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‘A chariot in the sky’: Lumiere festival of light in Durham honours Covid dead

Installations bring dazzling illuminations to county in beloved biennial event

One of the most peculiar monuments in the UK is about to get a little stranger when it is spectacularly lit up to be seen from as far as 20 miles away and accompanied by a blasting soundtrack including music by the 12th century mystic Hildegard of Bingen.

Penshaw Monument is a 20-metre replica of the ancient Greek temple of Hephaestus built by the Victorians on a hill near Sunderland.

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