County Durham's light art biennial is set to make a triumphant return this week as the town gears up to brighten up the night with a collective of varied work - here's everything you need to know.

Night shall be dark no more this week in County Durham as over 40 different light art installations from creatives including Montréal-based Mexican artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.

Ahead of Lumiere, Councillor Amanda Hopgood, Leader of Durham County Council, said: "We are delighted to reveal the long-awaited programme for Lumiere as the commissioners of this international event.

"We are also extending our reach outside of Durham City into the wider county, with some fantastic pieces to be enjoyed in Bishop Auckland town centre."

Here's everything you need to know about Lumiere 2023.

When does it start?

Lumiere officially kicks off on Thursday, November 16 and will be on until Sunday, November 19 from 4.30pm until 11pm each night.

The Spotlight on Bishop Auckland will run between 5pm–10pm and the last admission to Durham Cathedral installations will be at 10.30pm.

Where is Lumiere happening?

The artwork is scattered all around Durham, including in the Market Place, Durham Cathedral, Bishop Auckland town centre and the Durham University campus.

A highlight of the biennial for the last 14 years has been the artistic interaction with Durham’s Norman Cathedral, and this year will see its most spectacular transformation yet, both in and outside.

Within the building, two internationally-acclaimed artists will exhibit UK premieres. Montréal-based Mexican artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s colossal immersive work Pulse Topology from 2021 is set to transform the Cathedral nave.

How much is Lumiere?

Lumiere is free to all who attend, but tickets must be purchased for those who wish to visit during peak times between 4:30pm and 7:30pm.

Tickets are currently sold out.

Where can I park?

Parking spaces in Durham will likely be hard to come by - which has prompted Durham County Council to offer a park and ride service, offering a total of 6,000 spaces altogether.

There are park and ride services which are as follows:

Belmont, DH1 1SR (600 spaces)

Bus stop: Leazes Bowl/Leazes Roundabout (Eastbound Stop)

Howlands Farm, South Road, DH1 5UL (488 spaces)

Bus stop: New Elvet (Northbound Stop)

Annand House, Meadowfield,DH1 5ES (2000 spaces – weather dependent)

Bus Stop: Sutton Street (Eastbound Stop)

New College, Dryburn Road, DH1 5ES (933 spaces)

Bus stop: North Road, Opposite Station Approach (Northbound Stop)

Sniperley, DH1 5RA (300 spaces)

Bus Stop: North Road, Opposite Station Approach (Northbound Stop)

Read more on Lumiere:

Lumiere Durham 2023: Full programme of events revealed

Lumiere Durham 2023 - how to get there and where to park

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How can I find my way around?

Lumiere has put on offer an app available to download on the App or Google Play store and holds a handy map that can point visitors in the right direction.