Lumiere is returning to Durham!

Here’s a bit of non-theatre arts news for a change. Just heard the news that Durham County Council has decided to bring its light festival Lumière back to Durham in 2013.

The future of Lumière was in doubt last year for – out of all things – being too popular, with the thousands of people overwhelming Durham’s narrow city centre streets. But with so many high-profile arts events in the north-east being based on what the public should enjoy rather than what they actually enjoy, it would have been a huge disappointment to pull such as a successful show.

Now that I know it’s going ahead, I will gather my thoughts on how the event could be better managed next year. In the meantime, great to hear it will be coming back.