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The Rose by Mick Stephenson. Lumiere London 2018
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Discover how simple technology is changing thousands of lives across the world with The Rose at Westminster Cathedral. Lumiere London celebrates light in all its forms but for many people access to light is a luxury, and Mick Stephenson's installation with Electric Pedals (UK) highlights how communities can be transformed by light.

A rose window with a difference, this work is made from thousands of recycled plastic bottles transformed into beautiful illuminated art. In another twist, The Rose is powered by bicycles pedalled by members of the public. Join in and work off those Christmas calories!

Artist Stephenson explores issues relating to poverty, sustainability and climate change in his works. Filled with bottles designed during workshops with local school children, The Rose asks us to acknowledge the growing need for alternative technologies to support our everyday lives.

Stephenson’s Litre of Light installation for Lumiere London 2016 attracted thousands to Central Saint Martins. He also created installations for Lumiere Durham in 2015, 2013 and 2011.

What’s nearby?

Enjoy afternoon tea at The Rubens or late lunch at Scottish-inspired Boisdale, which boast special offers during Lumiere London. Once you’ve refuelled, visit the other Lumiere London installations in Westminster and Victoria.

The programme may be subject to change or cancellation due to circumstances beyond the event organiser's control.

Lumiere London is a free festival produced by Artichoke - a small charity with big ideas. Artichoke creates art for the enjoyment and wellbeing of millions of people. Your donations enable them to help keep their events free and support their work around the UK.

Venue Details & Map

Westminster Cathedral

Victoria Street
+44 (0)20 7798 9055
Public transport:
250 yards from station on the right-hand side of Victoria Street.

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