A popular public arts festival will return to Birmingham later this month.
The first Longbridge Light Festival took place in 2014 and organisers have come together to put the event on again as part of the Longbridge Public Art Project, produced by arts organisation WERK.
The festival, which will have family workshops, outdoor lighting installations and artwork, aims to celebrate Longbridge's automotive heritage while looking forward to its future.
It takes its inspiration from Lyon's famous Fête des Lumières, Lumiere Durham and the redevelopment of Leipzig's cotton mill, Spinnerei, which is now a ten-hectare site used by art galleries, events, studios and restaurants.
The light festival is being supported by regeneration specialist St Modwen which is leading the redevelopment of the town and also celebrating its 30th anniversary.
Development director Mike Murray said: "The regeneration of Longbridge, which includes the £100 million town centre at its heart, is about putting the area on the map and internationally recognised events such as the light festival do exactly that.
"The 2014 festival was the first of its kind within Birmingham and it was a resounding success, with over 5,500 visitors on the evening.
"Our ultimate aim for Longbridge town centre is to extend its reach well into the evening and our plans for the third phase will create a thriving destination which offers high-quality leisure attractions including a cinema, gym and high-quality restaurants that will lend themselves to supporting community and arts events."
Claire Farrell, WERK artistic director and festival curator, said: "The 2016 festival is the finale of the ongoing five-year Longbridge Public Art Project.
"The festival will feature an array of light installations and artworks by artists from the West Midlands and internationally-based artists from Birmingham's sister cities Leipzig and Chicago.
"Longbridge's past, present and future is the ongoing frame of reference for the project and new work will be created in response to this year's festival theme Shadow Factory - a poetic nod to the area's industrial heritage and wartime past as well as a metaphor for the hidden depths of a place, the stories that lie beneath its surface."
Longbridge Light Festival will take place from 6pm to 10pm on October 22 and is free to attend.