In 2021, Light the North will shine a light across the north-east, Moray, Orkney and Shetland with over 45 lighthouses designed and created by some of the most talented artists across the UK and beyond continuing the region's cultural revolution.
In light of the ongoing situation with Covid-19, and in close dialogue with its key partners, CLAN Cancer Support has taken the decision to postpone Light the North – the lighthouse trail, which was initially scheduled to take place this autumn. The trail has now been rescheduled to Spring/Summer 2021 where the charity hopes to bring the community together to celebrate some of the UK’s best creative minds while supporting people affected by cancer.
CLAN’s Head of Income Generation and Business Development, Fiona Fernie, said: “We have taken the tough decision to postpone Light the North to ensure the safety of our artists, staff and for the general public who will be taking part in the trail. We are excited to bring over 45 lighthouse sculptures to the north-east and Northern Isles in Spring 2021, which will bring people and communities together to celebrate art and our beautiful region while raising vital funds for people affected by cancer.”
“CLAN has been a lifeline for people affected by cancer by giving telephone support, counselling sessions and introducing online services since the outbreak. CLAN continues to be a shining light of hope, reassurance and support for people affected by cancer.”
“We want to thank everyone for their support of the lighthouse trail, and we can’t wait to shine a light on the north-east and Northern Isles with our sculptures next year!”
Charlie Langhorne MD and Co-Founder of Wild in Art said: “While this is disappointing news for everyone, I’m sure that people will be understanding. We are very much looking forward to continuing to work with the brilliant folk at CLAN on delivering Light the North. The postponement allows us all more time to enjoy the anticipation of seeing the lighthouses appear next year.”
Please stay tuned to our social media channels to find out about the latest information about Light the North.This project is brought to you by CLAN Cancer Support, in partnership with Wild in Art, to raise significant funds for and awareness of the vital support provided by CLAN to people affected by cancer across the northeast, Moray, Orkney and Shetland. The lighthouse trail will take people on a cultural tour of the north-east, Moray, Orkney and Shetland, letting them discover and engage with our region like never before.
For more information, please visit www.lightthenorth.co.uk
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