A DAZZLING light sculpture installation will illuminate Bradford next week when City Park is transformed into a ‘Forest of Light’.

The Mirror Pool area next to City Hall will be turned into a cornucopia of light, with more than 59 gigantic sculptures filling the space with shades of red, green, orange and gold.

Bradford Council has released an artist’s impression of what the public can expect to see when the light show comes to life on Thursday at dusk.

Red tipped reeds will wave gently in the breeze and huge wild thistles will burst into life like exploding fireworks, while enormous luscious scarlet flowers will blossom as City Park turns into a colourful meadow of light.

People will be able to walk among the shimmering utopia, while giant vertical shards of golden light rain down from enormous illuminated branches overhead.

The show has been specifically designed to work with the mirror pool, which will be partially filled during the installation to create dazzling reflections.

The Forest of Light will be on display for free every evening from dusk until 10pm from Thursday until Sunday, October 9.

Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw, portfolio holder for regeneration, planning and transport at Bradford Council, said he was looking forward to seeing the light installation arrive in the city.

“The Forest of Light is going to be incredible and I’m sure it will be very popular,” he added.

“City Park events continue to play an important role in Bradford’s regeneration drawing people into the city centre and generating positive word of mouth.”

Bradford Council is urging people who visit the installation to spread the word about it by taking pictures and share them on social media with the hashtag #ForestofLight.

The Forest of Light is the work of French light artists T.I.L.T., a company based in the French commune of Eurre, about 70 miles south of Lyon.

It has taken its dazzling light installations all over the world, including pieces in Beijing, Montreal, London and Jerusalem.

The company is currently transporting the 59 sculptures, 1,700 metres of cabling, switch boxes, tools and equipment in three large lorries on a 550 mile trip to Bradford from its base in the south or France, via Zeebrugge in Belgium and Hull.