Artists lighting up town centre

Light Waves 2014.
Light Waves 2014.

A series of light installations specially commissioned for Boston have begun illuminating parts of the town centre.

In partnership with Pescod Square and St Botolph’s Church, arts programme Transported has invested £20,000 in commissioning artists Chris Squire, of Impossible Arts, and William Lindley to create several 
new artworks in Boston for exhibition this festive season.

The Light Waves project aims to complement the traditional Christmas association with light.

It features projections inside the Stump, inspired by the histories of the church and the wider landscape, and artwork and more projections in Pescod Square, including ones with digital cameras that allow viewers to interact with the pieces themselves.

Light Waves can be seen at both locations on the evenings of late night shopping.

It started on Thursday and will continue tomorrow (Thursday), next Thursday and December 18.

In addition, there will be a special showing in the Stump on Friday to mark the anniversary of last year’s floods.

There will be a different installation in Pescod Square each week, as follows: tomorrow - LightWeight, next Thursday – Codex, Thursday, December 18 – Silver Screen and Rogue’s Gallery.

A spokesman for the project said: “Make your Thursdays leading up to Christmas extra magical and visit every week!”