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Art work is in the bag
FESTIVAL organisers plan to make light work of recycling plastic bags.
Artichoke, producers of this November’s Lumiere light spectacular in Durham City, want people to donate carrier bags for a new artwork.
The Consumerist Christmas Tree, by Spanish artists Luzinterruptus, will be a huge Christmas Tree made of plastic bags. After Lumiere, which runs from November 14 to 17, the piece will become the Prince Bishops shopping centre’s Christmas tree for the festive season.
Lumiere artistic director Helen Marriage said: “Luzinterruptus will challenge our reliance on plastic bags as they use them to form a giant Christmas tree in a shopping centre.
“They are using waste materials to create something totally different and beautiful.
“Their aim is to involve the community, encouraging participation with the use of bags from local shops and stores to create this installation.”
People can leave plastic bags at the shopping centre outside BHS, at participating stores in the complex, at Clayport Library on Millennium Place and at Durham County Council offices in Seaham and Consett.
The full Lumiere programme will be announced on Wednesday (October 2). For more information, visit lumiere-festival.com
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