Festival of Light

We are working with Hammerson on Placemaking for Westquay Southampton. Our teams work on Event Feasibility, Creative Production through to Event Health & Safety, Curation, Live Event and Technical Production to create events that complement the space and drive footfall.

Challenge

After a successful soft launch with ‘Luminate Southampton’, The Fair returned to Westquay’s new event space for the official opening and completion celebration of Westquay South to produce Westquay’s Festival of Light.

The festival included digital mapping on the old city walls, interactive light installation, clusters of LED stars and LED cube archways.
There was also a structure with 24 rows and 24 columns of handing LED lights, 21 lights are handing on each string, 12,000 pixels which each had 6 LED lights in each pixel. Therefore the installation had 72,000 LED lights! The festival attracted thousands of visitors from inside and outside the city and coverage in national Press and all over social media.

Delivery

Event Management
Light Festival curator
Artistic design
Event Production
Technical Production Management
Health & Safety Consultancy
Creative Production Management

Results

127,000 engagement footfall over 10 days
Fully booked restaurants each evening
1000+ Instagram posts