Everyone needs a bit of sparkle in January – it’s all too easy to allow those dark mornings to get the better of you. So when we heard about the magic that is set to sweep across the city from the 14-17 January, we got pretty excited. If you haven’t read about it already, allow us to introduce you to Lumiere London, a festival of light, which will transform the capital with dazzling displays across King’s Cross and the West End.
Developed by creative producers Artichoke and supported by the Mayor of London, Lumiere London will take you on a mesmerising nighttime adventure, leading you through trails of light installations and artwork that are set to turn the capital into a canvas of colour. King’s Cross will be transformed with 11 installations, including one, aptly named Light Graffiti, which invites spectators to get involved themselves, using the light of their smart phones to paint onto their surroundings.
The night-gallery is totally free to enter, making January’s empty pockets feel not so disheartening and encouraging all Londoners to immerse themselves in the sea of colour. Food will also be on offer at various locations, including the Midnight Feast, in Lewis Cubitt Square, where a host of food traders will gather to fuel you up for the evening. We couldn’t think of a better way to cure the post-Christmas blues… Don’t forget to send us your pictures!
For more information or to download a free map of the installations, click here.