Yesterday, we went to see what was on offer at Leeds Light Night, where the city centre is lit up in more or less interesting ways. With a tired and cantankerous child in tow, we ended up in the University of Leeds School of Music drinking coffee and eating ice cream and would have got no further if I hadn’t insisted.
The light installation there was interesting enough but what fascinated me most had nothing to do with light and a lot to do with textiles. The university art gallery must have been taking advantage of evening footfall to keep its doors open!
Eventually, though, we found a light exhibit with which we could interact. It came with information about pollinators, those insects which both charm and feed us.
The light above the information panel above represents a flower. Elsewhere in the garden there were larger versions, which buzzed when a person walked under them. So we unexpectedly got to be bumblebees, though the flowers had no pollen or nectar.