CROWDS of thousands flocked to see Leeds city centre transformed into a spectacle of colour and light during a two day festival.

Some of the city’s best known buildings and locations were the settings for fantastical creations by artists from across the globe in the annual Light Night Leeds last week.

A stunning parade got the event officially underway, winding its way up The Headrow and through the centre as awestruck spectators lined the streets. More than than 60 installations, projections and performances were staged as the festival took place for the 15th year in a row. Each artwork was tailored to themes of Mind, Body and Spirit

Councillor Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council, said: “Light Night is always one of the most popular and highly-anticipated occasions in Leeds and it never fails to surpass expectations. Once again we’ve seen thousands of people and families come together at the heart of the city centre and be captivated and inspired by this truly incredible spectacle.

“The sheer creativity and imagination which goes into Light Night is a remarkable thing to see and for so many talented artists to come to Leeds from all across the world is also a real endorsement of the city’s reputation as an international centre of cultural excellence.”