Guerilla project lights up Old Town

Leamington’s Old Town lit up in an array of colours last week, as part of a ‘guerrilla’ lighting event.

Teams went out into the rain with torches and filters to take part in a unique lighting event at several locations, shining torches under archways and pillars to show the buildings in a different light. Starting at the United Reform Church on Spencer Street, they moved onto All Saints’ church, the Polish Centre and then finished in the Creative Arches and Court Street car park with coloured glowsticks.

MHLC Guerrilla Lighting Leamington Spa � Sanna FP 768A1623

MHLC Guerrilla Lighting Leamington Spa � Sanna FP 768A1623

The event was organised by Warwickshire Community And Voluntary Action (WCAVA) and funded by the Portas project.

Woodhouse sponsored the refreshments and Coffee Box supplied the food.

The pictures on this page are courtesy of Sanna Fisher-Payne, Kristie Naimo and Ol Renison. More pictures, taken by Sanna Fisher-Payne, can be viewed at www.flickr.com/photos/guerrillalightleamington

Jeremy Ireland, project leader of Portas, said: “It was wonderful to see so many people from so many backgrounds coming together to celebrate the Old Town. We have such amazing assets left to us by generations of Leamingtonians, and it was great to see them lit up and made dramatic by sheer volunteer effort. We will be working to make this event generate increased investment in the Old Town, and to seek more permanent enhancements of the night time environment for everyone to enjoy.”

*All images above are courtesy of Sanna FP*