Rediscover the city with Lumiere London
Don’t miss Lumiere London a spectacular traffic-stopping free festival of light art around central London!
At the swanky press launch yesterday (18 Jan) festival director Helen Marriage said that Lumiere London would get us ‘away from the screen’…
Sadly this wasn’t quite backed up by reality, as everyone we saw looking at Lumiere’s delights last night was frantically snapping and adding to their own Instalife! But good on them adding a bit of creative camera work to their lives…
Some of the events were not quite ready yet, including Tracey Emin’s work at St James’s Piccadilly, and also the bubble on Oxford Circus wasn’t exactly what the publicity image suggested.
Nevertheless, Lumiere London is a great excuse to stay above ground and on foot in central London, with surprises dotted around Soho and beyond – and it feels so good to be able to walk right down the middle of Regent Street!
Lumiere London | West End, Mayfair, Kings Cross, South Bank | 18-21 January 2018 | 17:30-22:30 | Free
3 Artworks We Loved!
Flamingo Flyway by Lantern Company with Jo Pocock | Chinatown (we caught them just behind W hotel)
The Wave by Vertigo | Riverside Walk South Bank – Near IBM building
Echelle by Ron Haselden | St-Martins-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
3 Things We Want To Visit In The Wider Festival
Waterlicht by Daan Roosegaarde | Granary Square, Kings Cross
Patrice Warrener: The Light of the Spirit (Chapter 2) | Westminster Abbey
Northern Lights by Aleksandra Stratimirovic | Grosvenor Square, Victoria
However, the true magic of Lumiere London for us was…
Braving the cold to see London through a different lens – more than just a work place and commuter hell…
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