A tranquil escape amidst Covent Garden’s hustle and bustle is sadly closing soon. Genesis, the unique light show that combines spirituality with technology, will close its doors in London for the final time on October 22. Having had a successful stint in the capital, this enigmatic light show will move to its next city, leaving the Grade II-listed Swiss Church near Tottenham Court Road in a few weeks’ time. If you’ve not yet been, don’t miss your chance – book Genesis tickets today.
What exactly is the Genesis light show?
Transport yourself to the beginning of time: Genesis depicts the story of creation, taking visitors from sea to sky through impressive 360-degree projections. These high-spec projections have been created to specifically fit the size and shape of the 150-year-old Swiss Church. The team behind the whole thing specialise in immersive light experiences in historical monuments; I took a visit myself, and can vouch that Genesis lived up to these credentials.
While the show is a succinct 30 minutes, during that time, you’ll see wondrous projections of water, earth, plants and the sky – it’ll be a thoroughly meditative and hypnotic experience and promises to be visually stunning.
Visitors of all ages are encouraged to be mindful of others when visiting, and keep noise to a minimum while enjoying the show. There are specific family friendly sessions each week on Wednesday and Thursday at 4.45pm, which may provide the most enjoyment for little ones, and relax parents too.
This mesmerising audio-visual journey has already enjoyed success in Zurich, Munich and Marseille with its dreamy animations and equally ethereal music depicting the elements, so grab a group of colleagues post work, or even head here on a date; it’ll be a lovely Autumn evening activity.