Festival of Light Southampton Introduction

We Are Placemaking worked with Hammerson once again on the Festival of Light for Westquay, Southampton. Our team worked closely with Hammerson on producing the festival and delivered on curation, health & safety and overall production.


This year we were asked to bring a new look and feel to the Festival of Light, and to think about how guests could interact more with the installations. We researched a number of light artists and whittled it down to 5 installations for the festival, all that had some kind of playful interactive element to them.

Control No Control


Light Battle

Waze and

The Planetarium


Supplier sourcing & management

Event Production & management through build, break and live

Festival of Light Curation

Artistic Design

Health & Safety consultancy

Technical Production Management

Creative Production Management

Security Management


Over 350k engagements over the 3 years of Festival of Light

Surge in restaurant activity during live hours

Media Coverage including The Times Online & The Telegraph Online

Continuous social media engagement