Friday night saw me wandering around London’s Southbank looking at pretty lights with three girlfriends. Not just any old lights but a light festival, no less. Lumiere London has more than fifty artworks shining out in the dark across central London, best of all it is free. We started the evening in the members bar of the Royal Festival Hall with a bird’s eye view of the London Eye all lit up in red especially for the occasion (but fiendishly hard to take a photograph of). Suitably fortified we set off down the river toward the Oxo Tower and this work called Bough 1 by Simon Corder.
Next door in Bernie Spain Gardens the trees were festooned with chandeliers made from used plastic bottles made by various community groups.
Turns out that we weren’t the only ones taking advantage of the free festival as the Southbank was packed and the restaurants were crowded. We managed to find a table at The Green Room that is next door to the Ballet Rambert which had the appropriately titled Light on their Feet projected onto its wall.
Lumiere London is on from January 18 – 21 what a nice way to brighten up a dark month. Did you get the chance to see any of the light installations this week?