How to Get Involved in Love Light Norwich

21 January 2022

How To Get Involved in Love Light Norwich

It’s only a month until the bright and bold Love Light Norwich returns! This free after dark celebration will turn Norwich into a stunning attraction with art installations, projections, performance and a procession!

But did you know you can get involved and become part of some of the events and installations? Why not try something new and read on to find out how you can become a part of the festival.



DeafPLUR by VJ Outlaw and Shaun Prickimage is an installation celebrating Peace, Love, Unity and Respect. And it needs you! The piece will be created from submissions by local people, of audio files and photos of British Sign Language inspired signing. Working within the local community of d/Deaf/Usher and hearing people, the artists will create a playful visual and audio laser show.

All you have to do is send in an audio recording of you saying Peace, Love, Unity, Respect, or photos of your hands signing the same. Your voice or hands may then be included in the laser show. The voice recordings will be included in the soundscape, and simple outlines will be drawn of your hands and projected using lasers!

Send your voice note and photos of your signing via WhatsApp to 07535594919 or by email by Monday 31 January.

When sending audio, leave a couple of seconds of silence at the beginning and end of the recording, and make sure there isn’t any background noise. When sending images, make sure you can only see your hands, and take a separate photo for each sign. See the image below for how to sign the words!

DeafPLUR signs

Glow Ride

It’s time to get your glow on. On Friday 18th February, make sure you get involved in the Glow Ride by Cycling UK. This family friendly bike ride will take you through Chapelfield Gardens and everybody is welcome to join – there’s no need to book.

Become part of the festival by embellishing your bike and helmet with illuminated decorations. Think bright lights, reflective materials and neon! And best of all, there will be a prize for the best dressed bike! Make sure to use your imagination and creative to nab that prize!

glow ride bikes

Mobile Light-Graffiti

This interactive piece combines live drawing with projection, creating an ever-evolving illustration that will light up the 14th Century flint walls of The Halls. Pop along and have a chat with the artist Nikola Dicke, suggest themes and content for the drawings and see your ideas come to life in real-time! Over the evening, the light drawing will change and grow, so you can come back multiple times during the night to see this ever-changing beautiful piece.

mobile light-graffiti

The Celestial Sound Cloud

Spend some time at the Celestial Sound Cloud from Pif-Paf which will be at Chapelfield Gardens throughout the festival. A beautiful interactive sound and light sculpture, inspired by galaxies far away, visitors will create interactive sound and light just by moving beneath the suspended installation. With each movement shifting light sequences and vocal harmonies are conjured – creating a miniature dancing and singing world.

The Celestial Sound Cloud


CYCLES is a new piece of outdoor theatre utilising shadows and light dance to tell a moving story. Created by Norwich Puppet Theatre in collaboration with our local migrant community, audiences are able to pause and start the performance, controlling the pace of this unique outdoor theatre piece.


Love City Food Trail

Over 40 businesses are taking part in the Love City Food Trail, offering specially themed food dishes and drinks to celebrate Love Light Norwich. Keep your eyes peeled for neon ‘Love’ signs in the windows of participating businesses. And make sure you get round and try as many of the limited-edition dishes and drinks as possible! And as you go – get your Love City Food Trail passport stamped. If you collect 6 stamps, you’ll be entered into a competition to win an exciting prize! You can download your passport from the VisitNorwich website (to be made available soon), or pick up a Love City Food Trail Map.

Burger and chips at Cosy Club

Restaurants and cafes across Norwich are taking part in the Love City Food Trail


Still aching to get more involved even after you’ve read all this? Why not volunteer! The festival is looking for a team of volunteers to act as stewards across all three nights of the festival. If you fancy a chat about how to get involved, just email [email protected], or you can fill out the form from the website and return it to the same email address.