Great photo, beautiful sky.
Great photo Stu! See more at the FLOW Northamptonshire Flickr Group Pool http://www.flickr.com/groups/1661907@N20/pool/
Despite the damp weather on Friday (which hampered our photographers) and cold weather last night (including some initial technical problems with the laser), we had a great turnout and response to the Northampton LIGHTHOUSE laser art installation at the National Lift Tower.
Lots of cars turned up both evenings driving around the base of the tower with people just standing and watching on the surrounding streets, and more people could be seen watching the laser / light from Sixfields and surrounding areas. Friday night in particular saw alot of twitter and facebook activity and we know the beams could be seen from Bugbrooke, Blisworth and Stoke Bruerne to the south, Cognehoe, Little and Great Houghton in the east, Harpole and Daventry in the west, the Bramptons and Brixworth to the north.
A big thank you to Laser Hire London (Dal & Darren), Stage Right Productions (Kevin & Chris) and the National Lift Tower (Ed & Pete) for helping to realise the vision for the project. Our thanks also go to our growing following of photographers who help document the event and have produced some amazing images including these recent brilliant photos from last night by William Moore-Thompson.
The next installation being delivered by Jo Fairfax and the FLOW team will be Light Calling as part of the regional Cargoes art programme. Join us from 9pm on Borough Hill, Daventry Bank Holiday Monday 7th May to see the recreation of a former BBC World Service radio mast.
Northampton LIGHTHOUSE – marking 2012 hours to go before the opening of the London 2012 Olympic Games
The latest FLOW commission – Northampton LIGHTHOUSE – takes place this coming Friday 4th & Saturday 5th May from 9pm – 11.30pm marking 2012 hours to go before the official opening of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Come and see the National Lift Tower in Northampton transformed through high powered LED light and laser beams.
Listen to Jo Fairfax talking about the installation here on BBC Radio Northampton at 2:52:30 http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/p00qr0hj
Northampton LIGHTHOUSE is supported by Arts Council England, Northamptonshire County Council, Northampton Borough Council, Legacy Trust UK, Laser Hire London and Stage Right Productions.
A further new laser art installation Light Calling by Jo Fairfax and the FLOW team takes place on Monday 7th May Bank Holiday at Borough Hill in Daventry. See earlier post below for more details.
Many thanks to Mark Kidsley for his excellent photo (above). Please submit comments to this website and photos to the Flickr Group Pool FLOW Northamptonshire.
All the best,
In addition to the forthcoming Northampton Lighthouse installation, Light Calling is another new and ambitious laser artwork to be delivered by the FLOW team, namely acclaimed artist Jo Fairfax, FLOW designer and manager Graham Callister from Northamptonshire County Council and Laser Hire London, with further support from Daventry District Council and Ignite!
Light Calling recreates one of the former ‘A’ and ‘B’ radio masts on Borough Hill, Daventry marking 80 years since the launch of the BBC Empire Service (now BBC World Service) and the 20th anniversary of the last BBC World Service transmission from Daventry as part of the regional Cargoes art programme.
Four 7.8 watt laser beams will be vertically aligned to create a pyramid of light that projects high into the Northamptonshire night sky, re-creating the outline and form of a former radio mast. More can be heard about the project here on BBC Radio Northampton’s Breakfast Show at c. 01:45:00 http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/p00qk0rg
A big thank you to our dedicated photographers SteveRSVR, Ian Brock, Keith Park and Andrew Randall for their fantastic photos (again!) with a selection provided below. More can be found on the FLOW Northamptonshire Group Pool.
Light Calling is a free event and will be on view to the public on Bank Holiday Monday 7th May from approximately 9pm. Earlier that evening local historian Dave Adams will be providing a free guided walk and talk about the history of Borough Hill from 7.30pm. A further walk led by artist Chrys Allen from the Ignite! team will commence from the installation at approximately 9.30pm, and the beams will be switched off no later than 11.30pm.
Borough Hill car park will be closed to the public from 6pm therefore participants are requested to walk up to the installation from Admirals Way. Stewards will be on hand to assist with directions and to provide appropriate advice.
Members of the public who therefore wish to see the artwork will be responsible for their own well-being before, during and after the installation and are expected to dress appropriately for the evening including suitable outdoor clothing and footwear, and are requested to bring their own torches.
Daventry Museum is also hosting a fascinating exhibition about the BBC World Service’s time on Borough Hill on Saturday 5th May at Daventry Town Council offices. A further local film society event about the town’s heritage is being held at the iCON that evening.
See you there!
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