Light the North - New Dates Announced

Charlie Langhorne Fiona Fernie11

Local cancer charity Clan Cancer Support, along with event partners Wild in Art, has launched new dates for art sculpture trail, Light the North. Previously scheduled to take place from September to November this year, plans were put on hold due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

The lighthouse trail will now take place from March to the end of May 2021 and will feature over fifty 2.5m tall lighthouses spread throughout the north-east and Northern Isles designed by artists across the UK and beyond. The ‘Light the North’ lighthouse trail will take people on a cultural tour of the north-east, Moray, Orkney and Shetland, letting them discover and engage with the region like never before.

Clan's Head of Income Generation and Business Development, Fiona Fernie, said: “We made the difficult decision to postpone Light the North in April to ensure the safety of artists, volunteers and the general public taking part in the trail. The lighthouse trail is such an interactive event, and we want people to get out and enjoy all that the north-east and Northern Isles have to offer helping to support the local communities in which Clan operates in.

“The last few months have been incredibly tough for everyone and especially for those coping with a cancer diagnosis. Clan has continued to be there for people affected by cancer having over 2,500 client contact sessions since the start of lockdown. That is why we are so excited to be reigniting our plans to not only raise money to support people affected by cancer but to produce the most significant and inspiring art sculpture trail the north-east and Northern Isles has ever seen.”

Event partners, Wild in Art, have been behind some of the most popular art sculpture trails across the world for over ten years. Following on from the success of the Wild Dolphin Trail and, more recently, the Oor Wullie Trail, the trail will feature over 50 lighthouse sculptures designed and created by some of the UK’s most talented artists to help ‘Light the North.’

Charlie Langhorne, Wild in Art’s Managing Director and Co-Founder said: “While we were all disappointed that we had to postpone Light the North, I’m sure everyone will understand why. The new dates allow us more time to enjoy the anticipation of next year’s trail and look forward to spending time with our friends, families and communities as we all light the north with beaming smiles.”

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