Leamington’s Old Town will be lit up as part of an ambitious art project

How the Guerrilla Lighting has been done elsewhere at the Whitecross Estate in London (c) Catarina Heeckt.
How the Guerrilla Lighting has been done elsewhere at the Whitecross Estate in London (c) Catarina Heeckt.
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A special project will come to area to shine lights on specific buildings with architectural merit.

The idea is to challenge the way people see their surroundings through art.

Volunteers are also being encourgaed to join in with torches.

The event, titled Guerilla Lighting, will take place on Thursday February 19, during ‘Love Leamington’ month.

It is being run by Warwickshire CAVA and Mary Portas Leamington Old Town.

A spokesperson for the project said: “Guerrilla Lighting Leamington will transform four or five locations. Sites have been picked that either have significance to the community or architectural merit. After a short briefing session, the guerrillas will take to the streets and under instruction, work together to illuminate each site with an audience following the progress.

“After all the sites have been illuminated, the group will return to base and the images of the results of their collective participation will be shown. A key legacy from the project will be the imagery that is created, that can be used to promote the beauty of Leamington Old Town.

“Volunteers with no lighting knowledge can easily participate using simple torches which will be provided to illuminate the chosen locations.”

Volunteers can be any age. For more information contact andrea@wcava.org.uk for more details.