The UK’s largest light festival is set to return with shining splendour this November, and organisers are calling for people to be part of it.

This year marks the tenth anniversary of Lumiere, the festival that sees Durham lit up with stunning art installations created by light, transforming the city into a breath-taking spectacle.

Cllr Joy Allen, Cabinet member for transformation, culture and tourism, said: “This is an exciting opportunity, not only to be part of the electrifying energy we see every Lumiere, but to gain valuable experience and be part of something truly unique.

“During Lumiere, from Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 November, our Festival Makers will play a vital role in the running of the epic event. Responsibilities include welcoming visitors to the city, directing people to the different installations and being the face of the festival.”

Festival Makers should be over 18 years old, have a friendly personality and a passion for Lumiere, and the council is looking for people with different skills and life experiences. First time volunteers are encouraged to apply, as well as those who have helped at previous festivals.

Over 300 volunteers participated in Lumiere 2017, with numbers hoped to be even higher this year.

Anyone interested in this exciting opportunity can find out more or sign up at