Lumiere London 2016 – London City in a New Light

Lumiere London 2016: London Celebrates Inaugural Edition of its Light Festival

Lumiere London 2016 was a free light festival in 30 locations across some of the capital’s most iconic areas. The festival took place from January 14 – 17, 2016 for the first time in history. Organisers described the four-day spectacle as an “enormous success”. However, the organisation of the festival have dashed hopes of a repeat of the event next year.

International Artists & Inventive Artworks

Produced by Artichoke and supported by the Mayor of London, for four evenings in January London city hosted international artists that illuminated the city each night with their inventive artworks.

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More than a million people flocked to central London as 30 light displays illuminated the city over four nights last month .The installations for Lumiere London 2016 were set up in Piccadilly, Regent Street and St James’s, Trafalgar Square and Westminster, Mayfair, and King’s Cross.

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Interactive Installations and Extraordinary Light Works

Iconic architecture was transformed with 3D projections, interactive installations and other extraordinary light works. Allthough the inaugural event was a “enormously successful”, the organisers of the Lumiere London 2016 festival have dashed hopes of a repeat of the event next year. It takes a lot of time and effort to organize, what makes an annually rotating event hard to achieve.

We’re curious to see when a next version comes up, and will certainly keep you updated!

Footage in this post is property of Artichoke, organizer of the event.