15-18 February 2023
Pay What You Decide
We’re delighted to announce the return of GLOW! Following the huge success of last year’s inaugural light Festival, GLOW is back bigger and brighter than ever to dazzle Weston-super-Mare.
Over four evenings during February half term, the town will be transformed by stunning displays of magical illumination, in this sustainably-produced event that celebrates nature and the environment.
Visitors to GLOW can expect to be enthralled by a trail of light installations, interactive activities and sensory experiences suitable for all the family – from nationally-acclaimed spectacles and new showcase commissions, including artwork from internationally acclaimed artist Chila Kumari Singh Burman – to a shining community programme of local, creative talent.
Entry to GLOW in Grove Park is from 6pm to 9pm each night.
Under 16s need to be accompanied by an adult.
Light installations around the town centre are free for everyone to enjoy.
We encourage you to walk, cycle or take public transport to Grove Park, where possible. There are bike racks outside the nearby Spar in the High Street (opposite the Playhouse).
By train: Weston-super-Mare train station is a 15 minute walk from Grove Park. There are regular trains to Bristol and Taunton.
By bus: The bus Interchange on Alexandra Parade is a 10 minute walk from Grove Park and from is served by routes 1, 3, 7, 20, 50, 51, 62, 126, A3, X1, X5. For latest timetables visit https://travelwest.info/
By car: There is a paying car park at Grove Park and more information is available here. There are 5 disabled park bays available. On-street and seafront parking is free after 6pm.
ACCESS AND ACCESSIBILITY
We are committed to ensuring that everyone can enjoy GLOW
We recommend allowing around 45 minutes to complete the trail. The trail is self-guided so you can do a shortened version.
The majority of the event is wheelchair accessible, including all town centre locations. However, due to the terrain in Grove Park, please note that the whole trail may not be fully accessible.
There will be an accessible toilet available at Grove Park.
Assistance dogs are permitted.
There will be seating available in Grove Park.
Refreshments, including hot food and drinks, will be available in Grove Park, and free drinking water.
GLOW is a multi-sensory event – there will be lights, sounds and things to interact with.
During the event itself, our Culture Makers in hi-viz blue vests will be there to assist.
If you would like any further information, or have questions about access, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that official, authorised photography, filming and livestreaming will be taking place at GLOW, for press, promotional and documentation purposes.
By attending this public event and entering the Festival site, you give your permission to be included in any photos, audio and video recordings.
If you do not want your image taken, please inform the photographer/filmmaker or a member of staff.
Non-authorised, professional photography and filming for commercial purposes is prohibited.
GLOW is kindly supported by Arts Council England, Weston-super-Mare Town Council, The Grand Pier and National Lottery Community Fund.