Full programme and places revealed for Lumiere London

Westminster Abbey, BAFTA 195 Piccadilly, and the Granary Constructing at King’s Cross amongst places set to shine in first ever Lumiere London.

The complete programme for London’s first Lumiere mild pageant has been revealed in the present day, a model new occasion that’s set to rework the town’s streets and buildings throughout 4 evenings this month.

Developed by artistic producers Artichoke and supported by the Mayor of London, Lumiere London runs from14th-17th January 2016, 6.30-10.30pm. Free to attend, the pageant will re-imagine London’s city panorama and structure in 30 artworks throughout 4 foremost areas: King’s Cross; Mayfair and Grosvenor Sq.; Piccadilly, Regent Road, Leicester Sq. and St James’s; and Trafalgar Sq. and Westminster.

With founding help from Atom Financial institution, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Coronary heart of London Enterprise Alliance, London & Companions and King’s Cross, plus further help from a number of companions and sponsors, together with Westminster Metropolis Council, Lumiere London will rework elements of London’s West Finish and King’s Cross right into a glittering pedestrian playground.

Lumiere London goals to draw Londoners and vacationers alike into the guts of the capital throughout what’s historically one of many quieter months of the yr. Pageant guests are being inspired to discover the dazzling night-time gallery on foot, discovering elements of the capital for the primary time and seeing acquainted sights in a brand new mild.

There are straightforward strolling routes between most of the 30 reveals and loads of alternatives to remain and linger over a drink or a meal on the many venues and points of interest alongside the best way.

Advised strolling routes embrace: from Leicester Sq. by way of to Trafalgar Sq. and Westminster Abbey; from Piccadilly Circus to Grosvenor Sq. by way of Piccadilly Arcade and St James’s; alongside Regent Road by way of Carnaby to Oxford Circus; and from Euston Street to King’s Cross, Granary Sq. and past. The pageant map shall be out there to obtain at www.visitlondon.com/lumiere and can be distributed to pageant guests in London’s West Finish and King’s Cross through the occasion.



At Westminster Abbey, French digital artist Patrice Warrener will use his chromalithe method to “paint” theAbbey’s West Gate in an electrical riot of color. The Mild of the Spirit will spotlight the collection of stone statues above the Nice West Door together with Dr Martin Luther King and El Salvadorean Bishop Oscar Romero, in addition to elements of the 2 Western Towers constructed by Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor.

In Piccadilly, the Lumineoles mild sculptures will dance with the weather, whereas on the façade of BAFTA 195 Piccadilly, main stars and administrators of British display and TV will seem as a part of 195 Piccadilly, a dynamic, technicolour paintings by Newcastle-based studio NOVAK, with a hanging soundtrack by Ed Carter. Exploring the totally different genres of cinema and tv and utilizing pictures from BAFTA’s archive, together with Michael Caine, Olivia Coleman, Idris Elba, Steve McQueen, and Julie Walters, the piece will draw out the architectural options of the constructing and seek advice from its origins as the house of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours. (Supported by Levy Actual Property and in partnership with Coronary heart of London Enterprise Alliance and BAFTA 195 Piccadilly)

At King’s Cross, guests will have the ability to discover the world, its buildings and areas by means of 11 installations and projected artworks, together with Circus of Mild, a magical animation throughout the breadth of the repurposed Granary Constructing particularly commissioned for the pageant from Portuguese studio Ocubo, and Diver by Ron Haselden, a 17-metre mild sculpture on the King’s Cross Swimming Pond Membership.




King’s Cross

  • Mild Graffiti, Floating Footage (Sweden) in collaboration with Digital Artwork Middle (Stockholm College) and Pew Sq.. An interactive set up that invitations audiences to make use of torches on smartphones or another supply of sunshine handy to color onto their environment. (In partnership with King’s Cross)

  • Spectra-Three: Lux, Subject (UK). A dwelling, sensing and shifting mild sculpture, trying to attach with the individuals round it and with one thing far, far on the market. (In partnership with King’s Cross)

Beforehand introduced installations in King’s Cross:

  • binaryWaves by Lab[au] (Belgium), Regent’s Canal

  • Becoming a member of the Dots by Cleary Connolly (Eire/France), Battle Bridge Place

