The 7th edition of LUMINA Festival da Luz in Cascais took place from 21 to 23 September 2018. LUMINA once again illuminated the urban space of the town with shows of light and colour, through artistic works by renowned national and international artists from different parts of the world.
In the form of contemplative projects, video mappings, performances, interactive projects and for the first time colourful parades that always have light as their common base, the goal was to celebrate the theme "Colours and Shapes" in all its nuances, senses and aspects, but also to allow visitors to freely interpret different forms of expression, interact and participate in artistic works, providing them with a unique experience.
With a program of excellence, the route was composed of 17 works by different national and international artists who met and paid tribute to the art of light. This cultural exchange that enriches LUMINA projects not only artists but also countries.
Continuing the goal of inclusion and interaction, LUMINA 2018 counted on several participative works - created from workshops with the collaboration of the local community - and interactive works, where visitors were called
to intervene in the work itself.
LUMINA is a free event that invites kids and grown-ups to be surprised by a wonderful setting of light in the middle of the dark night.
The 6th edition of the LUMINA Festival da Luz in Cascais will take place from the 22nd to the 24th of September. LUMINA is a unique event in Portugal that recreates the urban space of the village with light
and colour shows, multimedia projections and interactive installations.
The Festival, considered by The Guardian, one of the 10 best Light Festivals in Europe, with works by national and international artists, highlights the historical heritage through a journey through the streets
of Cascais, while ensuring unique moments of discovery to be experienced with family or friends.
LUMINA, created and produced by OCUBO, has the investment and co-production of Cascais City Hall,
as well as the support of Embassies and private companies.
It is a free entrance event, which is visited annually by more than 400 thousand people, to watch unforgettable and surprising cultural moments. Nature is the theme that will move the creativity of guest artists in this edition of LUMINA Festival of Light 2017.
From the 8th to the 11th of September, the town of Cascais was once again the scene of dazzling games of light, colour, sound and movement. In this 5th edition, the LUMINA Festival of Light presented its visitors with fantasy worlds that provided a real exaltation of the senses, referring to the theme Fantastic Worlds of Light, part of an international network of Festivals of Light, this brilliant event is created and produced by OCUBO - with artistic direction by Nuno Maya and Carole Purnelle - national and international reference in the areas of video mapping and interactive projections, with projects made all over the world.
With investment from the Municipality of Cascais, European Union, Embassies and private companies, LUMINA
is a unique event that reinforces the identity of Cascais and reflects the commitment of the Municipality to diversify the cultural offer of the municipality.
The high numbers of tourism in the town prove that this investment in diversification has been successful: Cascais is now more attractive and more competitive, and throughout these 4 nights, the public has been guided along a sequential path through fascinating magical atmospheres that guaranteed a stunning sensory experience and an innovative cultural experience.
Through dynamic multimedia installations, video mapping and light projections on emblematic buildings
of Cascais, the Lumina Festival da Luz highlights the historical heritage of this village while ensuring unique moments of discovery to be experienced with family or friends, continuing the motto of inclusion and interaction, the public will find in LUMINA several participatory works - created from workshops with the collaboration of the local community - and interactive works, where visitors are called to intervene in the work itself.
With a programme of excellence, this festival has the participation of more than 40 national and international artists and a route of 22 works ready to transport those who pass through there on a journey of emotions and sensations.
To ensure that you get the most out of this experience, we always suggest that you download LUMINA APP for free through Google Play and the App Store.
LUMINA is a free event that invites kids and grown-ups to be surprised by a wonderful light scene in the middle
of the dark night.
The 4th edition of the LUMINA Festival of Light, held in Cascais from 11 to 13 September 2015, and featured works from various countries scattered along the Path of Light, providing moments of discovery, magic and great emotion to the public, having as its theme the 4 seasons of the year, the LUMINA reached 2015 more luminous than ever.
