Just two days until the Lumiere festival begins in Derry

Austins illuminated for Lumiere.
Austins illuminated for Lumiere.

On Thursday Derry will play host to four magical nights as the Lumiere Festival transforms the city centre.

Having attracted over 175,000 people when it was held in Durham, huge crowds are expected in the city.

To avoid congestion, visitors to the festival are encouraged to follow directional signage as they approach the city. For those choosing to drive, extra Park & Ride facilities have been provided with regular shuttle buses into the city while many city centre car parks are extending their opening hours.

And remember you don’t have to cover everything in one night, take time to explore

There’s no set route, and visitors are encouraged to explore the installations in whichever order they please.

Visit the hub at the Millennium Forum which will be open from 10 am – 5pm Monday 25th November – Wednesday 27 December and 12noon – 10pm Thurs 28 Nov – Sun 1 Dec.

Festival maker volunteers on the streets, dressed in red, will be able to provide public with information and help visitors find their way around the city

And you can visit the website lumiere-festival.com/derry-londonderry to plan your visit before you leave home

Use the mobile version of the website via your Smartphone when on the street and keep up to date by searching for #LumiereDerry on Twitter or following @LumiereDerry and @derry2013.

Although there are no planned road closures there may be some disruption to normal traffic movements and drivers are asked to exercise caution. You’ll be able to find Park and Rides at Limavady Road, Fort George and bus stops at Queen’s Quay.