London’s About To Get Pretty Lit (Up) As The Lumiere Festival Returns

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The free Lumiere Festival is coming back to London in January 2018, and it’ll see the capital lit up like you’ve never seen it before.

After coming to the capital in January 2016, Lumiere is back and better than ever, as new London landmarks have decided to get in on the light-filled action for the 2o18 edition.

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[Tom Doel]
The National Theatre and Westminster Abbey have signed up to the programme this year and in a move that brings the festival south of the river, it looks like Lumiere is spreading its neon-lit wings all over London.

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[Metro Centric]
The first Lumiere festival took place in Durham in 2009 and was organised as a one-off event in aid of Artichoke charity. Since then, the idea has obviously taken the capital by a lit up storm and more than 40 artists will transform major London destinations such as Oxford Circus, King’s Cross, Covent Garden and Victoria.

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[Paula Funnell]
The artistic director, Helen Marriage, has said that the artists involved will “transform the capital’s buildings, streets and public spaces into a vast gallery without walls”. Sounds like a free art show that everyone is invited to, right? Instagram feeds, get ready.

Feature Image: Metro Centric.

Lumiere London will take place from January 18th to 21st 2018 so join their mailing list to stay updated. 

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