Keyframes, Groupe LAPS, Thomas Veyssiere, Produced by Artichoke. Lumiere London 2016, Photo by Mathew Andrews
The 2018 programme, which includes over 50 mesmerising works by international artists, can be viewed here.
Crowds can look forward to a second installment of Patrice Warrener’s popular Light of the Spirit, which brought Westminster Abbey to colourful life last year. You can see King's Cross flooded in water and waves of ethereal blue light as Daan Roosegaarde's immersive Waterlicht is intsalled in Granary Square. Stroll through an undulating tunnel of light at South Bank and marvel at the Brutalist concrete of the National Theatre rendered animated, glowing, and liquefied, whilst the Leicester Square gardens are transformed into a rural idyll with curious nocturnal creatures.
Helen Marriage, the CEO of the arts charity behind the festival, Artichoke, looks forward to the festival’s reimagining of communal space: ‘Lumiere London is about more than the art: it’s about people sharing public space and re-discovering the city.’
Garden of Light, TILT, Lumiere London 2016. Produced by Artichoke, Photo by Matthew Andrews
The best and most leisurely way to get around the festival is on foot, but if you do want to take public transport, check the TFL website in advance. Download the Lumiere app. map and guide, to help map your route, too.
See revered architecture transformed with 3D light projections, interactive installations and other extraordinary light works this January.
Get outside and start your 2018 in spectacular fashion.
|What||Lumiere London Light Festival, 2018|
|Where||Various Locations | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Oxford Circus (underground)|
18 Jan 18 – 21 Jan 18, 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
|Website||Click here for more information|