  • Litre of Mild by Mick Stephenson (UK) with Central Saint Martins college students and MyShelter Basis Central Saint Martins Crossing

  • Platonic Spin by Nathaniel Rackowe (UK), Regent’s Place, Euston Street


London’s West Finish

  • Elephantastic by Catherine Garret/Prime’lá Design (France) A strikingly life-like elephant emerges from a cloud of mud to make his sluggish and heavy journey via the archway on Air Road between Piccadilly and Regent Road, bringing the sounds of the jungle to central London. (In partnership with Regent Road Affiliation and The Crown Property)

  • I Haven’t Modified my Thoughts in a Thousand Years, Beth J. Ross (UK) Two long-forgotten 11th century proverbs found in a medieval manuscript, re-written in neon and exhibited on the Piccadilly Arcade. (In partnership with Nice Portland Estates)

  • Keyframes by Groupe LAPS/Thomas Veyssiére(France) Veyssiere’s trademark LED stickmen emerge from an un-noticed 19th century frieze on the prime of Liberty Home on Regent Road and run riot throughout the entrance of the constructing. (In partnership with Regent Road Affiliation and The Crown Property)

  • Luminéoles, Porté Par Le Vent (France) Floating alongside Piccadilly and lit from inside, these sleek dreamlike creatures will dance with the weather, ebbing and flowing with the music and, creating lovely vibrant shapes as they go. (In partnership with Coronary heart of London Enterprise Alliance)

Beforehand introduced installations in London’s West Finish

  • 1.eight London by Janet Echelman (US), Oxford Circus

  • Backyard of Mild by TILT (France), Leicester Sq.

  • Les Voyageurs by Cedric Le Borgne (France), St James’s

  • Shaida Strolling 2015 by Julian Opie (UK), Broadwick Road


Mayfair / Grosvenor Sq.

  • Aquarium, Benedetto Bufalino & Benoit Deseille (France). A defunct purple telephone field in Mayfair turns into a dwelling aquarium crammed with goldfish. (In partnership with the Grosvenor Property)

  • Brothers & Sisters, Ron Haselden (France) A part of a collection of works created by Haselden over quite a lot of years, this set up is predicated on drawings by schoolchildren from the Isle of Canine, London, and reworked into giant sculptures utilizing LED embedded light-rope. (In partnership with the Grosvenor Property)

  • Sanctuary, Sarah Blood (UK). Sarah Blood’s set up of neon birdhouses nestles within the timber in Brown Hart Gardens, related by a soundscape of choreographed birdsong. (In partnership with the Grosvenor Property)

  • Spinning Night time in Dwelling Color, Elaine Buckholz (US). Buckholz reimagines Van Gogh’s portray All Night time Café sampled like a spinning document with a shaking video digital camera and reworked right into a collection of shifting line work. With an unique sound rating by Flooring van de Velde and Elaine Buckholtz. (In partnership with the Grosvenor Property)


Trafalgar Sq.

  • Centrepoint. The enormous neon letters that used to grace the highest of London’s Centrepoint constructing discover a momentary new house at London’s epicentre in Trafalgar Sq.. (Supported by Almacantar)

  • Plastic Islands, Luzinterruptus (Spain). A collection of glowing sculptures within the Trafalgar Sq. fountains. Produced from hundreds of recycled plastic bottles, the piece is impressed by and a commentary on the “Eighth-Continent”, the rubbish patch of marine litter accrued within the North Pacific Ocean.

Founding Associate Bloomberg Philanthropies is working alongside Artichoke to reinforce public engagement with Lumiere London and can host “The Coronary heart and Soul of the Metropolis’, an occasion at which Lumiere London artists will talk about and debate the lifetime of the town, the general public realm and the way they are often reworked by communities and artists. For additional particulars seewww.visitlondon.com/lumiere.

Artichoke is working with Workforce London, the Mayor’s volunteering programme for London, to recruit over 200 volunteers from throughout the capital to assist make the pageant a hit. From sharing information of the town and recommending locations to eat and drink, to serving to audiences uncover extra concerning the artworks, this week is the final probability to enroll right here: http://volunteerteam.london.gov.uk

The complete pageant programme is hooked up within the press pack and may be downloaded together with additional particulars from the devoted web site created by lead media companion London & Companions: www.visitlondon.com/lumiere.