Lumen 2019

Thousands descended on Crewe for the eagerly-anticipated 2019 return of Lumen, Crewe’s Night of Lights.

It proved a night to remember for families from South Cheshire and beyond who flocked to the town centre to see the jaw-dropping acrobatics of the Heliosphere, have fun on the Wave-Field digital see-saws and take part in the beautiful lantern procession which was led through the town by samba percussion squad Rhythms of the City. 

Other light-art on display included the interactive led installation Colour Motion by artist Chris Plant and giant inflatable lights from the ever-popular Space Cadets.

Lumen Crewe 2019 Heliosphere

A fantastic atmosphere was created with stages from local station This is the Cat Radio, a colourful funfair, winter food and craft market and for the switch-on moment, a firework display by Blitz.

After the big event, the large-scale bespoke light projection on the Municipal Buildings was shown every night until 27 Dec, commissioned from projection experts Double Take, and soundtrack from composer Barnaby Smith.

Lumen was hailed another huge success by organisers Crewe Town Council as it works to rebrand the town as a great place to visit where a warm-hearted welcome awaits visiting families.

Crewe Mayor Cllr Benn Minshall 2019
Mayor of Crewe
Cllr Benn Minshall

Mayor of Crewe, Cllr Benn Minshall said:  “I am proud to see Crewe host such a huge scale event – which is only in its second year – and it was quite the night to remember.  Lumen is a major month-long investment by Crewe Town Council to attract local residents and visitors; as well as supporting businesses and our local economy.”

“I would like to thank all those who made it such a truly special event – our main sponsors, Apollo Buckingham Health Science Campus and our Crewe Town Council Team – but most of all the artists, performers and people who attended.” 

There was such a lovely atmosphere with so many young families chatting to one another and remarking on the pram.

Erica Local Mum who decorated her baby’s pram with fairy lights for the night

We have a lights switch on in Stoke, but nothing like Lumen. I’ve heard a lot about the demise of Crewe, but it’s people that make a town, not shops.

Carole Visitor from Stoke on Trent

We ended up dancing on the Cat Radio stage. The town was buzzing – not a night we will forget!

Chloe Local Mum and nail bar worker from Nantwich

Lumen 2019 in the News

Lumen 2019 Photos

Thank you to Peter Robinson of the Crewe Photographic Society for taking all these event images and sharing them with us.

Lumen 2019 Event Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors who generously supported our 2019 event.  Click on the logos to visit their websites and find out more about them.