LewesLight 2017 takes place this weekend, starting on Friday for three days.

It is a festival of light unlike any other, now in its third year and it has a theme which celebrates the history of the ancient market town.

The specially-commissioned light installations - enhanced for the first time this year by poetry, performance and music - are by national and international designers from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Each evocative artwork illustrates an aspect of the story.

The festival is also a showcase for the digital media design, photography and production arts students at Sussex Downs College.

This year’s festival will illuminate the fascinating industrial, commercial and trading past of Lewes, focusing on the heart of its high streets from the Town Hall to the end of the Cliffe.

It will bring to life lesser known stories and the people who have transformed and influenced the town over the centuries.

LewesLight is run on a not for profit basis with professionals donating their time.

It is organised in partnership with Sussex Downs College and is supported by Lewes District Council, Lewes Town Council, leading companies in the lighting industry and other sponsors who have local links, including Bill’s,..

Award-winning lighting design practices participating in the festival have portfolios of work which include Kensington Palace, the Royal Opera House and Selfridges.

The festival is free and open to all.

Run from the heart of the Lewes community, it welcomes visitors from throughout the country. There will be regular guided tours by a team of local historians.