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Light up your life: Lumiere London 2018

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Bright Lights at Lumiere London

In the post-Christmas gloom of January, Lumiere London arrives to lighten even the darkest moods. After the success of its first run two years ago, this time the free outdoor arts festival glows across an even broader swathe of the city, from King’s Cross and Fitzrovia down through Soho and Mayfair to Westminster and Victoria, South Bank and Waterloo.

Taking place evenings from 5:30 to 10:30pm on Thursday the 18th through Sunday the 21st of January, Lumiere London includes interactive pieces, sculpture, projections and more. Highlights include the roving Umbrella Project, a choreographed performance piece with LED brollies; The Light of the Spirit, which brings technicolour to the sculptures of Westminster Abbey; and Impulse, featuring illuminated seesaws in South Molton Street.

Lumiere London

If you missed the festival in January 2016, here’s your chance to see London in a whole new light. For maps of the installations and further information, go to Lumiere London’s website.

Elisa Freeling

Elisa moved to London a decade ago from San Francisco, where, in pre-children days, she was the managing editor at Sierra magazine. She lived in Brook Green, Notting Hill and Chiswick before settling in Northfields, where she lives with her book-loving daughter, architecture-loving son, and thickly moustachioed husband.

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