Sat/Sun 2nd/3rd Nov 2013

5pm - 8.30pm, free

 

The third Shimmer event took place on 2nd/3rd November 2013 and was a great success. An estimated 18,000 people passed through the site over the 2 days with the added treat of the North Tyneside Firework Display on the Sunday. Despite challenging weather on Saturday, several thousand people braved the wet and windy conditions, whilst Sunday was the perfect night and record numbers came out to enjoy the combination of artworks and fireworks.

 

Thanks go to all those who made it happen - organisers, artists, staff and crew, and to the audience who came in their droves and made it an unforgettable weekend.

 

We always need your feedback, so if you saw Shimmer - tell us what you think here

 

 

This year's programme once again combined old favourites with new commissions.

Shimmer 2013 saw the welcome return of Worldbeaters Music with Spark! After a stunning debut in 2012, this show has toured the world over the last 12 months, but you saw it first here in Whitley Bay! Another favourite was Colin Priest with Flash Fog, returning for a 3rd appearance, this time inside the wonderful domed space of the iconic Spanish City. Realtyne also returned but with a new commission for the ground floor - Tunnel of Love.

 

Other new commissions were 4 installations set up across the grassed Links. Piccolo Cinema presented an entertaining 50's style sci-fi 'B' movie, Andy McKeown presented his projection installation BeachHUTS, David Boultbee created a cluster of Zoetropes and Richard Broderick created Spanish Arcade, an LED promenade work.

 

Once again, the biggest hit of 2013 was Spark! Those colourful, magical drummers stole the show, leading the audience across the site, enthralling everyone with their choreographed characters.

 

Spark! drummers

 

 

Scroll down the page to see more images from the event and links to information pages on each of the works.

 

 

 

beachHUTS

 

beachHUTSby Andy McKeown

 

 

 

tunnel of love

 

Tunnel of Love by Realtyne

 

 

 

piccolo cinema

 

Piccolo Cinema by Jack Lockhart

 

 

 

flash fog

 

Flash Fog by Colin Priest

 

 

 

spanish arcade

 

Spanish Arcade by Richard Broderick

 

 

 

zoetrope

 

Zoetropes by David Boultbee

 

 

 

Spark! drummers

 

Spark!by Worldbeaters Music

 

 

 

Turners Funfair

 

Traditional Funfair by Keith Turner and Sons

 

 

To see how shimmer was arranged on siteclick here

 

You can also see what happened in 2011 hereand 2012 here

 

 

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