In 2018 SPECTRA, Aberdeen’s award winning and stunning Festival of Light, brightened up the winter evenings in Aberdeen's city centre.

Bringing together leading international artists with established Scottish collaborators the festival delivered a light spectacular to once again animate several key locations including Union Terrace Gardens, the atmospheric Kirk of St Nicholas as well as iconic Marischal College – and there will also be two new locations added…

You enjoyed an ‘octopus garden’, play the night, noise orchestra, the ‘lightweight impossible’ and light harp as just some of the light installations! ‘King Orpheo’ – an artwork projection on the dramatic façade of His Majesty’s Theatre told the story of a medieval myth. Did you hop on board the light battle?

Inviting audiences to engage with playful, accessible and high quality performances, spaces and works of art that marry light, sound and interactive experiences SPECTRA 2018 was an exciting family event bringing light to the depths of winter!

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