Les fleurs géantes, l’éléphant, and les hommes volant…’Lumiere’ festival is visual poetry of light across central London and a much needed antidote for the January blues. Free to the public, ends 17 January 2016.
An art exhibition to dispel post-holiday gloom
‘Lumiere London’ is the newest project from Artichoke, the UK charity and creative company
that works with artists to invade our public spaces and put on extraordinary and ambitious events that live in the memory forever…
The fantastic light shows in ‘Lumiere’ can be seen across four areas of London from 14-17 January 2016: King’s Cross, Piccadilly/Regent Street/St. James, Trafalgar Square/West End, and Mayfair. Completely free (thanks, London!), it’s probably doable in one night – but best to choose an area and just wander with map in hand (or follow the free app available for your smartphone) – and see where the night takes you. We downloaded the free PDF map, and there are lots of guides and volunteers in high-vis about to help you find the artworks. Otherwise, look for where there’s a crowd gathered and just look up!
My hubby and I started sort of the middle and managed to look at the Piccadilly/Regents Street/Oxford Circus area and Trafalgar Square/Leicester Square, before heading home.
What a lovely thing when London gives such a gift as this brilliant evening out…highly recommended, so bundle up and get exploring for the final night of ‘Lumiere‘ (17 January 2016).
More links and information
- Check out the ‘Lumiere’ festival website – about, maps, and more!
- Get information for the Press – Press release, official images, and more…
- View/download the free map of ‘Lumiere’ light festival [PDF] – Four areas to be seen: King’s Cross, Mayfair, Piccadilly, and West End.