gateshead Quayside Site Visit
This waterfront location at the heart of Newcastle and Gateshead has been regenerated as a thriving centre for art, music, commerce and tourism. See how the Quayside’s iconic bridges and buildings are illuminated and hear how the area is used to stage major festivals and events of national significance.

20:30: BBQ Dinner

📍BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

Wednesday 15 November 2017

📍Main Auditorium, Gala Theatre

09:30 – 11:30: Conference Session: Sustainable Urban Lighting in Durham

How is Durham developing a sustainable approach to lighting and making strides in its carbon reduction programme?  With city and public spending under pressure, retro-fitting lighting networks and removing lighting where it is not required are helping Durham to implement a more affordable and sustainable approach to street lighting.

11:30 – 12:30: International Panel Discussion: “Intelligent Urban Lighting Strategies: from IoT to QoL”
Many cities across the world are developing new intelligent urban lighting systems. How can these systems best respond to the needs of cities and enable advanced public services? How can they contribute to build sustainable and smart societies? How can intelligent urban lighting strategies harness the Internet of Things to improve Quality of Life for citizens?

12:30 – 14:00: Lunch

14:00 – 18:15: LUCI General Assembly

This is the opportunity for LUCI members  to learn about the network’s ongoing and future activities. Upcoming events, projects and new perspectives will be presented.

18:15 – 20:00: Lumiere Festival Preview Walking Tour
A sneak peek at some of the Lumiere Festival Installations, during final testing on a walking tour of the city.

20:00 – 22:00:Gala Dinner: Celebrating LUCI 15th Anniversary
📍 Durham County Cricket Club, Emirates Riverside, Chester-le-Street

Created in 2002, the LUCI network is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. Bringing together some of the cities and people that have marked the network’s development over the past years, this special evening and gala dinner will look back on 15 exceptional years of international exchange on urban lighting — and look ahead at the new vision for LUCI for the next 15 years to come.

Thursday 16 November 2017

9:45 – 11:00: Lumiere Installation: Turning Art into Life
📍St Oswald’s Church, Durham City

A visit to St Oswald’s Church, a Lumiere venue, to hear how the creatives and technicians at Artichoke work with artists to turn their visions into life (and light).

11:00 – 13:00:  Workshop: Future Urban Life in City = Lighting Strategy Now
📍Thorn Academy of Light, Spennymoor

An interactive hands-on workshop exploring the theme of people and their future use of the city, with its urban appeal during hours of darkness becoming key factors to its future success and sustainability. Using the city of Durham as an example, participants will imagine the need of a particular demographic during their daily life and link that to urban lighting. How will the immediate lighting strategy and investment impact future lives under city lights?

13:00: Lunch

Thursday 16 November 2017 

Optional programme

15:30    Traditional English Afternoon Tea
Crook Hall & Gardens, Durham City
Enjoy the English tradition of afternoon cream tea in Crook Hall, a 13th century Medieval hall set in idyllic gardens. Hear about the history of the hall, explore the gardens and maze, or stay inside and warm your toes in front of the log fire.

 

18:30    Lumiere Opening Night Reception
Durham Town Hall
Returning to Durham for the fifth time, Lumiere brings artists from around the world to illuminate the city in delightful and unexpected ways, with a series of light installations to explore. In 2015, 200 000 people came to Lumiere Durham to experience a spectacular programme of light installations. Produced by leading arts charity Artichoke and commissioned by Durham County Council, Lumiere is the UK’s largest light festival and this year brings 28 artworks to the city.

19:30    Free time to explore the Lumiere Festival

 

20:30    Buffet Supper
St Chad’s College, Durham University
Take a break from your adventure and call into St Chad’s, one of Durham University’s oldest colleges, to join us for a bite to eat before resuming your exploration.

14:00 – 18:15: LUCI General Assembly

This is the opportunity for LUCI members  to learn about the network’s ongoing and future activities. Upcoming events, projects and new perspectives will be presented.

18:15 – 20:00: Lumiere Festival Preview Walking Tour
A sneak peek at some of the Lumiere Festival Installations, during final testing on a walking tour of the city.

20:00 – 22:00:Gala Dinner: Celebrating LUCI 15th Anniversary
📍 Durham County Cricket Club, Emirates Riverside, Chester-le-Street

Created in 2002, the LUCI network is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. Bringing together some of the cities and people that have marked the network’s development over the past years, this special evening and gala dinner will look back on 15 exceptional years of international exchange on urban lighting — and look ahead at the new vision for LUCI for the next 15 years to come.

Thursday 16 November 2017

9:45 – 11:00: Lumiere Installation: Turning Art into Life
📍St Oswald’s Church, Durham City

A visit to St Oswald’s Church, a Lumiere venue, to hear how the creatives and technicians at Artichoke work with artists to turn their visions into life (and light).

11:00 – 13:00:  Workshop: Future Urban Life in City = Lighting Strategy Now
📍Thorn Academy of Light, Spennymoor

An interactive hands-on workshop exploring the theme of people and their future use of the city, with its urban appeal during hours of darkness becoming key factors to its future success and sustainability. Using the city of Durham as an example, participants will imagine the need of a particular demographic during their daily life and link that to urban lighting. How will the immediate lighting strategy and investment impact future lives under city lights?

13:00: Lunch