This years Lumiere London festival of light is due to return to London this month. The iconic festival will start on the 18th of January and end in the evening of the 21st.
The annual event is held to celebrate the capitals iconic architecture and streets through art. The festival plays host to over fifty pieces of work that reflect the vision of leading artists both in the UK and internationally who have a platform to showcase their art for free to a sizeable audience. The thought is that by illuminating the buildings it will change the perceptions of public spaces.
The 2018 festival has seen its size grow this year, extending its reach from King's Cross, through Fitzrovia, Mayfair, Trafalgar Square, Westminster and onto Waterloo with crowds expecting to beat 2016's total of over 1.3m attendees. 2016 also saw visitors spend a massive £22m during the event.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said “Lumiere London 2018 will be bigger, brighter and bolder than ever before – with even more areas of our city involved and even more people expected to visit this incredible festival.
“I am particularly pleased that this year we are organising community projects in outer London boroughs to ensure that as many Londoners as possible can get involved with this world-class event.
“Lumiere London 2018 shows that London is open to people from across the world and open to creativity and ideas, and open for business. I look forward to welcoming millions of visitors to the capital and building on the success of 2016’s showpiece.
“There’s no better way to banish the January blues – so get ready to take to the streets and marvel at a dazzling array of incredible artwork and installations.”
The festival is commissioned by the Mayor and produced by Artichoke. CEO of Artichoke, Helen Marriage, said “In January 2016, more than a million people came out on some of the coldest nights of the year to enjoy this great world city as it had never been seen before.
“I’m thrilled that the Mayor has commissioned Artichoke to programme and produce the second edition of Lumiere London. The festival is the biggest night-time event in London and will transform the capital into a giant art exhibition without walls. As a global showcase for the capital, it is an excellent sponsorship opportunity that every business and brand should consider."
If you want more information on the Lumiere London festival go to visitlondon.com/lumiere.
News | February 24,2017