Lumiere Durham 2015

Once again the Lumiere Festival is returning to Durham City. Held in the historic city centre the festival will take place between Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th November. Just like in 2013 the organisers are recommending that you do not take a pushchair and instead use a sling. The 2013 event had 175,000 visitors over 4 days.


Lumiere 2011 – carried close and seeing sites.

Pushchairs can be difficult to push in crowds, they take up space (already at a premium) and in reality all baby/toddler/preschooler will see are other people’s legs. Therefore as I did in 2013 we are once again offering special sling hire sessions. This time I hope not to have to demo from a wheelchair (anyone who came last time will remember my broken ankle).


Lumiere 2013 and one of the 27 exhibits.


During the week of Lumiere we will have 3 normal sessions (Monday, Wednesday and Saturday) but will also offer 3 “open house” drop ins too. Slings will be able to be hired overnight, for a week, a fortnight and a month, with prices reflecting this.

Where will we be?

Monday 9th November Miss Tina‘s , Barmston, Washington. Sling hire £8 for 4 weeks.

Tuesday 10th November open house at home 10-12 drop in. Sling hire £3 for 1 week.

Wednesday 11th November main library drop in 10-12 at home. Sling hire £3 for 1 week, £5 for 2 weeks and £8 for 4.

Thursday 12th November open house home drop in 12.30-2.30. Sling hire overnight for return on Friday £2, one week £3, till next main drop in £4.50.

Friday 13th November open house 11.30-1.30 at home. Sling hire overnight for return on Saturday afternoon £2. Hire until Thursday 19th £3.20

Saturday 14th November 2-4pm Saturday Slings drop in. Sling hire for one month £8. Hire until Thursday 19th £3.

I hope people appreciate this service. I have tried to limit prices as much as possible but due to the extra paperwork there is a little higher rate for simple overnight hires.

The address do open house sessions is:

13 Brecken Way




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