Cambridgeshire

E-Luminate: Cambridge University buildings bathed in light

Buildings in the centre of Cambridge are being bathed in light and colour each night until 15 February as part of the city's e-Luminate festival.

Crowds gathered to watch the festival launch on Wednesday night as patterns lit up the University's Senate House.

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Festival founders Alessandra Caggiano and Hugh Parnell said its aim was to help people see "the richness and diversity of our iconic buildings and public spaces".

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They started with a small pilot event in 2013 and in February 2014 held a second festival, which was three times bigger than the previous year's.

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Mal Rosycka's installation at Great St Mary's Church is called the Art of Sustainable Light and uses up-lighters and spot lights "to reveal all its architectural details".

The organisers hope the festival, which runs from 17:30 to 23:30 GMT until 15 February, will become an annual event.

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