This weekend saw thousands of people thronging the streets of Durham for the return of ‘Lumiere Durham’ – a four day light festival billed as the biggest of its kind in the UK.
Our Prince Bishops Homes subsidiary co-sponsored art installation No1 on the Lumiere map – a thought provoking piece projected on to the beautiful Miners’ Hall on Flass Street in the city.
‘The Common Good’ was created by visual artists Shared Space & Light and was described in the Lumiere programme as a ‘powerful and touching 3D video projection.’
Prince Bishops Homes hosted a preview event for the artwork, alongside our co-sponsors County Durham Housing Group.
Our chief executive Paul Fiddaman joined his counterpart Bill Fullen from CDHG to welcome guests to the Miners Hall.
Everyone present was wowed by the combination of visuals and commentary provided by a collection of public sector workers from across the area we serve. Those taking part included firefighters, teachers, doctors, refuse collectors, police officers, and a lollipop man – all explaining what public service means to them, and why their services matter so much.
Paul Fiddaman, group chief executive of Karbon Homes, who also leads Prince Bishops Homes, said: “We’re delighted to be associated with this fantastic piece of work.
“Shared Space & Light are putting across an important message about the vital role of our public services.
“We also have a vital role to play in the life of County Durham and its residents, both through Prince Bishops Homes and Karbon Homes, and we feel it’s appropriate that we should support this particular piece of work.”