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Bev Ayre is Senior Producer at Walk the Plank, the producers of Tower of Light that will illuminate Hull Marina on Thursday 14 March, celebrating Hull’s maritime history.

Here Bev talks more about the event and what we can expect.

Tell us more about Walk The Plank…

Walk the Plank is one of the UK’s leading outdoor arts experts with a track record of making art, festivals and events that engage citizens in public celebration is founded on ambitious creativity that connects with ordinary people.

With over 30 years' experience in outdoor arts, Walk the Plank have worked on everything from European Capital of Culture celebrations to immersive installations like BODY, from amazing parades to spectacular fire gardens. The company creates people-powered art with communities and storytelling at the centre.

What is the Tower of Light?

Tower of Light is a piece of exciting outdoor performance set on a 15-metre-high lighthouse. The show features sound, light and fire and is centred around three quirky lighthouse keepers.

Expect the unexpected and a thrilling, mesmerising finale.

How does Tower of Light resonate with Hull’s maritime history?

There have been lighthouses on Spurn since 1427 and beacons lit for millenia guiding mariners home across the North Sea and into the Humber Estuary, said to be one of the most treacherous waterways in the world.

Tower of Light pays tribute to the lighthouses and lighthouse keepers who have played a vital role in the maritime heritage of Hull.

The 45-mile trail of lighthouses from Spurn to Flamborough being testament to their significance in seafaring safety and the current refurbishment of the Spurn Lightship reflecting the city’s respect and fondness for these iconic structures and courageous keepers.

What can visitors expect from the procession and the performance?

500 flaming torch bearers will leave Hull Minster and head to Murdoch Connection bridge and processing towards the Tower of Light at the Marina Lock gates.

Led by three mischievous lighthouse keepers in their Ghillie boat, with live music from Bandanarama and semaphore from local community members, the show celebrates 800 years of Hull’s maritime heritage.

As the lighthouse keepers ascend the tower audiences can expect a spectacular show, featuring light, sound and fire, culminating in a fantastic finale.

Is it free for people to attend?


Do people need to book?


Where are the best locations to see the parade and performance?

The best viewing points will be the east side of Hull Marina, Humber Dock Street and Wellington Street.

The event

7.10pm - Welcome the torch-lit procession to Hull Marina
7.30pm - Tower of Light spectacle at Humber Dock Street

More information on the Tower of Light event.