We’ve got to admit - we got caught out by the weather. It had been raining, but the reports promised a good break in the rain perfectly timed for our mission into Leamington Old Town. It was nice a dry as everyone arrived but when we went out onto the streets the skies opened and the rain came down.
The people of Leamington did not flinch they went out into the rain with torches, filters and a massively positive attidude. We had a troop of around 60 people with us - from all ages and aspects of the local community - and they did a stirling job. We got round all four sites in a record time and the results were beautifully recorded by our old time collaborator Sanna Fisher-Payne. We even managed to introduce the new PixelStick into a couple of the shots.
The first site up was the United Reform Church on one of the main routes into Old Town. The guerrillas quickly got into their stride and transformed this forgotten icon into a stunning entry point.
Right in heart of Leamington, All Saints Church is a gothic masterpiece that equals many cathedrals in size. At a busy intersection and hub of public transport it disappears into darkness at night - we hope you like the guerrilla transformation!
The next site was the much used and very busy Polish Centre - another classic building that responded well to a quick guerrilla treatment!
Our final stop on the architectural lighting mission was back to our base in the creative arches - a passageway that you would probably not go down at night. Touched by no public lighting it leant itself to guerrilla but would definitely benefit from a permanent installation. In case you are wondering - we didn’t turn any lighting off, it really is that dark!
And finally we had a bit of glow stick fun and got everyone light writing in the car park…
A great big thanks to everyone that came out to help us, especially the team leaders from Woodhouse Lighting.
We would also like to thank the Portas Leamington Old Town Bid team for the invite and Artscape Management for the introduction.
We would especially like to thank Andrea from Warwickshire Community and Volunteer Action for all her work in the setting up and arranging the troops.
All images © Sanna FP (www.sannafp.com).
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