Medway Light Nights

Medway Light Nights, a free spectacular festival of light, will transform Rochester’s iconic buildings and spaces into works of art on Friday and Saturday, 11 and 12 February 2022.

Medway Council, in partnership with Emergency Exit Arts, has commissioned local, national and internationally-renowned artists, to work alongside our young people and communities, to deliver an incredible event.

A host of local creative organisations including Icon Theatre, 51zero, Ideas Test and Lucid Creates are busy finalising plans for impressive installations and performances which will wow residents and visitors next year.

One of the highlights of Medway Light Nights will be Icon Theatre’s mass movement spectacular, featuring a volunteer cast of 100 performers as well as the theatre’s professional cast and creative team. The piece is inspired by Charles Dickens’ pioneering approach to poverty, civic duty and social reform. This stunning and extraordinary production will see breath-taking visuals projected onto the walls of Rochester Castle. Icon Theatre is looking for volunteers who wish to take part, to find out more email [email protected] or call 07810 772946.

Margherita Gramegna, founder of 51zero, will project short films and animations by local and international creatives and filmmakers into the windows along Rochester High Street.

Ideas Test and Cohesion Plus are working with local schools to create an interactive light installation.

Students from UKC are creating Illuminarealities, an installation which fuses light and architecture together. They will illuminate the history, architecture, and art of Rochester, exploring their augmented realities in three ways: Passive, Physical and Metaphysical.


Various locations across Rochester