Running until this Sunday 17 January, Lumiere London has taken the city by storm! Myself and some friends went last night and it surely didn’t disappoint; despite the cold.
Having mentioned Lumiere London in my article with Match.com, It was high on my list of things to do in London and having been, I have never felt more proud to be a Londoner.
London is ground to a halt every night from 6.30pm until 10.30pm as international artists have dazzled our streets and buildings. The festival curated by creative producers Artichoke, stretches from Kings Cross to the West End, in extravagant locations such as Regent Street, Grosvenor Square and London’s Leicester Square. The festival features more than 20 pioneering artists who have transformed some of our city’s iconic buildings. Artists have used the city as their canvas to map some of their artistic talents and let London shine bright as thousands of visitors and tourists are to visit the festival.
Some of the festival’s highlights are in Leicester Square and Oxford Circus. The Garden of Light (TILT) has transformed London’s entertainment of epicentre with an exotic garden of giant illuminated plants. From giant flowers, tropical trees and a vast array of colours, Leicester Square was almost unrecognisable. Janet Echelman from America has created one of the festival’s most famous installations. The aerial sculpture is hung high-above the ground and is constructed from thousands of feet of knotted twine. It was inspired by the 2011 Japanese Tsunami which temporarily shortened the length of the day by 1.8 micro-seconds through the earth’s vibrations.
Take a look at some of my stand-out installations!