October 24th, 2016

Shedding new light on Leamington Old Town

Updated: 3:11 pm, May 07, 2015

LEAMINGTON’S Old Town was recently seen in a different light.

Some 60 people took to the streets on Thursday February 19 to light up buildings as part of a ‘guerrilla’ lighting event organised by Warwickshire Community And Voluntary Action (WCAVA), with funding from the area’s Portas project.

They were armed with torches and filters which they used shone under archways and pillars to show the area’s buildings in a different light.

Starting at the United Reform Church on Spencer Street, they moved onto the Parish Church, Polish Centre and then finished in the Creative Arches and Court Street car park with glowsticks.

Portas project leader Jeremy Ireland, said: “It was wonderful to see so many people from so many backgrounds coming together to celebrate the Old Town. We have such amazing assets left to us by generations of Leamingtonians, and it was great to see them lit up and made dramatic by sheer volunteer effort.”

The food and soup at the event was provided by the Coffee Box on Clemens Street, one of the Portas Heart-Up pilots, and paid for by Woodhouse.

Photographer Sanna Fisher-Payne captured these images. Visit https://www.flickr.com/photos/guerrillalightleamington/ to see more photos.

Glowsticks in Court street car park. (s)

The Polish Centre in anew light. (s)

Bringing a splash of colour to the arches in Court Street. (s)