16 Jan Beam Me Up London: Lumiere Light Festival
January blues is not a myth and here is the help to lighten it up: Lumiere London is back!
The excitement of Christmas and New Year is all left behind and returning to the routine aspects of our daily lives are to blame for the January blues. There is hope, because even bigger, brighter and bolder than its inaugural event, the UK’s largest light festival is returning for a spectacular second edition in London on 18-21st January. The festival is free and everyone is invited.
Following the huge success of the first Lumiere London in January 2016, the festival is designed to lift the spirits in the darkest days of winter and show the city in a new light. The artworks made using the medium of light, will explore the city’s most iconic buildings, landscape and architecture. The festival features more than 50 installations by the artists from across the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Canada amongst others.
This year’s works include; Tracey Emin’s neon work Be Faithful toYour Dreams, Daniel Iregui’s interactive led sculpture Control No Control, French digital artist Patrice Warrener’s magnificent The Light of the Spirit (Chapter 2).
Commissioned by the Mayor of London, and produced by arts charity Artichoke, Lumiere London is the capital’s largest art event receiving major support from London & Partners, London’s West End, King’s Cross and Bloomberg Philanthropies with additional support provided by a host of partners and funders including Wellcome, The Fitzrovia Partnership and the Victoria, South Bank and Waterloo BIDs, Cain International, Marriott and Universal Music.
The installations will be transforming the city up every night from 5:30 till 10:30.
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Photo: Impulse. Lumiere London, Artichoke Trust