Light Night in Leeds is a great event and I'm really looking forward to this year. Partly because I'm a little bit involved, but also because some of my friends are doing really exciting stuff there this year. The talented Andy Sykes (aka ‘Hexjibber' for some reason) will be using FriiSpray at Ha Ha Bar to create audience generated animations that will get shown on the Big Screen in Millennium Square. I will be there helping him set up FriiSpray Virtual Graffiti and if possible taking most of the credit for all his hard work. We're going to be inviting passers by to paint using a virtual spray can on to the window of Ha Ha Bar and Andy is going to take their creations and bring them to life on the big screen. It's going to be a lot of fun, so please come down and see us.
Another project that I will be going to see is Pyramid of Art's sound web. I was involved in their project last year, but I managed to miss it being exhibited at last year's Light Night. I arrived just as they were closing the doors. So I'm hoping to sneak away from Andy (if he lets me) to go and see what they've done this year. It was created by the young people in the Pyramid of Arts Youth Group and will hopefully be as big a success as what they did last year.
Something I'm not involved in, but is happening at my office at Old Broadcasting House is something to do with electric pets. Got no idea what it is, but it sounds like fun and I will be checking it out.
Something I'm going to miss on the night is the work by my Jam Jar Collective colleagues Dave and Stuart at Temple Mill. Viewings of their light sculpture have completely sold out on the night. It's running through the week so I'm hoping I can catch it on another night.
There's literally another 100 things going on, so there's no chance of seeing everything, but it's going to be a fun night.