A KALEIDOSCOPE of colour will transform the city centre next month when mini-festival Illuminate Bradford returns.

World-leading 3D projection specialists, the Colour Project, who stunned crowds with their dazzling digital animation in 2017, will return with a brand new creation beamed onto the facade of Bradford’s historic City Hall.

The Imaginarium will take audiences on a magical journey under the sea, into space and through a mysterious fantasy land.

The gigantic animated light show will end with a spectacular finale of light and sound.

Master interactive sound and light artists Illumaphonium will return with Halo, a magical multi-sensory sculpture featuring cutting-edge lighting and sensor technologies.

The sculptures engage sight, sound and touch using rhythm and harmony.

Visitors will also be able to enjoy a "wildly absurd" DJ show combining music, performance, dance, song, comparing, comedy and tragedy in DJ Ukebox.

From satire to slapstick, it's hoped the celebration of pop will have audiences dancing and laughing in equal measure.

The Colour Project will also stage eyeSay, a projection piece where collective words and phrases describing Bradford will be shone onto the side of Impressions Gallery.

People will be able to try their hand at redesigning the Natwest building in vivid colours in an interactive artwork, eyeSee.

LightBikes, mobile cinemas on tricycles, will illuminate Bradford’s streets, buildings and pavements with colourful and interactive animations.

The festival will also include funfair rides, a craft market and food stalls.

Councillor Sarah Ferriby, Healthy People and Places Portfolio Holder, said: “We are thrilled to again be staging this brilliant mini festival.

“Illuminate Bradford was incredible last year and I’m looking forward to again seeing lots of people enjoying the spectacular light shows.

“Everyone is welcome and admission is free.”

Illuminate Bradford will run from Friday, November 30 to Sunday, December 2. On Friday, it will run from 5pm until 8.45pm, from 4pm until 8.45pm on Saturday and 4pm until 8.15pm on Sunday.

The 2017 Illuminate Bradford proved to be a huge hit, attracting 200,000 people to the district.

After the event, Bradford Council estimated that it had been worth more than £2.7 million to the local economy

More than 150 local artists also took part in the weekend, including groups like Cecil Green Arts, who paraded huge puppets round City Park.

The projections onto City Hall reflected the spirit of Bradford, highlighting events like the Tour De Yorkshire and the district’s film and industrial heritage.

The event followed on from the previous year’s Forest of Light, which saw the City Park mirror pool illuminated with a huge arts installation made up of 59 sculptures.