County Durham is not just our workplace; it’s our home, a place we value along with its people and community. It’s with this passion that we are sponsoring ‘Diamond Garden’, an educational artwork created as part of Lumiere Durham 2023 – the UK’s largest light art festival.
From the 16th-19th November, Lumiere will transform Durham into an open-air gallery with dazzling artwork that reimagines familiar buildings and public spaces, changing the way we experience our urban surroundings. ‘Diamond Garden’ is focused on the importance of renewable energy in today’s climate. Through the creation of the piece, primary school children were educated on the evolution of energy, from the importance of Durham’s coal history to the value of sustainable energy sources. The children also created their own solar lights that will surround the installation.