Spa will be all lit up

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A Scarborough seafront landmark is to be lit up as part of Coastival’s next big event in the town, it was revealed today.

Next February images and animations will be projected to create a striking effect on the side of Scarborough’s Spa building.

his artistic event – known as video mapping - will form a key part of Coastival: A Different View on 16th February. It is entitled ‘Take your medicine’ in reference to the alleged healing properties that the water from the spa used to have.

The organisers this week confirmed that they had secured video mapping experts Lumen to stage the spectacular light show.

From 6pm to 11pm on Saturday 16th February, people can just pop along to the Spa where Lumen will be projecting a series of specially-created images and animations.

Create Director Wendy Clews said: “The addition of Lumen to the line-up for Coastival: A Different View is a very exciting development and we are really pleased to have secured them.

“Video-mapping is something very different and very striking and fits perfectly with our theme for the next Coastival event, which is based around ‘light’.”

Lumen is a unique team of audio visual artists who specialise in projecting onto unusual buildings. Their work has been seen before in Scarborough when they did some interactive kaleidoscope projections on to Scarborough lighthouse at a previous Coastival event, in 2010.

For Coastival: A Different View they promise “images that reflect the local surroundings and community “and that are also “a response to the building itself and the sea”.

In the build-up to Coastival: A Different View, Lumen will work with local artists to create something unique for an all-new video-mapping project.

Lumen has an excellent pedigree in creating video mapping projects and lists amongst its clients and partners, anyone from the BBC, Sanyo and O2 to Opera North, the National Media Museum and Welcome to Yorkshire.

Coastival – A Different View will be a celebration of the arts based around the theme of light.

Lots of Scarborough’s galleries, cafes, churches and other venues have signed up for the event. There will be special activities including music on Saturday February 16 then lots of things to see and do at various venues for the remainder of that month.

Visitors can expect light shows, brilliant installations, stunning artwork, music for all tastes and unique activities for children.