It’s now less than two months until Christmas and the Year of Culture team are already getting into the festive spirit! We’re delighted to tell you seven Horsham based businesses are sponsoring a month-long light and projections spectacular to mark the finale of the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019.
‘Light Up Horsham’, sponsored by Wakefields Jewellers, will take place from Saturday 30 November until Tuesday 31 December. This fantastic projected show, lasting 10 minutes, will take place every 15 minutes from 4pm until 8pm throughout December and will be focused on the front of Bills Restaurant, the Old Town Hall, in the Market Square of Horsham Town Centre.
The projections show will contain lots of Christmas cheer and will be a perfect way to get into the festive spirit – there’s even carols to sing along to and lots of magical surprises along the way!
Elements of the Year of Culture will be woven in, which will change weekly, so you won’t want to miss a thing!
Wakefields Jewellers, based in West Street in the town, are the headline sponsors of Light Up Horsham. Also supporting this festive event are show sponsors Impact Specialist Finance, The Horsham Cellar, Barratt Homes, Doodie Stark, The Café at No.4 and The Giggling Squid, with Bills Restaurant is supporting the event.
The content for Light Up is being created by RMV Productions with project support provided by Creative Technology. These two locally based businesses are working together to create an amazing show which uses Projection mapping.
Projection mapping is a spatial augmented reality, which turns any space or surface into a canvas for digital artwork. This pioneering and visually striking technique was used as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, projected onto Buckingham Palace, and now it’s coming to Horsham!
Horsham’s Old Town Hall, now a Bill’s Restaurant, has been 3D scanned. This data is then used to create a realistic 3D model that is animated in all sorts of exciting ways. The animation is then projected back on to the front of the structure, giving the impression the building is moving.
We can’t give too much away about the show, but if you like snow, ballerinas and all things Christmas then do come and visit – several times!
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