The Mayor of London has welcomed the news that the first Lumiere light festival will be launched in the city in January, taking place over four nights from 14th-17th January 2016. Lumiere London will be a free-to-attend event taking place over four evenings across more than 20 landmark locations in London’s West End and King’s Cross.
Pioneering international artists have been commissioned to create works for Lumiere London, giving visitors and Londoners the opportunity to see the city in a new light.
Designed as an antidote to the post-holiday blues, Lumiere London will appeal to tourists and Londoners alike. This ground-breaking new festival will reinforce London’s global reputation as a leader in culture and the arts and is expected to draw visitors to the capital from the UK and around the world at a traditionally quieter time of year.
The sites for the installations will include some of the city’s most iconic buildings and locations. As with all Artichoke projects, an element of surprise will be integral to the experience and the exact locations will remain under wraps until closer to the time.