Lumiere returns to Durham this Thursday, for four nights of autumn wonderment and awe.

There are 28 light installations across the city centre and beyond - most of which are outside the central zone, which is ticketed from 4.30pm to 7.30pm. And it's all free!

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Mark Tallentire picks five artworks not to miss...

1. Cloud
The Northern Echo:
By Caitlind RC Brown and Wayne Garrett, Canada
Milburngate House
Simple and playful. 6,000 light bulbs, all with switches. You decide whether they’re on or off.

2. 1.26 Durham
The Northern Echo:

By Janet Echelman, USA
Over the River Wear between Milburngate Bridge and Pennyferry Bridge
A floating net made from lightweight fibres. You manipulate the colours via an app.

3. The Red House
The Northern Echo:
Patrice Warrener, France
Old Shire Hall, Old Elvet
See the red brick former Durham University headquarters lit up like you’ve never seen it before.

4. Garden of Light
The Northern Echo:
Tilt, France
The College, South Bailey and Prebends Bridge
Giant illuminated plants turn the autumn to tropical summer

5. Change Your Stripes
The Northern Echo:
Cleary Connolly, Ireland/France
Fat Buddha, Walkergate
Dance with your own shadow and watch this abstract installation change as you move.

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