Spring 2022: Bourne In Lights

Saturday 19 March, 6pm-9pm

Bourne In Lights banner

A spectacular light night is coming to South Kesteven as one of the highlights in a series of free events to inspire, invigorate and educate - and welcome residents and visitors back to our high streets.

South Kesteven District Council's Arts and Cultural Services team are taking family events out into the district's four main towns in February half term and March, supported by the Government's Welcome Back fund.

Bourne in Lights (Saturday 19 March, 6pm-9pm) will host a colourful evening of lights, projections, and illuminated entertainment to celebrate Bourne and its communities.

Sparkling light sculptures, illuminated live performances and large-scale projections will form a backdrop for the culmination of the beautiful community butterfly project, with input from local schoolchildren. There's also the chance to join in with some digital graffiti and make some sound and rhythms on the Marvellous Mechanical Musical Machine!

Buildings will be floodlit, and visitors can interact with the invisible man and his scientist, with a beautiful interactive sculptural light installation by Illumaphonium also among the highlights.

Butterfly Project for Bourne in Lights!

Different Light is delighted to be working with SKDC & Bourne Town Council to present a Light Night event on Saturday 19 March 2022 in and around North Street in Bourne from 6pm to 9pm.

Installations will include the Marvellous Mechanical Musical Machine, interactive Digital Graffiti, the Shadow Stage, lots of up lighting and projections and a special illuminated installation made by local school children and artist Helen Graham. Plus we are thrilled to be welcoming the always brilliant Illumaphonium (pictured below).

And you can get involved too and have your own artwork displayed as part of one of the projections!

Download the butterfly template below, print it off (or pick one up from a number of shops and cafes around North St) and design it however you want to and return it to the Town Council offices by 13th March and your butterfly will be included in one of our films.

There will be a chance to colour your own butterfly the week before the Light Night at the Bourne Exchange on 12 March 10am to 3pm. Drop in for some creative fun!

Download your butterfly template here 


Cabinet Member for Culture and Visitor Economy, Cllr Rosemary Trollope-Bellew, said: "Prepare to be dazzled by this brilliant night for the town! We're hoping to attract residents and visitors from near and far to see all we have to offer.

"The Welcome Back Fund is providing the platform we need to raise the profile of Bourne and we'll be engaging with schools and community groups to get the word out and bring the success it deserves.

"This is only one part of our local cultural offering in South Kesteven this springtime, so look out for the other events, including our Arts Around Town events and a Grantham Youth Fest."

This completely free Bourne in Lights event will take over North Street, which will be closed to traffic from 3pm with a trail for people to follow, as shops, pubs and food outlets stay open late.

Organised by the Different Light Collective in partnership with Bourne Town Council, Bourne Events Group and SKDC.

These events are funded by the Welcome Back Fund. The scheme, backed by the European Regional Development Fund, was established to support local authority projects designed to help the recovery of town centres. The Welcome Back Fund is providing councils across England a share of £56 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to support the safe return to high streets and help build back better from the pandemic.

Bourne In Lights poster