The annual event offers a unique opportunity to rediscover the diversity of Cambridge’s iconic buildings and public spaces in a very different light

Reggiani chose once again to sponsor the popular e-Luminate Cambridge Festival, a modern arts festival in this British city already well known for its technology and research. The annual festival combines the scientific and cultural aspects of the city and allows artists and designers to literally show the city in a new light. The popular five day event has been held since 2013 and comprises spectacular light installations, events and talks and visitors can see buildings illuminated in a variety of different ways that show how light can play a creative and powerful role.

The theme for the 2017 e-Luminate Cambridge Festival centred around playfulness, a theme well-suited to underlining the festival’s uniquely interactive, fun and playful nature. The concept itself was conceived by Festival Director Alessandra Caggiano together with Pat Kane, a writer, curator and researcher. The combination of their own experiences made this year’s ‘Play of Light’ festival particularly imaginative, memorable and stimulating.

Reggiani worked closely with lighting designers Simon Fisher and Malgosia Benham and supplied its Envios IP66 outdoor projector luminaires in 26W and 39W versions for the ‘First Light’ display at The Marshall Building at Cambridge Airport. This iconic building was formerly known as Marshalls Airport and was one of the first original airport terminal buildings in the UK. The ‘First Light’ title was inspired by a film telling the story of an RAF pilot joining the Forces and flying a Spitfire for the first time. The lighting scheme projected red, white and blue rays of light above the entrance to the building and onto the three main windows to create a colourful representation of the well-known RAF roundel colours and to represent Marshall’s strong ties with the RAF throughout its history.