Nothing more magical than visiting a winter light trail this time of year. But PYTCH – the Bristol team that lit up Castle Bridge during this year’s Bristol Light Festival – is taking the Christmas tradition to the next level with The Lumosphere. Combining art and technology for an immersive walkthrough suitable for all ages.
Taking place across two weekends this December (9, 10, 16 and 17), the winter illumination “walk with a twist” will set up alongside Leigh Court, in and around The Stables. The Lumosphere features 10 unique installations (each centred around a different theme like fluid, sharp, soft or spectrum) and combines to create one flowing narrative. You’ll also be able to interact and play with each one.
Some of the installations included are the ‘Microbiology Garden Life’ where you can play with the building blocks of existence; the ‘Climatology Capsule Change’, which contains the ever-changing sights, sounds, and scents of nature; and the ‘Ambisonics Chamber Growth’, a soundscape chamber.
The Bristol-based event production company has worked on everything from fashion shows to conferences, raves and sports events. But this is PYTCH’s first winter light trail and as such, they’ve thrown all their biggest and wildest ideas at The Lumosphere. Utilising sensory lights, textures, and scents, and hypnotic soundscapes and videoscapes, in every way they can.
Other areas of the winter light trail include ‘Texture Cavern Perspective’, described as an interactive playroom of light and textures; ‘Harmony Garden Connection’, an area that connects visitors by working together in harmony; and the ‘Timewarp Rebirth’, the sensory crescendo of The Lumosphere that brings the journey full circle.
The experience itself should last between 45 to 60 minutes, with tickets costing £12.50 for an adult and £8 for children. Timeslots are bookable in 10-minute intervals. To learn more about The Lumosphere head here.