NFU Mutual Wessex is delighted to sponsor the Community Chandelier installation at Light Up Poole 2020, an annual festival of digital light art that connects and engages residents and visitors alike to the town’s culture and heritage. 

From 20th to 22nd February 2020, the town’s Quay, Old Town and High Street will be transformed after dark by digital light art, much of it newly commissioned. The lights will explore diversity in terms of age, faith, social exclusion and migration in response to the theme ‘Spectrum’. 

“Light Up Poole brings people to Poole from near and far and places them among its buildings on streets that have witnessed nearly 800 years of human history,” says Libby Battaglia of festival directors Audacious. “By enabling the public to contribute to art as it is made, we aim not only to delight and enthral our visitors but also to reveal more about Poole and its surrounding area.” 

Created by Poole-based lighting designer James Smith, The Community Chandelier at the Fish Shambles on Poole Quay is a sculptural installation sponsored by NFU Mutual Wessex in which members of the public are invited to fill jars with spectrum coloured water and place them on the frame with a light inside to produce endless, ever-changing combinations of light and colour in the darkness. 

“As a local Wareham business, NFU Mutual Wessex is delighted to be working with Light Up Poole on one of the centrepieces of this year’s community engagement programme,” says Simon Godding, Agent at the Wareham office of NFU Mutual Wessex. “The Community Chandelier is an amazing opportunity for the people of Poole and beyond to contribute to public art in the making at Fish Shambles, the historic beating heart of the town’s fishing industry.” 

The Community Chandelier will be on Poole Quay and we invite you to come and visit us in the marquee next to the installation. 

Light Up Poole runs from Thursday 20 February until Saturday 22 February. Full details can be found here.  Find more events in Dorset here.

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