Celebrate St Andrew’s Day and the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design at illumination: Harbour Festival of Light.
Highlights of illumination, which will take place along Irvine Harbourside and at the nearby Scottish Maritime Museum, include a free firework display celebrating St Andrew’s Day and a free water-themed sculpture trail by international light artists Aether & Hemera, who are exhibiting in Scotland for the first time.
illumination, which has received support as part of the Scotland’s Winter Festivals events programme, will also feature breath-taking aerial acrobatic performances within the Museum, a community lantern parade and closing fireworks on Saturday 3rd December.
The four day festival, which will run from dusk to 10pm daily, will begin on St Andrew’s Day on Wednesday 30th November when the Saltire blazes across the night sky in a stunning, free pyrotechnic display over Irvine Harbour.
Discover hundreds of glowing and magical origami boats and butterflies hand-crafted by international artists Aether & Hemera on the free illumination Trail along the River Irvine and in the Scottish Maritime Museum’s courtyard. The hundreds of brightly coloured and handcrafted origami boats and butterflies explore freedom, imagination and travel. These and illuminated boats and buildings along the Harbourside will take visitors on a magical journey between 4pm and 10pm each day.
Marvel at breathtaking aerial acrobatics and an extraordinary light show in and around the vast Linthouse, animated for the first time in 150 years with pulsating colours.
Inside the glass roofed former shipyard, suspended from the original girders, Spinal Chord will perform gravity defying aerial acrobatics on rope silks and trapeze high above beautiful boats and awesome relics of maritime engineering.
Let the Lantern Parade light your way as you take in the illumination Trail before the closing firework display.