12th January 2018
Artichoke announce Full Lumiere London Programme

Flint is pleased to announce the full programme and locations for Lumiere London 2018, with more than 50 artworks​ by UK and international artists​ set to transform the capital’s streets, buildings and public spaces into an extraordinary and immersive nocturnal art exhibition of light and sound.

Produced by arts charity Artichoke​ and commissioned by the Mayor of London​, the four-night festival is completely free to attend. Following the success of the first Lumiere London in January 2016, this second edition extends from North to South across six city destinations: London’s West End​, King’s Cross​, Mayfair​, Fitzrovia​, Westminster & Victoria​, and South Bank & Waterloo​.

Newly announced works include Tracey Emin’s poignant neon work, Be Faithful to Your Dreams, at St James’s Churchyard on Piccadilly​ in St James’s​. Also in St James’s, artist Alaa Minawi, pays tribute to Syrian refugees with My Light is Your Light. ​At King’s Cross​, Entre les Rangs by Rami Bebawi and Kanva, invites visitors to walk through a shimmering field of illuminated reflective flower stems and Lampounette by French artistic studio TILT will provide a surreal take on the area’s business environment paying homage to the iconic office desk lamp, but in giant size.

Tiny sparks of light will flicker throughout Mount Street Gardens, like shooting stars across a midnight sky in sound and light work by Atsara. In Fitzrovia, ​CONTROL NO CONTROL, an interactive LED sculpture will captivate audiences and at Westminster Cathedra​l Piazza, Victoria​, audiences can view a rose window with a difference, made from thousands of 1 recycled plastic bottles and lit by the pedalling of stationary bicycles. Close by in Trafalgar Square​ a canopy of luminous spheres will sail above the audiences, filling the Square with light.

A psychedelic new commission by Miguel Chevalier suspended above the pedestrianised Oxford Circus ​will respond to movements of the viewers below. Along South Bank​, The Wave by Vertigo consisting of forty triangular and interactive glowing gates will create a beacon of light along the river, while artist David Ward will illuminate the Rambert Building with the Rambert’s company of international dancers.

Lumiere London is the capital’s largest art event and receives major support from London & Partners, London’s West End, King’s Cross and Bloomberg Philanthropies with additional support provided by a host of partners and funders including Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, Wellcome, The Fitzrovia Partnership and the Victoria, South Bank and Waterloo BIDs, as well as Cain International, Marriott and Universal Music.

To see the full programme announcement and download maps to help navigate the festival please visit www.visitlondon.com/lumiere.


Image Credit 1: The Wave by Vertigo, courtesy of Artichoke Trust

Image Credit 2: Lampounette by TILT, courtesy of Artichoke Trust and the artists