lumiere london

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Lumiere London. Various locations in central London.

Lumiere London is a world-class annual light festival, held in January. It is funded by the Mayor London and organised by Artichoke, the UK's leading creator of outdoor arts events. Artichoke's previous projects include bringing central London to a standstill with the enormous Sultan's Elephant, broadcasting love poetry from illuminated tents along the coastline of the UK, and burning a 460 ft long model of 17th century London on the Thames to mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London.

The first Lumiere London event, in 2016, attracted an estimated 1.3m visitors over four nights in the West End, Mayfair, and K|ing's Cross. Each year more than 50 light works are commissioned from leading light artists, and are displayed in and on prominent landmarks including Piccadilly Circus and Westminster Abbey. The installations are all site-specific, for example hundreds of threads of light wrapped at high level around the trees in St.James's Square. 

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