A Light Up Festival in Poole at the end of last week had locals wondering the High Street in awe as they admired the various light installations and artworks.
One of the attractions was a sculpture of a squirrel, with an important message behind it. It was placed on the Quay and aimed to raise awareness of the threats to red squirrels on nearby Brownsea Island.
The event, which covered the High Street from Falkland Square to the Quay, featured a total of 14 installations from almost 30 artists, and was delivered by Poole BID, Audacious, and Arts Council England, partly to celebrate the 40th birthday of Poole Lighthouse. But it wasn’t just the visual senses that were rewarded, as visitors were also able to enjoy a silent disco.
Given the success of the event, Audacious is said to be considering bringing it back for another weekend in 2019.
Written by Stephen Wright