Light into Dark, Dark into Light Festivals
The Mount Stuart Trust are currently in the planning stages to deliver two separate and very distinct festivals each year that will open and close each tourist season on Bute. The season will open with ‘dark into light’ in spring and close with ‘light into dark’ in autumn. Each festival will be an independent event, however the theme of ‘contrast’ or ‘change’ will run throughout both.
Light into Dark will be held over three nights in late October 2020. This will be the larger of the two events, world
leading in its aspiration, and will attract international media attention. The Spring event, Dark into Light, will take the form
of a month long programme of smaller scale, curated events that promote the Bute brand through the abundant talents of
local people and the Island’s natural resources. The programme will run throughout March and will showcase the Island’s
artists, artisans, makers and food producers, presenting the island's creativity and the entrepreneurship that defines
the Bute community.