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Thu, 16 Feb


Southend Pier

Southend LuminoCity

From Thursday 16th - Saturday 18th February, a trail of incredible art installations will light up Southend-on-Sea as part of Southend LuminoCity

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Southend LuminoCity
Southend LuminoCity

Time & Location

16 Feb 2023, 17:00 GMT – 18 Feb 2023, 22:00 GMT

Southend Pier, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2EH, UK

About the Event

Large-scale light installations will pop up at iconic landmarks in and around the city centre and seafront including Southend Pier in February 2023, thanks to the Southend-on-Sea City Council and ESL Technology Group.

We are very pleased to host 'Nova' - the artwork is based around the mythical Star of the East which astronomers now believe to be a nova. A transient astronomical event that causes the sudden appearance of a bright, seemingly new star.

As a spectator, you will feel like you are experiencing a nova or “new star" – mighty and dazzling.

Find more info on the Southend LuminoCity Website

Entry to the pier to see Nova is free after 5pm. The pier walkway and train will be closed at 5pm.

During the day the pier is open from 10:15am - 5pm (last entry at 4pm). The installation will not be illuminated during these times. Normal pier entry prices apply from 10:15am - 5pm.

Please note, dogs and smoking are not allowed on the pier.

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