Light Up Lancaster - Volunteering

Light Up Lancaster 5 – 6 November 2021

During the first weekend of November, join us in Lancaster city centre on a family-friendly trail of discovery and enjoy the transformation of the city into a magical installation of light. Catch free performances dotted amongst secret squares and well-known buildings, and experience captivating light projections, amazing performances, music, dance, film and fireworks.

As an antidote to the hard times we have all experienced over the last 18 months, this year Light Up Lancaster has adopted the theme, Flights of the Imagination. Imagination can take you anywhere and we have invited our artists to transport us all into a magical never-never land through light art. And they have responded with ideas that are a terrific mix of fun, playfulness, fantastical and thoughtful. From a moving story told through projection and sound on the castle walls; to the very latest in robot technology, there is something to thrill and delight everyone. The Priory will again host a stunning large-scale installation and Lancaster University will return with their hands-on Exploration Zone. Plus we welcome a Saturday daytime arts fair and three new light art commissions from the Light Up The North’s SHINE programme. The performances, activities and installations in the city centre are all free – just turn up and enjoy!

Then on a Saturday evening, watch the amazing firework display, launched from the top of Lancaster Castle and viewable from locations across the city.

Light up Lancaster Volunteer Role

Volunteer for Light Up Lancaster 2021 and see where your imagination can take you!

Light Up Lancaster needs friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to help with event stewarding and signposting for the festival. Volunteering will be at various locations around Lancaster city centre. This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved with an exciting event and to gain experience working at a cultural festival. There will be indoor and outdoor locations available across the weekend. 

You will be fully supported on the evening by Volunteer Leaders who will be able to assist you and answer any questions you may have throughout the evening. 

All volunteers must be available for the event on either:

Friday 5th November, 4.30- 7.30 and or 7.30- 10 pm Saturday 6th November, 4.30 - 8 pm  Volunteers must also attend a training session. You will be sent further details on the training session after a successful application.

Download your application here: Up Lancaster Application Form.docx