LIT Festival to light up Toowoomba's CBD tonight - The Chronicle

REGARDLESS of the weather, the inaugural LIT Festival: Stories In Light will light up Toowoomba's CBD tonight and tomorrow night.

LIT Festival director Ben Tupas said it had been a lot of hard work putting the festival together but it was now an exciting time to see it all come to fruition.

"It's all accessible so it's about getting out of your car and walking around to view the shows," he said.

"We will have volunteers handing out maps showing the locations of the exhibits."

All of the LIT features will light up from 6pm with the official opening of the festival at Grand Central followed by a lantern performance and from 7.30pm Ghosts of the Range street theatre performances.

Meanwhile, also 6pm, the trees of Frogs Hollow in Queens Park will light up with monument images of faces of local horticultural identities John Swarbrick and Louise Noble courtesy of projection artist Craig Walsh.

Nearby in the Bell St Mall, ViDA artists Jesse Wright and Connor Quill will see that the mall comes alive with sculptures and light shows that promise to impress the audience.

Rowes Carnival of Flowers Light Show - A Symphony of Spring, which has been exciting pedestrians on Russell St all week, will continue tonight.

John Rowe's feature video of colour and music stretches across the facade of the Rowes building and is best viewed from across the road on the footpath in front of the National Hotel.

The Rowe's feature also includes two stunning videos from Foxtail Productions celebrating the Carnival of Flowers, Toowoomba and the Darling Downs.

All exhibitions are free and viewers are encouraged to walk through the CBD streets and lanes and enjoy the features in a family safe atmosphere.

- Peter Hardwick