PARTS of Winchester have been transformed with a space-themed display to brighten up the city for half term.

The Glowing Galaxies installation can be spotted in Middle Brook Street and Kings Walk from Saturday, February 10 to Sunday, February 18.

Hampshire Chronicle: Glowing Galaxies outside The BrooksGlowing Galaxies outside The Brooks (Image: Adele Bouchard)

The light show, organised by Winchester City Council and installed by Icthus Event Solutions, builds on the success of events in previous events like the enchanted light garden last year in Abbey Gardens.

Access to the lights is free and they’re best to see after dark but daytime visitors will still be able to see the planets above.

Hampshire Chronicle: Lights in Kings WalkLights in Kings Walk (Image: Adele Bouchard)

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Cllr Lucille Thompson, cabinet member for business and culture said: "The previous light events have been enjoyed by both residents and visitors, so I’m really pleased to see these events continue. It provides free activity for families to do over half term, and gives the opportunity for residents and visitors to spend more time exploring Middle Brook Street and Kings Walk, making the most of the array of independent and creative businesses in the area."

Christine Cook, managing director of Icthus Event Solutions Ltd, said: “Icthus, as a local specialist in lighting displays, is delighted to be working with the council to bring this exciting new event to Winchester, our home city. We hope everyone will enjoy seeing the city lit up on what can be a gloomy time of year.”

Winchester’s Glowing Galaxies project has been funded by the government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, supporting communities and place by investing in arts and culture. Winchester City Council has been allocated £45,000 from the fund between 2023 and 2024 to deliver free-to-access light experiences.