FAQs – Press 

Press Passes

If you require a press pass to our Press Night on Wednesday 27th November, please complete our Media Accreditation form below.

Press passes can be collected from the cafe at Ocean Studios from 2pm on the day. These can also be used on the additional days.

The Press Night will start at 5pm on Wednesday 27th November. There will be a chance to use some of the installations before the general public on the night.

Press Embargo

Please be aware that all images and video footage of Illuminate has been embargoed until 00:01 on Thursday 28th November.

Interview Opportunities

You will have the chance to interview both members of the Real Ideas team and artists at our Press Night on Wednesday 27th November.

5:30 – Claire Honey and Lindsey Hall
6:15 – Headline artists
7:00 – RWY artists

Timings subject to change.

Contact Information for Press

If you need to contact a member of the Real Ideas team for the Illuminate event, phone the Real Ideas office on 0330 223 4158.

On the days of Illuminate (28 Nov to 1 Dec), please contact either Cat Edwards on 07487 787 760 or Hannah McGrath on 0779 200 3283.

Guidance for Photography / Video

If you are taking photos / videos that are for something other than your own private personal use, you will need a press pass for the event.

Please be conscious of asking festival attendees for consent when it comes to taking their photo. There are notices around the event that state that photography and video are being taken across the days.

Photography / Video Equipment

Please note that we will not accept responsibility for any lost or damaged cameras or other equipment brought to Illuminate.

If you have Public Liability insurance, please email a copy to hannah.mcgrath@realideas.org.

Press Releases

Please find below several press releases that have been distributed for information.

– Illuminate event Press Release 09.10.19

– Illuminate Light Festival Launches App

Social Media Information

If sharing on social media, please use the following social media information:

Facebook – @illuminatelightfestival

Twitter – @illuminateLF

Instagram – @illuminate_light_festival

Hashtag – #illuminatefestival #Mayflower400

Where can I park?

Parking will be available for press onsite at Royal William Yard. 

Please complete the Media Accreditation form below – you will be able to state if parking will be required. 

Media Accreditation

If you would like to join us at Illuminate as press, please complete the form below.

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