Leicester Set to Sparkle this Christmas with Emergence

Leicester Set to Sparkle this Christmas with Emergence

Leicester’s Christmas festivities are set to sparkle even brighter as immersive artwork Emergence makes its debut between 13-23 December.

This mesmerising audiovisual spectacle will be located at The Circle, bottom of New Walk, and will be open from midday to 10pm, with illumination from 4pm onwards. 

Created by globally acclaimed artists, This is Loop, whose artwork Pulse was hugely popular at the Light Up Leicester festival in 2022, Emergence invites viewers to explore the interplay of light and sound in a contemplative and immersive experience.

The sculpture, spanning three by ten meters, features over 10,000 LED lights intricately arranged within mirrored tunnel alcoves, creating a captivating visual display. 

As part of Leicester’s Christmas offering, Emergence joins Leicester City Council’s festive events, including the Ice Rink, Wheel of Light, and Fun Fair, and is intended to enrich the city’s seasonal attractions further. 

By day, Emergence mirrors its surroundings, reflecting the sky, buildings, and its audience in a multifaceted manner. As daylight fades, a choreographed light show synchronized with an original soundscape by the renowned NYX electronic drone choir brings Emergence to life, further enhancing the immersive experience. 

This is Loop is a collaboration between artists Harriet Lumby and Alan Hayes, celebrated for their large-scale experiential installations that merge reflections, technology, science, and art. Their works are characterized by a unique architectural style that invites audiences into immersive audiovisual experiences.

Collaborating with sound artists and musicians, they explore intricate ideas and concepts, fostering a profound connection between viewers and their creations. Their portfolio features extensive site-specific installations showcased across the UK and internationally. 

The installation, free and accessible to all, aims to emphasise the significance of light and well-being during the winter months. The project strives to provide free access to culture, serving as a source of inspiration during the festive season. 

For more information, please visit bidleicester.co.uk

You May Also Like