Illuminations Light & Flight
© Richard Gooding
Thirty nine candy striped lights string across the seafront in Leysdown brightening up the area and enhancing the lights from the amusement arcades that surround the promenade.
Artist Rob Olins was commissioned to create a unique and bespoke lighting scheme for Leysdown seafront reflecting the spirit of flight: from man's early exploration, to the birds found on the marshes of the RSPB and Natural England sites that surround Leysdown.
Year 5 & 6 pupils from St Clements Primary school in Leysdown have worked closely with the artist helping to design the new LED programmed lighting scheme.
Workshops have included research visits to the beach model making, colour charts and programming. Big Fish arts group held lantern-making workshops with the school, which were used in the lantern parade for the lighting Switch on.