Visitors were offered a surprising circuit distributed over four routes in sequence, corresponding to the 4 seasons of the year.
An unmissable constellation of urban interventions that included dynamic multimedia installations, monumental video-projections, interactive sculptures and participatory works.
The circuit crossed carefully chosen spaces to be lived in family and among friends. LUMINA is a unique event.
Produced by the OCUBO studio and under the artistic direction of Nuno Maya and Carole Purnelle, it is a concept of urban experience recognised by the high level of artistic quality, the extreme diversity of plastic languages and the total accessibility of contents.
Thanks to the unconditional support of all partners, LUMINA is increasingly an extraordinary way of living the night, in full harmony with the landscape, the place and the community. OCUBO was an official partner of AIL
2015 | UNESCO and LUMINA 2015 was one of the many official events that were part of the event.
The 3rd edition of the LUMINA Festival da Luz, took place in Cascais from 12 to 14 September 2014, and included works from various countries spread throughout the Course of Light, providing moments of discovery, magic and great emotion to the public.
The choice of renowned and internationally recognized artists in the area of the art of light, led the public to feel completely involved, overcoming the only contemplative side that light brings us.
A diversified program with notes that referred us to the connection of the village with the sea and light.
Light shows, sculptures and lighting installations that interacted with visitors, multimedia projections and video mapping in the most emblematic buildings and locations of the village, valued the local historical heritage and offered a different visit to Cascais, proposed by Nuno Maya and Carole Purnelle, creators and artistic directors of the LUMINA light festival, in 2015, from 11 to 13 September, the LUMINA returns to Cascais with new programming, for another bright edition!
Follow the Blue Light!
From 13 to 15 September, the magical combination of light and sea gave the motto to the 2nd edition of LUMINA Festival da Luz, transforming the historic centre and the bay of Cascais into an innovative cultural experience, of free entry and for all ages.
Over three magical nights, more than 20 national and international artists surprised with great shows of light and colour, video mapping, 3D effects, light graffiti, giant multimedia projections, luminous sculptures and artistic installations that interacted with the public in a unique experience of its kind in Portugal.
Cascais was a pioneer as a land of Lighthouses and its Lights contributed to the success of the Portuguese Discoveries. Today the Light of these Lighthouses reminds us of Cascais' connection with the Sea, inspiring most
of the artistic installations, participative shows, conferences and conversations with artists.
Clouds that come from the sea invade the village... drawings by children from Cascais and three European countries show their personal vision of the Sea, impersonal façades come to life... there are countless pieces that give people a voice, let them reflect on the public space, and that in a playful way make us question our way of life.
Several artists seek collaboration and involvement with the Cascais community and the general public through interaction in specific places in which everyone will be invited to participate, from the youngest to the oldest.
The use of new technologies to achieve greater energy efficiency makes LUMINA an innovative event, with the selection of works taking into account their energy efficiency in the relationship energy spent vs audience achieved.
LUMINA is part of an international network of Light Festivals around the world with partnerships in Australia, Singapore, Israel, Russia, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Slovenia and Poland (among others), which guarantees an international programme of excellence, including the presentation of commissioned works especially for the festival.
In addition, the founders of LUMINA are Nuno Maya and Carole Purnelle, artists responsible for OCUBO.com,
an international reference in the areas of video mapping and interactive projections, with projects carried out worldwide, with the aim of sharing the light and allowing the public to appropriate the urban space in a creative way, Nuno Maya and Carole Purnelle leave no room for doubt that the Lumina will be an unforgettable experience for everyone!
LUMINA Festival of Light is a free event dedicated to the art of light, multimedia and interactivity with interventions along the urban and natural landscapes of the places where it is presented.
Participatory light shows, giant multimedia projections, sculptures, interactive platforms, installations and performances transform the public space into a new cultural experience, under the artistic direction of the
founders of the Nuno Maya and Carole Purnelle festival. In 2011 the LUMINA Festival da Luz was presented
in Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.