Lumiere set to illuminate King’s Cross

Posted: Tuesday 22nd September 2015

This January, King’s Cross will host a spectacular light art festival, which will see six outdoor installations unveiled around the area.

The festival, known as Lumiere London, is taking place across more than 20 landmark locations in London, in the West End and at King’s Cross, from 14th-17th January 2016.

The free event will be the first major light festival for the city, and will rival international festivals such as Berlin’s Festival of Lights, Fête de Lumières in Lyon and Vivid Sydney. Pioneering international artists have been commissioned to create works, giving visitors and Londoners the opportunity to see parts of the city in a new light.

The festival will include 22 installations, six of which will light up the buildings and spaces at King’s Cross. As with all Artichoke projects, an element of surprise will be integral to the experience and the exact locations and works will remain under wraps until closer to the time.

The event is being supported by the Mayor of London and VisitLondon.com, with additional support from a raft of partners and sponsors, including King’s Cross, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and Heart of London Business Alliance.

More details on the festival and artists involved will be announced in November.

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