The UK’s largest light festival comes to Lambeth

Lumiere London returns​ ​from 18​ ​-​ ​21​ ​January​ ​2018 for a spectacular second edition that promises to be ‘bigger, brighter and bolder’.

The UK’s largest light festival will feature more than 50 UK and international artists, and will transform the capital’s streets, buildings and public spaces into an extraordinary immersive landscape of light and sound.  The festival is entirely free and is set to be hugely popular with Londoners, and domestic and international visitors.

In 2018, the​ festival​ ​will come to the South Bank for the first time, thanks to South Bank BID’s sponsorship. Building​ ​on​ ​the​ ​phenomenal​ ​success​ ​of​ ​​Lumiere​ London ​​2016, ​ ​which​ ​was​ ​attended​ ​by​ ​1.3 million​ ​people​ ​over​ ​four​ ​nights, it will provide a great opportunity for all business and operators in the area – whether visitor attractions, hotels, cafés, shops, bars and restaurants – to attract customers in what is traditionally a quiet time of year.

South Bank BID will be working with the Mayor’s office, London & Partners and others to market the festival to key audiences; we are particularly keen to encourage our audiences, especially Londoners, to make repeat visits to South Bank throughout the year.

Among the first works revealed, OSC-L by digital artist Ulf  Langheinrich​ will transform​ ​the​ ​National​ ​Theatre’s​ ​fly​ ​tower​ ​into​ ​a​ ​glowing​ ​monument​ ​that​ ​will​ ​stand​ ​out  as​ ​a​ ​transcendent​ ​beacon​ ​along​ ​South​ ​Bank’s​ ​skyline.​

The Wave, an installation consisting in 40 triangular, interactive gates designed by the Danish company Vertigo, will let visitors be co-creators of their own experience, with a constantly changing pattern of sound and light along Riverside Walkway on the South Bank.

A full list of all the installations that will ‘light up’ the South Bank can be found on the Lumiere London website.

Get in touch if you have any London Lumiere-related offer you wish to promote via the South Bank BID website and social media channels.

* Lumiere London window stickers are available for businesses. Send an email to Stefano at South Bank BID if you require one.

* Business and resident letter

Volunteer Opportunity
Event organiser Artichoke is looking for friendly and enthusiastic individuals to join the team as Volunteers to help make the second Lumiere London a shining success. More info here. 

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