2020-05-28


A different Lights in Alingsås festival in 2020


The world is different this year – and so is Lights in Alingsås.

This year, the festival will focus on light and the local community. Lights in Alingsås will be illuminating the town in the October gloom and hopefully this autumn’s event will mark a positive re-start for the local community and the residents of Alingsås.

In the current situation the lighting workshop, which normally involves international designers and students travelling to Alingsås, cannot go ahead as usual. This year, the scale of the experimental installations will be slightly smaller, and the focus is on experiencing the light in the cityscape. There are also hopes that collaboration with the students on the electricity and energy programme at Alströmer Senior High School will continue.

” We do not want to attract crowds, but want instead to attract visitors who come individually or in small groups to see the lights in October, as they have done for the last twenty years,” says Jan Olofzon, CEO of Alingsås Energi. “We want to do this with the help of, and for the benefit of, tourism and local business.”

This year’s lighting designers, who we introduced at the end of March, have been invited to come back next year.

” Just like everyone else in our business, we need to be innovative and think in new ways,” says Event Manager Camilla Boström. “We won’t be arranging guided group visits but instead we will be extending our Lights in Alingsås app, so that people can enjoy a virtual guided tour. “

 

New dates: Lights in Alingsås starts October 1 and ends November 1, 2020.

 

Click ahead to also read the press release at “My News Desk“.

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