Headline Date 06-12-2017

Victoria BID are delighted to announce that the London wide 2018 Lumiere festival, which is taking place from Thursday 18th – Sunday 21st January, is coming to Victoria. Commissioned by the Mayor of London, and produced by arts charity Artichoke, Lumiere London is the capital’s largest night-time art event and is free to attend.

Following the spectacular success of the first Lumiere London in January 2016, which saw 1.3 million visits over the four nights and a visitor spend of £22m, the nocturnal festival is designed to lift the spirits in the darkest days of winter and show the city in a new light. More than 40 artworks made using the medium of light, will explore the city’s most iconic buildings, landscape and architecture. The festival features artists from across the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Canada amongst others.

One of Victoria BID’s three installations will see French digital artist Patrice Warrener return to present the second instalment of The Light of the Spirit for Westminster Abbey, one of the most popular installations at Lumiere London in 2016. Building upon this 2016 commission to articulate elements on the West Front, which gave the impression of a painted facade, for 2018 Warrener will incorporate more of this landmark building, illuminating the sculptural details in his distinctive polychromatic style.

The announcement of two more installations in Victoria will then follow in the New Year.

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