Lumiere London programme

Get a sneak preview of some of the artists and installations for Lumiere London 2018.

See more than 40 UK and international artists transform London into a vast nocturnal outdoor exhibition, offering new and surprising perspectives on the capital’s boroughs, streets and iconic architecture.

Westminster Abbey and the National Theatre are among the first landmark locations to be revealed. New artworks have also been announced in the key festival areas of King's Cross, Fitzrovia, the West End, Trafalgar Square to Victoria, and South Bank and Waterloo.

The Light of the Spirit by Patrice Warrener at Westminster Abbey

French digital artist Patrice Warrener returns to present the second instalment of The Light of the Spirit at Westminster Abbey, one of the most popular installations from Lumiere London 2016. Marvel at the abbey’s Great West Gate as Warrener brings the facade to life by incorporating sculptural details in his distinctive colourful style. 

Aether by Architecture Social Club at King’s Cross

Architecture Social Club, a British collective of designers, architects, technicians and poets, presents Aether, an emotive and powerful light and sound installation. Be amazed as its glittering mass grows, rolls and splinters in reaction to the soundscape created by music producer, Max Cooper. Experience how this fascinating artwork connects form, colour and music to our emotions, creating an interactive sensory experience.

OSC-L by Ulf Langheinrich at The National Theatre

Look on as German digital artist Ulf Langheinrich transforms the National Theatre’s fly tower into a luminous monument, glowing along the South Bank’s skyline. OSC-L interacts with the hard concrete of Denys Lasdun’s brutalist building, animating it in a liquid stream of light.

Bough 3 by Simon Corder in Mayfair

Discover British artist and lighting designer Simon Corder’s new commission for Lumiere London, Bough 3. Admire the vivid tubes of fluorescent light that grow up the facade of a Mayfair building, climbing like ivy up the wall, over and around the ornate decorations in the brickwork, bathing it in a soft blue light. Bough 3 is the third in a series of projects by Corder, previously also installed in Glasgow and at Oxo Tower Wharf in London.

Nightlife by Lantern Company (UK) in Leicester Square Gardens

Lead artist Jo Pocock and the Lantern Company turn Leicester Square Gardens into an illuminated world, bringing a sense of the wild into the heart of the city. Populated by curious nocturnal creatures, the luminous secret garden plays with the relationship between wild spaces and urban city life, as this busy area is transformed into a space for quiet reflection and a gathering place to celebrate the beautiful and wild.