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Southend City BID sponsor iconic LuminoCity Installation

Release from Southend City Council Culture and Tourism Department

We’re delighted to announce that Southend City BID have joined LuminoCity and are set to sponsor one of the biggest installations coming to this year’s free light festival.

Southend LuminoCity will be brightening up the Half Term from Thursday 16th – Saturday 18th February 2023 with a unique selection of bespoke and international installations, many of which have never been seen in the city before.

Southend City BID have chosen one of the new installations to sponsor; Pulse, a 45-metre-long immersive audio-visual installation. A series of 4.5 metre diameter rings, each with 14,400 individually programmable LEDs, will create a tunnel of ever-changing light along the High Street, and wow visitors to the festival.

Southend City BID Manager, Suzanne Gloyne said: ‘Southend City BID’s primary goal is to bring footfall to the city centre, and huge festivals like LuminoCity are a great way of doing that. We’re thrilled to be a part of such an iconic event for Southend, and we hope it’ll not only be a fantastic three days for residents and visitors, but for our city centre businesses as well.’

Cllr Carole Mulroney, cabinet member for environment, culture, tourism and planning, said: “It is fantastic that Southend BID have joined the festival as a sponsor again, which has once more enabled us to bring yet another awe-inspiring installation to the town. There is still time for local businesses to get involved and sponsor the other installations, and we are also still on the lookout for volunteers for the festival, so don’t miss out on being involved in this magical event.”

For more details about the festival, visit

Further information regarding the event, including full details of all the installations, will be released soon.

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