The streets of York will be illuminated by poetic projections this half term.
Community group York Creatives are aiming to ‘surprise, delight and inspire the public’ in a series of events titled PROOF.
The upcoming event, the third iteration, will see series of words by York poet Alex Mepham projected in prominent locations around the city on Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 November.
The exact locations will be revealed through a series of clues posted on York Creatives Instagram in the run up to the event.
The York Creatives team said, “Our aim is to catch members of the public off guard as they turn a corner on a dark evening and are met with an unexpected artwork.
“We commissioned local poet Alex Mepham to create the words that will be displayed, which address themes of curiosity, creativity and community.
“Alex then worked with graphic designer Johannes Grimmond who has created a bespoke typeface influenced by a historic letterpress style used in York by the Delittle factory which we will be using to display the work.”
Previous PROOF events have been a night of film, poetry and live music and an immersive modern interpretation of Shakespeare’s War of The Roses.
Following the two evenings of projections, on Friday 3 November York Creatives will host ‘The Projectorists’ at – a free to attend masterclass in digital projection led by audio visual firm AY-PE. This will be held at Spark from 3:45pm to 5pm.
To find out more about York Creatives, visit their website here.