Help Southend LuminoCity shine

Southend LuminoCity is coming and needs your help.

Volunteer for Lumino City

Southend’s first ever international light festival in February commemorates its newly awarded city status and it needs the community to get involved.

A dazzling array of large-scale interactive light installations will pop up in and around the town centre and seafront over four nights during February half term. The free festival offers residents and visitors the opportunity to view Southend in a new light and experience artworks from around the world.

Southend LuminoCity is being organised by the council's small culture and tourism team. The team is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to engage with residents and visitors, acting as positive ambassadors for LuminoCity, and Southend. Working alongside council staff and a professional security firm, the volunteers will help those attending discover the installations, answer questions about each artwork, hand out guides and help make the festival an experience to remember.

Cllr Carole Mulroney, cabinet member for environment, culture, tourism and planning, said: “I am delighted that LuminoCity is coming to our new city. This event will be something our residents will never have seen before in Southend, and the exciting trail of art work provides a free, fun event for the whole family.

“It is such a great opportunity to get involved to show Southend in the best possible light and I hope that people can come forward to volunteer and be a part of this exciting event.”

Southend LuminoCity runs from Wednesday 16 - Saturday 19 February 2022 and will be active from 10am to 10pm, with three volunteer shifts:11am to 2pm, 2pm to 6pm, or 6pm to 10pm.

For more information about the festival and how to volunteer, please visit the LuminoCity website, or email culture&

Published: 14th January 2022

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