Light House Keeping, Leicester City Festival

August 26th, 2016

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Light House Keeping centres on key themes which can be found in our current zeitgeist; destruction, upheaval, survival and healing. Chapters which each have a unique character that create different emotional responses and drama to form the overall story of Light House Keeping. 

Our premier outdoor performance took place in the grounds of Leicester Cathedral on the 26th August 2016 as part of the city wide Leicester Festival celebrating Arts and Culture. We hand picked a range of Artists to collaborate on the show, utilising each of their strengths to push our ideas as far as possible. The audience in Leicester that evening entered our built installation which formed a temporary space for the event and were taken on an immersive atmospheric journey, experiencing our ideas through sight, sound, touch and smell.

We hope to tour and take Light House Keeping around the country over the coming year, This show is for all groups.

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Memory and Questioning

We walked across the road to the square it’s just starting to go dark, the sky going dark blue.

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"We steal moments of sleep and wake up exhausted,

I wake up from the freezing cold.

I can’t sleep until the sun rises,

my friend sleeps peacefully whilst I toss and turn,

we don’t rest for 6 days.


We feel the hunger early on,

I didn't bring any food, it was too heavy.

I dream of the food from Aleppo,

Meat and yoghurt.

I decide to learn how to cook when I reach land."





Revealing and Energy


Migration and Searching


Ownership and Belonging



Divides and Unites




Light House Keeping brings together a range of Collaborators and Artists. It joins Visual Artist and Pyrotechnic Chris Winch with David Young heading the Design and building of the show. Tim Hill will be providing soundscapes and live music for the performance on the night and Christie Rider is in charge of design, promotion and engagement for the show.  

Chris Winch, visual arts + pyrotechnics

Chris Winch, visual arts + pyrotechnics

david young, designer + builder WWW.RAG-BONE.ORG

david young, designer + builder


tim hill, live performance with music + sound WWW.TONGUES-OF-FIRE.CO.UK

tim hill, live performance with music + sound


christie rider, design, promotion + engagement WWW.christierider.COm

christie rider, design, promotion + engagement


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Past Events



Leicester Cathedral
Friday 26th August

8.30pm - 9.00pm

The City Festival, held in August, celebrated Leicester in the heart of the city. Light House Keeping performed it's premier show in the Cathedral grounds to a full crowd, with live music, pyrotechnics and instillation.

The traveler has to knock at every alien door to come to his own, 
and one has to wander through all the outer worlds to reach the innermost shrine at the end.
— Rabindranath Tagore

Keep up to date with the Light House Keeping project via our social media links below. 

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