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Praesepe
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Northumberland Lights

Post by Praesepe »

Thought this might be of interest:

Nights in Northumberland are long and dark, in some places the darkest skies in England, yet this creates a stunning backdrop for Northumberland’s landscape to shine. Northumberland Lights will present intriguing and dazzling displays, shows and installations across the county.

Northumberland Lights shall be celebrating the exceptional landscape, culture and heritage of the natural and built environment, audiences are invited to both participate in and view the exciting, inspirational and colourful light shows throughout November and December 2006.

http://www.newinterfestival.com/northumberland.php
http://www.newinterfestival.com/northum ... events.php
Many a night I saw the Pleiades , rising thro' the mellow shade , glitter like a swarm of fireflies tangled in a silver braid

Maccers
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Post by Maccers »

How depressing... I'm all for celebrations and such like (any excuse for a party) but why does it have to be done in an environmentally unfriendly way? :evil:

I can't believe their comment: "Nights in Northumberland are long and dark, in some places the darkest skies in England, yet this creates a stunning backdrop for Northumberland’s landscape to shine."
I really get the impression that for some people darkness is regarded as a primitive backward state that must be banished forthwith... :cry:

I live in Somerset so won't be directly affected by this but will keep a beady eye out for any winter festivals here....
James Mackay
Whimple, Devon

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