Running on Friday the 25th and Saturday 26th, the GLOW festival of lights will illuminate the Eastbury Manor House between 5 and 8.30, providing a magical experience for all the family. 


This special Winter experience will feature a series of light installations that have been created and presented by twenty artists.

With visitors wondering around the gardens and interiors, the lights will be intertwined throughout and offering a dazzling spectacle for all to enjoy.

As well as the lights, the event across the two days will also provide workshops, refreshments, a DJ and interactive activities to be enjoyed by all ages.

Based in Barking, Eastbury Manor House is an Elizabethan manor house which was completed in 1573 and is considered to be a gem in the National Trust’s collection.

Highlight installations will include Pa-Boom creating a fire garden within the walled gardens of the site, Susie Olczak will  uplight the façade of the building using contemporary patterns, while Ian Wolter will premier Orrey, a working model of the solar system which will include different sized, illuminated beach balls.

Helen Ball, Engagement Director, Creative Barking & Dagenham said “We are so excited to be working with local residents, artists, staff at the house and the national trust in this project to transform Eastbury Manor House for the GLOW festival.” 

GLOW is produced by Creative Barking & Dagenham in partnership with Studio 3 Arts and Barking & Dagenham Council who manage Eastbury Manor House. CBD encourages people to create and present exciting, innovative art.

Tickets for the  £5 for adults, while  children go free. Admittance is half hourly throughout the event Audiences are invited to explore the ground floor at Eastbury Manor House and Gardens via the designated festival route.  Purchase online at, via telephone 0208 594 7136 or in person from Studio 3 Arts, Boundary Road, Barking IG11 7JR or Eastbury Manor House.