Lasers to illuminate the sky for miles

Photo taken by Keith Park
Photo taken by Keith Park
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Two villages three miles apart will be linked together in a laser beam shot through the sky in an ambitious art project.

Shoe factories in Earls Barton and Wollaston will be connected by a three mile long series of laser beams lighting up the night sky across the two villages.

The project named ‘Stitch’ is part of FLOW, a county art project.

The council commissioned art project is aimed to highlight the heritage and importance of the shoe industry in Northamptonshire and already piqued the interest of local residents are organisers tested the lasers last night ahead of a three-day display in October.

Graham Callister, project manager of the art scheme, said: “People are fascinated by the beams and we haven’t received a single piece of negative feedback whatsoever.

“Our aim is to show a shared heritage between the two villages to engange people.”

This display follows hot on the heels of a similar project last year when FLOW lasers made a 12 mile link between water towers in Desborough, Rothwell and Corby.